INCLUDING MENDELSSOHN OCTET IN E-FLAT MAJOR
A rare opportunity to hear Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat Opus 20, written when he was only 16 years old. Here it will be performed by members of two leading string quartets, The Sacconi and Salomé.
The Sacconi is the Quartet in Association at the Royal College of Music and the Quartet in Residence in Folkestone. Their latest album features world première recordings of works by Roxanna Panufnik. Other recent releases include première recordings of works by Jonathan Dove, Graham Fitkin and John McCabe. In Damascus, their CD of music by Jonathan Dove, hit the Classical Top Ten and was chosen as one of Gramophone Magazine’s Recordings of the Year.
Formed in 2016 by four prizewinning students at the Royal College of Music in London, the Salomé Quartet is a multinational ensemble whose members have performed in venues across the world, as well as the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall in London.
In 2017 the quartet won the RCM String Quartet Competition, the Helen Just & Susan Cornell Prize and the Sacconi Quartet Prize. In addition to Felix Mendelsohn’s Octet, the concert will include works by Fanny Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.