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Saturday 25 November 2023   |   7:30pm
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Newcastle International Chamber Music Series: Quatuor Van Kuijk

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Newcastle International Chamber Music Series: Quatuor Van Kuijk

Part of Newcastle International Chamber Music Series

Sage Two

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Tickets – £7.50 to £23.00

Vibrant. Captivating. Flourishing.

Who’s on stage

Prizewinning young French quartet Quatuor Van Kuijk, making a most welcome return following a memorable debut in 2016.   They’re former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists and ECHO rising stars.

What they’re playing

A gorgeous selection of string quartet music, from Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven and contemporary French composer Édith Canat de Chizy.

Need to know

Price: £7.50 – £23.00

Running time: 2 hours including a 20 minute interval.

Discounts: save if you’re in full time education, accompanying a child or assisting a disabled ticket holder.

Age: Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

What you'll hear

Franz Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor
Édith Canat de Chizy Quartet No.2
‘French melodies’ Arrangements of popular French music
Ludwig van Beethoven Quartet in C sharp minor, Op.131

Who's playing it

Quatuor Van Kuijk

What's happening in the music

The popular Quartettsatz (quartet movement) combines excitement and lyricism in a way unique to Schubert. Édith Canat de Chizy (born 1950) is the first female composer elected to the French Académie des Beaux-Arts. Following a lighter Gallic interlude, we will hear Beethoven’s C sharp minor quartet which, comprising seven intense and contrasting movements played without a break, is one of the greatest works in the repertoire.

What they say

‘…close attention to Mendelssohn’s detailed markings and a spirit of youthful, spontaneous ardour….a Mendelssohn recital of rare flair and insight’


Take a listen

Here’s Quatuor Van Kuijk in action, playing Mozart at the Wigmore Hall.

Your visit


Saturday 25 November 2023

From: £7.50 - £23.00

Sage Two