Van Kuijk Quar­tet ready for town per­for­mance

Loughborough Echo - - THE GUIDE -

AN in­ter­na­tional award-win­ning quar­tet who have per­formed across the world in some of the most renowned venues, will be head­ing to Lough­bor­ough later this month.

The Van Kuijk Quar­tet, cur­rent BBC New Gen­er­a­tion Artists, have be­come ris­ing stars since form­ing as a group in 2012.

They have taken to the stage at Au­di­to­rium du Lou­vre in Paris and Musikverein in Vienna, in ad­di­tion to a num­ber of other in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­vals.

This sea­son saw the group make their de­but in Hong Kong, Aus­tralia and Tai­wan and they are to head to North Amer­ica this au­tumn for ap­pear­ances in New York, Wash­ing­ton DC, and Mon­treal.

But, be­fore jet­ting off, the quar­tet will per­form at Lough­bor­ough Univer­sity’s Martin Hall on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 21.

The mu­si­cians were awarded with Best Beethoven and Best Haydn Prizes at the Wig­more Hall In­ter­na­tional String Quar­tet Com­pe­ti­tion in 2015, as well as be­com­ing part of the ECHO Ris- ing Stars for the 2017/2018 sea­son.

The Van Kuijk Quar­tet is cur­rently in res­i­dence at Pro­quar­tet, Paris, where they study with mem­bers of the Alban Berg, Artemis and Ha­gen quar­tets.

They have also worked with such renowned artists as Gün­ter Pichler at the Es­cuela Su­pe­rior de Mùsica Reina Sofia in Madrid.

The mu­si­cians mak­ing up this very spe­cial quar­tet are Ni­co­las Van Kuijk and Syl­vain Favre-Bulle (vi­o­lin); Em­manuel François (vi­ola) and François Robin (cello).

The pieces they have cho­sen to play in this Lough­bor­ough con­cert are the String Quar­tet in G mi­nor (Opus 10) by De­bussy, the String Quar­tet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” by Janacek and the Ravel String Quar­tet in F ma­jor.

The Lough­bor­ough con­cert will be­gin at 7.30pm. Tick­ets can be bought on­line at arts.lboro.ac.uk or from the LU Arts Box Of­fice at Lough­bor­ough Town Hall on 01509 231914.

For more on The Van Kuijk Quar­tet, visit www.quatuor­vankuijk.com

Pic­tured are the Van Kuijk Quar­tet. Im­age cour­tesy of An­drea H Vega.

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