Cavaleri String Quartet
Since its formation in 2008, the Cavaleri Quartet has gained a reputation as one of the leading European string quartets. They won Second Prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition 2014 and First Prize at the 2012 Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition. At Hamburg they were also awarded the Brahms Society Prize and Mendelssohn Prize from the Oscar and Vera Ritterman Foundation. In 2011 they were recipients of the ‘Special Prize’ at the Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition.
The Cavaleri Quartet first came to prominence in the UK after winning the Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Competition in 2011, following their Wigmore Hall London debut in 2010 and Southbank debut at the Purcell Room in 2008 (as Park Lane Group Young Artists). The quartet were “RCM Rising Stars” 2008 and were also selected for the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme and both the Kirckman Concerts Society and Musicians Benevolent Fund Ensembles Awards. They recently completed three years as the Quartet in Residence at Oxford University and are Ambassadors for the European String Teachers’ Association. They perform frequently in the UK and abroad, including three concerts in Columbia in June this year.
For us they will be performing Mozart’s ‘Dissonance’ Quartet, Szymanowski’s Quartet No. 1 and Brahms’s 3rd Quartet, in B flat.
The members of the quartet are Martin Jackson and Ciaran McCabe (violins), Anne Bielby (viola) and (on this occasion) Reinoud Ford (cello).