‘Beautifully expressed’ – 5* Guardian review for the Sacconi Quartet

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The Sacconi Quartet have received a 5 star review in the Guardian for their 15th Anniversary concert at Kings Place on 13th July.

On the Sacconi Quartet’s Mozart and Mendelssohn quartets:

“…their fine balance and near flawless ensemble provided the bedrock for a graceful yet rhythmically vital interpretation; and a performance of Mendelssohn’s great F minor Quartet whose fury and ferocity set the scene for what was to come.”

On Dove’s In Damascus with Mark Padmore:

“The overall impact of the work and its performance was profound, an unforgettable example of the power of art to convey something terrible through an expression that is paradoxically in itself beautiful.”guardian

The concert consisted of a performance of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 20 in D, K499 ‘Hoffmeister’ and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80, as well as the London Premiere of Jonathan Dove’s ‘In Damascus’ for Tenor and String Quartet, with Mark Padmore.

The Sacconis are one of only a handful of performances to have been given five stars by the reviewer (George Hall) in the past year.


The Sacconi Quartet also received a rave review in the Financial Times:

“…the four Sacconi players created a richly lyrical interplay of voices. […] For the Sacconi Quartet this was an anniversary celebrated in some style.”

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