Inspirational and innovative, the Astaria String Quartet continues to explore not only less well known works for string quartet, but also aspects of audience development with their exciting new programme ‘An Evening of Requests’ and the commissioning of new music by local composers.
The Astaria String Quartet’s commitment to education and music in the community is reflected through coaching, master-classes, workshops and performances in both primary and secondary school settings as well as hospices and Camphill Communities. They particularly enjoy creating musical stories with a narrator for their annual Family and Christmas shows. Both the ‘Snowman’ and the ‘Nutcracker’ amongst others, have featured at these events.
Haydn – Quartet in G major, Op 77 No 1
Shostakovich – Two Pieces
Dvořák – Quartet No 10 in E flat major, Op 51
The members are:
Shulah Oliver and Kelly McCusker (violins)
Kate Bickerdike (viola); Sean Gilde (cello)