Belcea Quartet

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

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About This Performance

Over 20 years ago, a group of young string players at London’s Royal College of Music came together around a collective passion for the quartet repertoire. A few years later, they won the Gramophone Award for Best Debut Recording, and the rest is history. The Belcea’s PCMS return showcases the intimate poetry of Szymanowski’s first quartet alongside two pillars of the chamber music repertoire: Mozart’s final “Prussian” quartet and Schubert’s iconic Death and the Maiden.

Mozart: Quartet in F Major, K. 590
Szymanowski: Quartet in C Major, Op. 37
Schubert: Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden

The Artist(s)

Belcea Quartet
What the Belcea Quartet writes in the preface to its recording of the complete Beethoven String Quartets could also be described as their artistic creed. These musicians are not confined by traditional boundaries. It is perhaps the very fact of their diverse cultural backgrounds that is behind their dynamic and free interpretative style. Founded at the Royal College of Music in London in 1994,… Read More

Videos

The Belcea Quartet plays Szymanowski's Quartet No. 2, Op. 56
The Belcea Quartet plays Beethoven, Op. 132
WHAT YOU'LL HEAR