This concert sees a visit from Norway’s most exciting, and all-female, string quartet for some wonderful quartet music, before they are joined by Martin Roscoe. They will also give a free pre-concert talk at 6.45 pm for half an hour. Formed more than 25 years ago (they were school-girls at the time), the Vertavo Quartet have never looked back. With accolades including Norway’s highest musical honour, the Grieg Prize, as well as awards and rave reviews on every continent, they are renowned for their flair, physicality and impeccable playing. Their programme begins with one of Mozart’s darkest and most profound works, and Martin then illuminates the scene, playing late, great Beethoven. Finally, all five musicians take the stage for the same music that began the week, in its final version, Brahms’s epic and majestic Piano Quintet.
Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor (K478)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat Op 110
Brahms Piano Quintet