Sunday 31 January 2016

ENGEGÅRD QUARTET coming to Penzance

For our third and last concert this season, Concerts Penzance welcome the Engegård Quartet from North Norway who play at St. Mary’s Church, Penzance at 7.45pm on Saturday 6th February.
Formed under the midnight sun on the Lofoten Islands, the Engegård Quartet rapidly became one of the most sought after ensembles in Norway, and ten years on have travelled the length and breadth of Europe attracting international recognition with their brave and fresh interpretations of the classical repertoire, combined with an irresistible inclination to be true to their Scandinavian roots.  Their performances and records have been described in the press as ‘breath-taking’ and ‘first rate quartet playing’. According to the critics, the Engegård Quartet has played “elegantly and expressively” in Gothenburg, were “a masterful ensemble!” in Luxembourg, and in Dublin “the audience roared their approval!”
In Penzance the quartet play Mozart’s Quartet in D major K.575, Grieg’s String Quartet in G minor, and Beethoven’s A minor quartet op.132.  Tickets cost £11 (£2 for under 19s) in advance from Mounts Bay Wine, Bread Street, Penzance, or £12 (£2) on the door.