Wednesday 7th May
Mayfield Convent Chapel
The Sacconi Quartet
Haydn - String Quartet in G Op 54 No 1
Vaughan Williams - String Quartet No 1 in G minor
Ravel - String Quartet in F major
Ben Hancox (violin)
Hannah Dawson (violin)
Robin Ashwell (viola)
Cara Berridge (cello)
Formed in 2001 at the Royal College of Music, the Sacconi Quartet is rapidly gaining an enviable reputation as one of the outstanding quartets of their generation. Recent recitals at Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, the Purcell Room and the Edinburgh and Aldeburgh Festivals have been met with glowing reviews including an Angel Award by The Glasgow Herald for outstanding performances at the Edinburgh Festival.
In addition, the quartet has been the recipient of numerous prizes at major international competitions. They have collaborated closely with the celebrated Chilingirian Quartet and many of today’s distinguished international artists including Tim Boulton, Lawrence Power, Raphael Wallfisch and a five star-rated Naxos release with baritone Roderick Williams.
That’s what I call live performance!
The festival sensation, the young Sacconi Quartet completely bowled over a packed audience. The chemistry between these four young players is tangible and magical.
Sponsored by St Leonards-Mayfield School
St Leonards-Mayfield School supports the Festival wholeheartedly and is delighted to be able to hold some of the events in our historic buildings. We are always happy to pursue joint ventures that enhance lives and bring people together and care very much about our relationship with the local and wider community. Most of all we are privileged to be associated with such an imaginative, creative and inspirational programme of music and other art forms that offers something for everyone and brings many famous artists to Mayfield.
Tickets: £18, £10.