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RTE Vanburgh Quartet

Riverbank Arts Centre - Saturday 2nd November 2002
8.00 pm (Tickets €10/€8)
Booking on (045) 448333

Join the critically acclaimed RTE Vanburgh Quartet in the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge on saturday 2nd November at 8pm on their first tour of the Autumn season and enjoy three of the most popular works in the string quartet repertoire: Mozart's String Quartet in B flat, No. 22, k. 589, full of flowing grace, charming melodies and good humour; Bartoks fifth string quartet with its famous five movement structure, one of the pinnacles of quartet writing of the 20th century from Bartok at his most confident and original; and finally' Dvorak's String Quartet No.12 in F, Op, 96 'American', undoubtedly one of his most popular works, dating from 1893 and time spent at a Czech settlement in Spillville, Iowa and full of gloriuos melodic lines, lively rhythms, and wit.

RTE Vanburgh Quartet

Now in its eighteenth concert season, the award-winning RTE Vanburgh Quartet is widely regarded as one of Europe's most successful string quartets. Appointed Resident Quartet to RTE in 1986, the group went on to win the London International String Quartet Competition in 1988. Since then they have built an international career in over twenty countries worldwide as well as a busy performance programme in Ireland involving regular touring, annual performances in Ireland involving regular touring, annual performances at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival - which they founded in 1996 - and an Artists-in-Residency programme at University College, Cork. In addition, the quartet have an extensive discography ranging from the complete Beethoven quartets to John Tavener, John Kinsella, Raymond Deane, Piers Hellawell and Ian Wilson. Their latest release of Boccherini cello quintets was widely praised, featuring as Editor's Choice in Gramophone magazine in March 2002 and described by BBC Music Magazine as "performances it wuold be hard to beat".

Their current season includes performances in Ireland, the UK, USA, Holland, Italy, France and the Czech Republic.

Tickets can be booked in person at the Riverbank, by calling (045) 448333, or by e-mail at

For further information, please contact Catriona Fallon on (045) 448314

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