Malvern, WR14 3HB
Nicolas Van Kuijk, violin; Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin; Emmanuel François, viola; François Robin, cello
- Haydn String Quartet in F minor, Op.20, No.5
- Shostakovich String Quartet No.10 in A flat, Op.118
- Mendelssohn String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op.13
Founded in 2012 in Paris, the Van Kuijk Quartet has been accumulating awards for several years, contributing to its growing fame. Elected Rising Stars for the 2017/2018 season for the ECHO network which brings together the largest European concert halls, the Quartet won in 2015 the first prize of the Wigmore Hall String Quartet competition with the Haydn and Beethoven prizes and was the BBC New Generation Artists from 2015 to 2017. The quartet won the first prize and the audience prize at the Trondheim International Competition and is also the HSBC Laureate of the Aix en Provence Festival.
The Van Kuijk Quartet studied at the Paris Conservatoire in the Ysaye Quartet class and followed Günter Pichler’s courses at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sophia with the support of the International Institute in Madrid. It also took part in master classes of the legendary quartets of Berg, Hagen and Artemis, and participated in numerous academies: Festival, Verbier, Académie Internationale de Montréal with the Michael Tree of Guarneri Quartet and André Roy, the International Academy of Weikerscheim with Heime Muller and the Vogler Quartet.
The Quartet has recorded an album dedicated to Mozart on the Alpha Classics label, which has been hailed unanimously by international critics.
The Van Kuijk Quartet has performed at the Wigmore Hall, the Champs Elysées Theatre, the Louvre Auditorium, the Vienna Musikverein, the Philharmonie Berlin, and in Luxembourg, Cologne, Hamburg and Paris and in many other international venues, including the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, the Lincoln Centre New York, Phillips Collection Washington DC and Salle Bourgie Montreal.
‘Van Kuijk have style, energy and a sense of risk … these four young French people make music smile’. (The Guardian)
Adult £23, Student under 21 in full-time education £6
Prices include a £2 contribution towards Malvern Theatres’ Heritage Fund.
Malvern Theatres also charge a booking fee of 12%, except for members of the Theatres’ own Gold, Silver and Bronze membership schemes. Please apply to the Theatres for details. Prices including the fee are £25.76 and £6.72 (students).