Saturday 2nd June 2012

Wu quartet

The Wu Quartet

Programme:

  • Wolf. Italian Serenade
  • Dvorak. String Quartet in G Major Op.106
  • *Schumann. Piano Quintet in E flat Major Op.4

The Wu Quartet has studied with the Berg, Tallich, Ysaye and Wihan Quartets, as well as Gyorgy Pauk. They have travelled widely in the UK and throughout Europe including Vienna and Florence. Recently they performed to great acclaim at Snape Maltings and later at King’s Place in London, where their performance of the Dvorak Quartet Op106 received a standing ovation.

* The Taiwanese pianist, Chiao Ying Chang was a top prizewinner winner in the Leeds International Piano Competition and won similar awards in the both Dublin and Taiwan.

Musical Opinion said of a recent performance: An impressive soloist with a lightness of touch and a powerful dramatic attack’

This concert brings together three beautiful romantic works. Firstly, Wolf’s lyrical Serenade, followed by. Dvorak’s Quartet Op 106, composed in a burst of energy after his return from America. Schumann’s Piano Quintet, a real ‘tour de force’ was written for his wife Clara. She was taken ill just before the private first performance in their house and so the young Mendelssohn stepped forward and sight read the work.