20th December 2005




Classical music connoisseurs in Lincolnshire are being given the opportunity to hear one of the UK’s leading quartets perform at the Drill Hall as part of the University of Lincoln’s International Concert Series.


The Dante String Quartet who have built up a reputation as one of the finest string quartets in Britain will play at the Drill Hall on Sunday 8th January.


The Quartet, which brings together four outstanding musicians of Polish, English, Scots and French descent, was founded in 1995 on friendships made at the International Musicians’ Seminar in Cornwall.


Invitations include Bath, Aldburgh and Cheltenham International Festivals, Khumo in Finland and the Wigmore Hall London. In 2002 their CD of Rubbra Quartets was short listed for the chamber music category of the annual Gramophone Awards.


The Dante Quartet is also known for its imaginative programming, and enjoys presenting unfamiliar works - new or old - alongside the celebrated masterpieces of the quartet repertoire.


During the performance at the Drill Hall the quartet will play Haydn quartet Op64 no5 in D major ‘Lark’, Rubbra quartet no1 in F minor and Beethoven quartet Op59 no1 in F major ‘Razumovsky’.


The concert will get under way at 3.30pm on Sunday 8th January with a pre-concert talk. The performance will start at 4.15pm.


Tickets cost £10.00, £9.00 for concessions and £5.00 for students and under-16s. Tickets are also available on the door (subject to availability).


For further information please contact the Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office on 01522 873894.


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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