Barbican Quartet

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The Barbican Quartet is a captivating ensemble, admired for their rich sonority, exceptional sensitivity and powerful performances. In 2022 they were awarded First Prize and four special prizes at the 71st ARD International Music Competition.

The Barbican Quartet was formed in 2014 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. They quickly established themselves as a promising young quartet and won numerous awards which led to debuts at the Barbican Hall and Wigmore Hall. The quartet then joined the class of Günter Pichler at the Reina Sofia School of Music, and in 2019 won the First Prize at the International Joseph Joachim Competition in Weimar, sparking the beginning of their international career.

The quartet enjoys creating original programmes and thematically connecting pieces from different epochs, equally at home in a vast repertoire from the Renaissance to today. In their debut recording with GENUIN Classics, they seek to link Janácek’s Intimate Letters and Schumann’s Third Quartet in A major by a common thread: the love letter, as well as offer the premiere recording of Dobrinka Tabakova’s The Ear Of Grain .

The Barbican Quartet is immensely grateful to their mentors Quatuor Ébène and Eberhard Feltz for their inspiration and guidance, and the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation and the Canimex Group, for their ongoing support and beautiful instruments.

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Manifest der Liebe

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Barbican Quartet String quartet

GEN 24878  –  7.6.2024