Victoria Quartet

Benedict Holland violin
Catherine Yates violin
Susie Mészáros viola
Jennifer Langridge cello

Tuesday 28 April, 2020 at 01:10 pm

Britten Three Divertimenti for String Quartet (1936)
Mendelssohn String Quartet in D major Op.44 No.1

Our Director of Concerts Simon Parkin first heard the Victoria Quartet in September 2017 during their inaugural concert at Manchester’s Victoria Baths (the venue from which the quartet take their name). The old swimming pool had been converted into a concert hall and the quartet was quite literally thrown in at the deep end.

All members of the quartet are versatile and extremely experienced musicians with strong local connections, so they are the perfect ensemble to close our 2019|2020 series.

The happy and enjoyable Mendelssohn quartet is prefaced by Britten’s Three Divertimenti; youthful, sparky pieces written in the composer’s twenties.

 

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Director of Concerts: Simon Parkin
Administrator: Clare Preston-Pollitt