Barbican String Quartet

Starts: Friday, March 11th 2022 at 7:30 pm
Ends: Friday, March 11th 2022 at 10:00 pm

The London based Barbican String Quartet is an exciting young ensemble quickly establishing themselves internationally. Claimed for their “gusto, comradeship and sharp attack” (The Times) and “blazing and unusually forthright performance” (The Telegraph) the quartet was formed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and it consists of violinists Amarins Wierdsma and Kate Maloney, violist Christoph Slenczka and cellist Yoanna Prodanova.

First prize winners of the 2019 Joseph Joachim International Chamber Music Competition, the Barbican quartet are Young Artists in the St John Smith’s Square scheme in 2020.
The Barbican Quartet appeared in the Montreal International String Quartet Academy, and has also undertaken a residency in Aldeburgh in 2017. Their performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as a part of the Barbican Total Immersion and BBC Proms.

The Barbican quartet currently studies with Günter Pichler at the Reina Sofia String Quartet Academy in Madrid. They are very grateful to the Dutch Instrument Foundation for the use of Amarins’ Guadagnini violin and the Canimex Group (Canada) for the loan of Yoanna’s Gagliano cello.

Will be playing: Haydn op. 77 no. 2 / Bartok Quartet no. 2 / Beethoven op. 59 no. 2

“Kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists scheme.”