We are excited to be returning to RNCM for their prestigious annual celebration of chamber music!
Joseph Haydn: Innovation and Inspiration
This year's festival pays homage to the innovative genius of Joseph 'Papa' Haydn, rightfully known as the 'Father of the String Quartet'. We explore some of his inspiring and original chamber works as well as seminal compositions including The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross. Throughout, we showcase our own talented students alongside guests Quatuor Mosaïques, Trio Wanderer, the Heath Quartet, Trio Gaspard, Simon Rowland-Jones and the Benyounes Quartet.
We also look at how Haydn's 'invention' developed, the composers directly inspired by him, and some living composers who still refer to his genius. We explore what the string quartet, or indeed, chamber music as a whole has or might become. An ever-present in composition, education and performance, the quartet is capable of ground-breaking experimentation, radical invention and extraordinary expression, and is arguably now a vehicle for innovation in its own right.
There is a wide variety of events taking place, from more traditional quartet performances to modern imaginings and arrangements, film screenings, talks and masterclasses, allowing you to curate your own individual and unique journey through this busy weekend and reflect on Haydn's immense impact as a true original.
Come and see us in the public Exhibition! We will have a wide range of solo, chamber and educational publications as well as a selection of instruments, accessories and gifts, all available for sale as part of the exhibition on the RNCM concourses.
We are also delighted to be representing two leading international publishers, Henle and Edition Peters, at this event, with stands dedicated to their authoritative, beautifully-produced editions.
Above: our pop-up shop with Henle and Edition Peters at the RNCM Strings Festival 2019