In the nine years since its formation, the London-based Castalian Quartet has distinguished itself as one of the most dynamic, sophisticated young string quartets performing today. Recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2019 Young Artists Award, the quartet also received the prestigious inaugural Merito String Quartet Award and Valentin Erben Prize in 2018, has won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award, and is beginning to gain international acclaim as they take their talents abroad. The quartet’s name is derived from the Castalian Spring in the ancient city of Delphi. According to Greek mythology, the nymph Castalia transformed herself into a fountain to evade Apollo’s pursuit, thus creating a source of poetic inspiration for all who drink from her waters.
The afternoon program will include:
Beethoven - String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18 no. 3
Janacek - String Quartet no. 1 'Kreutzer Sonata'
Sibelius - String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 56 'Voces Intimae'
Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm
SOU Music Recital Hall, 114
450 S Mountain Ave Ashland, OR 97520