This year is a rather special one for the Sacconi Quartet. who celebrate fifteen momentous years together.
Formed in 2001, the Sacconi Quartet’s four founder members continue to demonstrate a shared passion for string quartet repertoire, infectiously reaching out to audiences with their energy and enthusiasm. They have enjoyed a highly successful international career, performing regularly throughout Europe, at London’s major venues, in recordings and on radio broadcasts.
On Wednesday 13th July they will perform a Birthday concert at Kings Place, which will include the London premiere of Jonathan Dove’s ‘In Damascus’ for Tenor and String Quartet, with celebrated tenor Mark Padmore.
‘In Damascus’ had its world premiere at the Sacconi Chamber Music Festival in May 2016, and is set to contemporary Syrian poet Ali Safar’s A Black Cloud in a Leaden White Sky, in which he recounts stories of everyday life in a war-torn city.
The quartet will also perform two much-loved quartets at the core of their repertoire: Mozart’s D major Quartet nicknamed after its dedicatee, and Mendelssohn’s Sixth Quartet, the last major work he completed before his premature death.