9th November 2019 at 7.30pm

Linlithgow Academy Theatre

String Quartet

Tickets: Full £14, U26 £6  


Tanaka: At the grave of Beethoven

J S Bach: C Major Fugue  (arrangement for string quartet)

Shostakovich : String Quartet No 4, Op 83

Beethoven: String Quartet Op 131

The opening item in this concert anticipates the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Beethoven in 2020, with a piece commissioned by the Brodsky Quartet some years ago from the Japanese composer Karen Tanaka.  This piece features quotations from Beethoven’s String Quartet No.18.

The quartet takes its name from the great Russian violinist Adolf Brodsky, the dedicatee of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto and a passionate chamber musician. Since their formation in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet have enjoyed a busy international performing schedule during which they have performed over 3,000 concerts on the major stages of the world and have released more than 60 recordings. Based in the UK, they are regularly recorded for television and radio with their performances broadcast worldwide. 

Current members of the Quartet are:

Gina McCormack - Violin

Ian Belton - Violin

Paul Cassidy - Viola 

Jacqueline Thomas - Cello