The Wu String Quartet are guests of Concerts Penzance at 7.30pm on Saturday 25th January at St. John’s Hall, Penzance. One of the finest new generation quartets in Britain, the Wu Quartet have been recent prize winners in competitions across Europe and China and have given concerts at many chamber music series in Britain and Europe, including performing at the International Musicians Seminars 40th Anniversary celebrations at the Wigmore Hall in 2013. Their programme presents three great quartets by three of the greatest quartet writers, Mozart’s Quartet in D major K.575, Beethoven’s ‘Serioso’ Quartet in F minor Op.95 and Dvorak’s final Quartet in G major Op.106.
Chinese born leader Qian Wu studied for several years at the Shanghai Conservatoire before coming to Britain to study at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. Joined by 2nd violinist Edward Brenton, viola player Matthew Kettle and cellist Joe Zeitlin, the group have made their impressive rise to international prominence with guidance from many of the world’s most experienced chamber musicians, including visiting IMS Prussia Cove and membership of the European Chamber Music Academy. Their current season highlights include performances in Austria and Italy, tours of Scotland and Wales, and a return to the Wigmore Hall.
Tickets costing £10 or £2 for under 19s are available on the door or in advance from Mounts Bay Wine, Bread Street, Penzance 01736 364118.