|Course:||Dillington String Quartet Coaching Weekend|
|Start Date:||22nd September 2017|
|End Date:||24th September 2017|
|Res Fee (from):||£422.00|
|Non Res Fee:||£317.00 What's included?|
For 2017 this weekend will be slightly extended, at special request of last year’s participants. We are thrilled that the members of the Coull Quartet have agreed to return once again to lead this weekend of coaching for string quartets who play to a good standard. The Coull are one of the finest and most experienced quartets in the country and promise a weekend of serious music-making and fun.
The coaching runs from lunch on Friday to lunch on Sunday. The weekend includes a reserved seat for course participants at the Sunday afternoon concert by the Coull Quartet,. after which course participants depart.
Prices shown are per person - a deposit of £50 per person is required on booking - to make a booking please contact the Bookings Office on 01460 258613 with details of each member of your Quartet.
Roger Coull (violin)
Philip Gallaway (violin)
Jonathan Barritt (viola)
Nicholas Roberts (cello)
The Coull Quartet recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Formed in 1974 by students at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of renowned quartet leader, Sidney Griller, they rapidly achieved national recognition, and were appointed Quartet-in-Residence by the University of Warwick in 1977, a post which they still hold today. The Quartet, which includes two of its founder members, has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, and has made many tours of Western Europe, the Americas, Australia, China, India and the Far East. During the 2015–16 season, they will give concerts in Singapore and Iceland.
Since the mid-1980s the Coull Quartet has made over 30 recordings featuring a wide selection of the repertoire closest to their hearts, from the complete Mendelssohn and Schubert quartets to 20th century and contemporary British chamber music. Their CD of quartets by Maw and Britten on the Somm label has received universal acclaim; in addition to being featured in ‘Editor’s Choice’ in The Gramophone, it was also described as the ‘Benchmark Recording’ by BBC Music Magazine. Their recordings of music by Sibelius and Ian Venables have also received excellent reviews in the major musical publications.
Their impressive and unusual list of commissions includes works by Sally Beamish, Edward Cowie, Joe Cutler, David Matthews, Nicholas Maw, and Robert Simpson. These include string quartets, quintets with piano or wind instrument, works with solo voice or choir, and even a piece for quartet and table tennis players.
The rare combination of maturity and freshness which characterises the Quartet’s performances is often singled out by reviewers:
“Here the playing is so brimful with enthusiasm and commitment, and at the same time so infused with the accumulated wisdom of three decades, that the music simply reinvents itself as it should”. (The Strad)
For more information, visit www.coullquartet.com
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