Next Concert

Saturday October 4th at 8.00pm


Cuarteto Casals

Vera Martínez Mehner and Abel Tomàs violins
Jonathan Brown viola
Arnau Tomàs Cello

Mozart   String Quartet in G major K.387
Schubert   String Quartet in B flat major D.112
Ravel   String Quartet in F major

"A quartet for the new millennium if I ever heard one" wrote Strad magazine upon hearing Cuarteto Casals for the first time, shortly after its inception in 1997 at the Escuela Reina Sofia in Madrid. Since winning First Prizes at the London and Brahms-Hamburg competitions, Cuarteto Casals has been a repeated guest at the world's most prestigious concert halls. In recognition of Cuarteto Casals' growing international profile, in 2006 they were honoured with Spain's Premio Nacional de Musica (National Music Award). A prize from the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust in London 2008 enabled the quartet to purchase a matching set of Classical period bows which it uses for works from Purcell through Schubert, refining its ability to distinguish between diverse musical styles.

"one couldn't have wished for better advocates than the Cuarteto Casals, whose warm, full-toned playing was immaculate and poetic through." The Guardian