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Formosa Quartet

THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2007 MOZART String Quartet No.15 in D minor, K421 Shih-hui Chen Mei Hua for String Quartet BRAHMS String Quartet No.3 in B flat, Op.67 Winners of the First Prize and the Amadeus Prize at the Tenth London International String Quartet Competition in 2006. Reviewing the Formosa Quartet’s critically acclaimed debut CD, Gramophone described their playing as ‘remarkably fine both in meticulous response to the letter and in a desire to look beyond the notes.’ Their programme for Lakeside includes Mei Hua for String Quartet based on ‘Plum Blossoms’, a popular Nankuan – or traditional southern Chinese/Taiwanese melody that dates back to 500AD.