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The Carducci Quartet has appeared at prestigious venues across the globe including the Wigmore Hall, London; National Concert Hall, Dublin; Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen; The Frick Collection and Carnegie Hall, New York, Library of Congress and John F. Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., St Lawrence Center for the Arts, Toronto, and Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Festival residencies include Cheltenham, Ryedale, Lichfield, Presteigne, Kilkenny and West Cork. 2018 saw the quartet perform complete cycles of the Bartók Quartets at Kings Place in London, Gloucestershire and Oxford. They tour to Canada, Italy, France, Spain and Germany and return to the studio to record a second Shostakovich disc.
Recent collaborations include projects with pianists Denis Kozhukhin and Martin Roscoe, guitarist Craig Ogden, oboist Nicholas Daniel, clarinettists Julian Bliss and Emma Johnson, cellists Benedict Kloeckner and Guy Johnston and acclaimed folk-rock icon Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
Highly celebrated for their interpretation of contemporary repertoire, the Carducci Quartet has curated many diverse projects and is regularly invited to perform new works. Recent and upcoming premieres include works by Simon Rowland-Jones, Gavin Higgins, Kemal Yusuf and Kate Whitley. In 2015 they curated projects around Philip Glass and Steve Reich, as part of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award winning Minimalism Unwrapped at Kings Place in London, their recording of the Philip Glass Quartets, for Naxos, has reached over 6 million plays on Spotify. More recently they released an acclaimed recording of David Bruce’s clarinet quintet Gumboots with Julian Bliss, for Signum Classics.
Education work is an important element of the Carducci Quartet’s work, earning them a place on the Royal Philharmonic Society Award shortlist for their family concert ‘Getting the Quartet Bug!’. The Carducci Music Trust was set up to support their work in schools and with young musicians. They also perform a number of school concerts each year supported by the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust.