String quartet formed in 1994 at the London Royal College of Music, recently named Quartet-in-Residence at the Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin. Vast discography on EMI Classics label. LMMC return engagement.
Marco Borggreve

Corina Belcea - violin            Krzysztof Chorzelski - viola
Axel Schacher - violin            Antoine Lederlin - cello

The Belcea Quartet was founded at the Royal College of Music in 1994. Since then it has gained an enviable reputation as one of the world’s leading ensembles of its kind. Its diverse repertory ranges from world premieres on a regular basis, by the likes of Turnage, Penderecki and Larcher, to a profound connection with great works of the Classical and Romantic periods. Although based in Great Britain, the quartet’s members are Romanian, Polish and French. Together they blend their diverse influences and backgrounds into a common musical language. The Belcea recently became Quartet Artist-in-Residence at the new Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin. Additionally, the quartet has shared a residency at the Konzerthaus in Vienna with the Artemis Quartett (also appearing in the LMMC series this season) since 2010. During its long-term association with EMI Classics, the quartet recorded the complete Britten and Bartók quartets as well as works by Schubert, Brahms, Mozart, Debussy, Ravel and Dutilleux, among others. In 2012 and 2013, the quartet recorded the complete Beethoven quartets live for the label ZigZag Territories and the same cycle from the Vienna Konzerthaus on DVD for Euroarts.

LMMC return engagement.

PROGRAMME: Mozart, Janáček, Beethoven