The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Belcea Quartet

13 March 2019, 19.30-21.45

Grand Hall

Four by Four

Belcea Quartet Presented by Liszt Academy

Haydn: String Quartet No. 61 in D minor, Hob. III:76
Britten: String Quartet No. 3 in G major, Op. 94


Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

Belcea Quartet: Corina Belcea, Axel Schacher (violin), Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola), Antoine Lederlin (cello)

Outstanding Romanian-born violinist Corina Belcea established Belcea Quartet in 1994 with three other students of the London Royal College of Music. Following coaching by the Amadeus String Quartet and then Alban Berg Quartet, the ensemble were one of the first discoveries of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists mentor programme. Six years after their establishment they were playing in New York Carnegie Hall, after which they gave concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall as resident string quartet for five years. Their first album was chosen as Recording of the Year by Gramophone. Since then they have made another 11 albums, including complete Bartók and Beethoven string quartets. They give a sample of the latter at this Liszt Academy appearance after performing a quartet each by Haydn and Britten.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


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