Tue 16 June
The Venue, The Venue
The Endellion String Quartet: Final Series as Quartet in Residence
The Endellion String Quartet
Andrew Watkinson - violin
Ralph de Souza - violin
Garfield Jackson - viola
David Waterman - cello
With David Adams - viola
Beethoven - Prelude and Fugue for String Quintet Listen
Mozart - Quintet K516 Listen
Mozart - Quintet K515 Listen
After forty-one years as a string quartet (three of us from the outset, and Ralph, the new boy, in his thirty-fourth year as an Endellion), we have decided that the time has come to hang up our collective quartet bows in the summer of 2020. So this season will be our final series at The Venue where we have performed over seventy concerts. Before we found our Leeds home here we had played many times at other Leeds venues and we are immensely grateful to you, the audience, for supporting us so warmly and loyally over such a long period. And we are equally grateful to Matthew Sims and Katie Pearce of Leeds International Concert Season for offering us so many opportunities to play for Leeds audiences.
Formed in 1979, the Endellion String Quartet is renowned as one of the finest quartets in the world. Over the years, its schedule has included regular tours of North and South America and concerts in Australasia, the Far East, the Middle East, South Africa and every West European country. Everywhere, the Endellion String Quartet ‘sets the audience ablaze’ (Daily Telegraph) and ‘captivates concertgoers with a remarkable rapport, playing to each other with a sense almost of discovery, communicating to the audience on a level of unusual intimacy’ (The Guardian).
In Britain, the Endellion String Quartet has appeared at nearly all of the major series and festivals and is regularly broadcast on BBC radio and television. In 1996 the quartet was winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Best Chamber Ensemble. Its various recordings have been named Chamber Music Recording of the Year by both the Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, Radio 3’s Critics’ Choice and Editor’s Choice at the Gramophone Awards.
The Endellion String Quartet has been Quartet in Residence at Cambridge University since 1992 and has undertaken three short-term residencies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA. Since 2001 it has been Associate Quartet of the Royal Northern College of Music and in 2003 began its Residency here at The Venue, Leeds.
3 February: Priority booking period for existing subscribers to the Endellion String Quartet series. Please note that this is a separate subscription from the Evening Chamber (From Dawn to Dusk) series. Requests for seat changes by existing subscribers will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis from 10–14 February and can be returned to the Box Office any time from 3 February.
17 February: For new subscribers
24 February: General booking opens
Subscription renewals may be made by phone, online, post, or in person. New subscriptions may also be booked online from 17 February.
Full Price: £23/£21
Over 60s: £21/£19
Under 18s/students/unwaged: £11.50/£10.50
U26 tickets in week before concert: £5 (subject to availability)
(prices include 10% booking fee)