HAYDN String Quartet Op.20 No.2(25’)
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No.8 (23’)
TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet No.3 (36’)
This celebration of Russian string quartets includes perhaps the best-known of Shostakovich’s monumental quartets, as well as Tchaikovsky’s profoundly moving, complex and heartfelt Third Quartet.
These are preceded by a sublime work by Haydn; a stunning example of why the composer is now considered by many to be the father of the modern string quartet.
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Ensemble 360 has gained an enviable reputation across the UK for the quality and integrity of their performances. Formed in 2005, eleven musicians of international standing came together to take up residency in South Yorkshire with Music in the Round, establishing a versatile group comprising five string players, five wind players and a pianist.
Their home performance space is the Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse in Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, an intimate space in which the audience is seated “in the round” and never more than twenty feet away from the stage. It is from this wonderful performance space that both Ensemble 360 and Music in the Round take their names.
They play a key role in Sheffield Chamber Music Festival each year, as well as regularly performing as part our autumn and spring seasons in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and around the country. Outside Ensemble 360, the musicians all have highly successful individual careers including as Principal players in a number of Europe’s top orchestras such as the Philharmonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Mozart Players, Camerata Bern and Manchester Camerata.