30 Nov - 01 Dec 2015
7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Manoel Theatre


The Leipzig String Quartet will be returning to perform the last of Beethoven’s String Quartets.

Teatru Manoel is proud to present the return of the Leipzig Quartet for the third two recitals of the series of concerts featuring Beethoven’s string quartets. The two different recitals will take place on the 30th November and the 1st December at 8pm.

Founded in 1988, the Leipzig String Quartet is now widely acclaimed as one of the most exciting string quartets in the international chamber music scene. In 2002, the The New York Times wrote, “if there is a Leipzig sound, this is it!” Three of its members were first chairs in the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig. After studies with Gerhard Bosse, the Amadeus quartet, Hatto Beyerle and Walter Levin, they went on to win numerous prizes and awards, such as the 1991 International ARD Munich competition, and the Busch and Siemens prizes.

Today, the Leipzig String Quartet performs extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America, Australia, and Asia, as well as at many major festivals.

The quartet’s almost 90 recordings have been met with international critical acclaim. They’ve brought the group such recognition as the Diapason d’Or and Premios-CD-Compact awards, two nominations for the Cannes Classical Award and the 1999, 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2012 ECHO-Klassik awards. Their recording of the complete Schubert quartet literature is considered by many to be the most important release for the Schubert year 1997.

Each of the Leipzig Quartet recitals at Teatru Manoel includes a different programme. The 30th features String Quartet in B flat major, op. 133 The Great Fugue, Quartet in B flat major op. 18, no. 6 and Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1. The 1st will feature String Quartet in C minor, op. 18, no. 4, Quartet in E flat major, op. 74 The Harp and Quartet in C sharp minor, op. 131.

Each concert starts at 8pm and is preceded by a pre-concert talk for ticket holders at 7.15pm. Booking for the two recitals can be made from the Teatru Manoel website, or you may alternatively email bookings@teatrumanoel.com.mt or call 2124 6389.

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