Arditti Quartet 

Thursday 11 May 2023 at 7:30 pm

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we are able to bring the internationally-renowned Arditti Quartet to Sheffield in May! This is a wonderful opportunity to witness one of the finest contemporary string quartets, led since 1974 by Irvine Arditti.

The Quartet has a worldwide reputation as a leader for its interpretation of 20th century and contemporary new music, receiving extensive critical praise. They have been noted for their “…astonishing virtuosity and their willingness to extend the boundaries of what can be expected of a string quartet…”. Awards include the Deutsche Shallplatten Preis on various occasions, the Gramophone Award for best recording of contemporary music in 1999, 2002 and 2018, the Coup de Coeur Prize and Grand Prix from the Academie Charles Cros in 2004 and the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize for lifetime achievement in 1999. They are the first and only group to date to receive the Siemen Foundation prize.


Unsuk Chin – Gran Cadenza for 2 violins (2018)

World premieres of new compositions for string quartet by Sheffield composers

Iannis Xenakis – Tetras (1983)

With the friendly support of

  • Date: Thursday 11 May 2023

  • Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Location: Firth Court Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TN

  • Duration: 1 hour

  • Price: £15 Full / £12.50 Concessions and TUoS Staff / £6.50 Students and Under 30

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