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THIS EVENT TOOK PLACE IN 2010 Leos Cepicky, violin Jan Schulmeister, violin Jiri Zigmund, viola Ales Kasprik, cello MOZART String Quartet No.18 in A, K464 PAGANINI 6 Caprices for String Quartet (arr. William Zinn) PAGANINI Grand Quartet in E BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F minor, Op.95 ‘Serioso’ The Wihan Quartet recently recorded Paganini’s Caprices arranged for string quartet and in this concert selections are paired with Paganini’s Grand Quartet. Mozart’s sparkling A major quartet, K464 was much admired by Beethoven. Beethoven declared that his ‘Quartetto Serioso’, Op.95 was written for connoisseurs and should never be performed in public. An intensely dramatic work, its daring compositional experiments are the hallmark of his great late quartets. ‘Retaining its founding members, it is an ideally balanced quartet with immaculate rapport... the playing is excellent... perfect articulation and intonation... sparkles with life’ The Strad The concert finishes at approximately 9.15pm 6.45pm Pre-concert talk by Philip Weller PHOTO: WOLF MARLOH