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Belcea Quartet

The Quartet will play Haydn's String Quartet in G Op.33 No.5 and Janacek's String Quartet No.2 (Intimate Letters) on the 30th of April 2019 and perform Haydn's String Quartet in D minor Op. 76 No. 2 'Fifths' and Britten's String Quartet No. 3 Op. 94 on the 11th of March 2019 in a lunchtime recital at the Wigmore Hall.

Wigmore Hall, 15-Nov-2018 / 19:30

Wigmore Hall, 12-Jun-2018 / 19:30

Recital with violinist Antoine Tamestit


The Belcea quartet consists of: Corina Belcea and Axel Schacher on violins, Krzysztof Chorzelski on viola and Antoine Lederlin on cello. Corina Belcea launched the quartet in 1994 while the members were students at the Royal College of Music in London and coached by the famous Chilingirian Quartet.

Wigmore Hall, 12-Apr-2018 / 19:30

The quartet played in St John's Downshire Hill, Hampstead on the 13th of November 2017.

Wigmore Hall, 12-Feb-2017 / 19:30

Wigmore Hall, 11-Dec-2016 / 19:30

Ashley: Where the [Penderecki] Second Quartet’s ferocity derives precisely from its compression, the Fourth feels perfunctory, more a sketch or a vignette than a fully developed score.

Krzysztof Chorzelski played Schubert's Piano Quintet in A major D667 (Trout) with the Leonore Piano Trio on the 9th of January 2016 at the Wigmore Hall.

Wigmore Hall, 19-Dec-2015 / 19:30

Recital with pianist Till Fellner

Wigmore Hall, 11-Oct-2015 / 19:30

Recital with cellist Valentin Erben

Wigmore Hall, 4-Oct-2015 / 19:30

Wigmore Hall, 9-May-2015 / 19:30

Wigmore Hall, 1-Mar-2015 / 19:30

The quartet performed with Jonathan Biss on the 6th of December 2014.

Wigmore Hall, 4-Nov-2014 / 19:30

Wigmore Hall, 1-Nov-2013 / 19:30

In 2006 Axel Schacher was awarded the Concertmaster chair of the Basel Symphony Orchestra, a position he still holds. In the same year Alasdair Tait left the quartet.

In 2001 The Quartet won the Gramophone Award for best debut recording.

The quartet made their BBC Chamber Proms debut on the 31st of July 2000 at the Victoria & Albert Museum playing Haydn's String Quartet in D major, Hob. III:79, Op 76.5 and String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op 73 by Shostakovich.