Our Schubert season opens with a mouthwatering trio of concerts from one of the world’s leading string quartets.
Since its formation 30 years ago, the Vienna-based Quatuor Mosaïques has spearheaded the period-instrument revival, performing in major concert venues all over the world and winning countless plaudits (including a Gramophone Award) for its flawless musicianship and unique sound.
For these first appearances in Ireland in almost 20 years the ensemble focuses on Schubert’s late quartets; four celebrated pieces written towards the end of the composer’s life, including the incomplete but masterly ‘Quartettsatz’, the magnificent Quartet in G major, and the transcendent ‘Death and the Maiden’. For the final concert Quatuor Mosaïques is joined by guest cellist Matthias Bartolomey to perform one of Schubert’s greatest works: the String Quintet in C major.
Supported by Susie Thomson
the world’s premier period-instrument quartet The Independent
they are magicians of unquantifiable skill and experience, and what they do beguiles the eye, the ear and the mind The Glasgow Herald