Thursday, 23 May 2013, 1:00PM
Christ Church Spitalfields

Britten and the String Quartet: A Classical Impulse - String Quartet No.2

Professor Roger Parker FBA, The Badke Quartet

The second in a series of three talks and performances to mark the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten.  The Badke Quartet will perform Britten's String Quartet No 2 in C major (1945).

The other lectures/concerts in the series are as follows:
    String Quartet No.1 in D major
    String Quartet No.3 in G major

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Professor Parker was the Gresham Professor of Music between 2006 and 2010. He is currently the Thurston Dart Professor of Music at King’s College London. He studied at the University of London, first at Goldsmiths, then at King’s. He then taught at Cornell University, at Oxford and at Cambridge, where he was Professor of Music and served as Chair of the School of Arts and Humanities. He has held Visiting Professorships at Princeton and at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was the Ernest Bloch Lecturer.
Roger Parker's work has centred on opera, in particular Italian opera of the nineteenth century. For ten years he was founding co-editor (with Arthur Groos) of the Cambridge Opera Journal, and he continues as General Editor (with Gabriele Dotto) of the Donizetti Critical Edition. He was a Guggenhiem Fellow in 1986-7, received the Premio Giuseppe Verdi in 1986, and in 1991 was awarded the Dent Medal of the Royal Musical Association. He has produced numerous publications but his latest book is Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio.

To access all of Professor Parker's previous Gresham College lectures, please click here.

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Charlotte Scott, Emma Parker, violins
Jon Thorne, viola
Jonathan Byers, cello

The Badke Quartet, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is widely recognised as one of Britain’s finest string quartets. Winners of the 1st prize and audience prize at the 5th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2007, the Badke Quartet has received widespread acclaim for its energetic and vibrant performances.

The Quartet has worked with some of the world’s greatest string quartets and studied with Gabor Takács-Nagy at IMS Prussia Cove and members of the Alban Berg Quartet in Cologne. From 2005 to 2009 the Quartet held the Senior Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music.

The Badke Quartet regularly performs at concert halls and festivals in the UK and abroad, including the Aldeburgh, Aix-en-Provence and Verbier Festivals, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, and the Musikverein in Vienna.

The Quartet enjoys collaborations and has worked with musicians such as Mark Padmore, Sir Thomas Allen, John Mark-Ainsley, Nicholas Daniel, Simon Crawford-Philips, Simon Lane and Malcolm Martineau.

No strangers to the airwaves, the Badke Quartet has frequently broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 as well as on Classic FM, Lyric FM (Ireland), ABC Classic FM (Australia) and for the European Broadcasting Union.

Last season saw the Quartet perform all over the UK and Ireland, premiere two new works written specially for the Quartet at Kings Place in London and further afield played in Norway, Spain, Germany, Sweden and made its début at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Believing strongly in the importance of education work, in building new audiences and making chamber music much more accessible, the Quartet performs in schools across the UK, bringing chamber music to hundreds of children in conjunction with the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust.

The Badke Quartet is most grateful to the Hattori Foundation, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust, Fidelio Charitable Trust, Tillett Trust and several private sponsors for their continued support.

The Quartet play on a fine set of instruments. Charlotte performs on a 1684 Andrea Guarneri, which the Stradivari Trust is helping to raise the funds needed to secure the violin for her use; Emma plays on a a Nicolò Amati violin from 1672, kindly on loan from a private donor; Jon plays a Marino Capicchioni viola and Jonathan is performing on an fine Italian cello from Venice c.1730 also facilitated by the Stradivari Trust.

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23 May 2013

Britten and the String Quartet: A Classical Impulse - String Quartet No.2
Professor Roger Parker FBA
The Badke Quartet

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