24/08/2019 / News

New Release

Jean-Luc Votano, principal clarinet of the Liège Royal Philharmonic (OPRL), here presents a work by a ‘classic’ figure of the twentieth century, the Kammerkonzert for clarinet, string quartet and string orchestra of Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1930), along with two compositions of the twenty-first: Magnus Lindberg’s Clarinet Concerto, of which Votano gave the Belgian premiere with … Read More

24/06/2019 / News


Between the operas and ballets, the symphonies, tone poems, and concertos, and the songs and piano miniatures representing most of the significant entries in Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s work catalogue, the major genres of string chamber music register their presence as a salient minority. However, these works merit our full attention because they range over practically … Read More

13/01/2019 / News

Weinberg 100

In 2019, we will celebrate the Weinberg centenary with performances of his complete string quartets cycle in Manchester, Paris, Washington, Hamburg, London, Taipei and Amsterdam. We are very much looking forward to play these works that we love so much in such wonderful places! If you want to become more familiar with Weinberg’s String Quartets, … Read More

08/10/2018 / News

QD in Manchester – Season 14

We have been been String Quartet in Residence at The University of Manchester since 2005. We perform there a programme of lunchtime and evening concerts at the Martin Harris Centre throughout the year. Our fourteenth season will include a Weinberg Cycle, some late Schubert, a few Russian gems and new sounds from Manchester. Find out more: … Read More

31/08/2018 / News

Trilogy II

All the Quartets by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Weinberg in Taipei over three seasons, round two.