Concert with the Coull Quartet

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Concert: Concert with the Coull Quartet
Performer: Coull Quartet
Start Date: 22nd September 2019
Start Time: 2.30pm
End Time: 4.00pm
Tickets: £20.00
Under 18s: £10.00 What's included?

The magnificent Coull Quartet offers a rare combination of maturity and freshnessand we are delighted that once again they are returning to Dillington. For this year’s concert their programme includes Mozart’s Quartet in G.K387, Shostakovich’s Quartet in F sharp Op 108 and Beethoven’s Quartet in E minor Op 59 No 2.

Tickets £20 (under 18s £10)
Includes tea/coffee during the interval
Pre-booked lunch available at £18

Performer Information

Coull Quartet

Coull Quartet

Roger Coull (violin)
Philip Gallaway (violin)
Jonathan Barritt (viola)
Nicholas Roberts (cello)

‘…the magnificent, seasoned ensemble of the Coull’. (The Strad)

The Coull Quartet was 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. Their busy 2017-18 season includes concerts in London, Warwick, Malvern and the Channel Islands, and in October they make a return visit to Brazil with pianist Clelia Iruzun, where they will perform and give workshops in Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro.
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, Robert Simpson and Howard Skempton. 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)

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I had a wonderful afternoon at Dillington House - exactly the sort of audience that authors hope for when speaking about their books. The questions were not only well informed but enabled me to fill in the gaps left by my original talk. I look forward to going back. Lord Hattersley