Sunday, 22 October 2023

7.30pm, Kelso Old Parish Church, TD5 7BH

Leonkoro Quartet


Quartet no 9 in G minor D173


Quartet no 1 (Kreutzer Sonata)


Quartet no 7 in F minor op 59 no 1

Founded in Berlin in 2019, the Leonkoro ('Lionheart' in Esperanto) garnered many prizes in 2022 including the Jurgen Ponto Foundation Music Prize, 1st prize (and 9 out of 12 special prizes) in the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and 1st prize in the Bordeaux String Quartet Competition. In May they were appointed as BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists and after a year of observation of their concerts by distinguished musicians they were awarded the prestigious MERITO String Quartet Award resulting in support over 4 years, including a composition commission. This year they begin a 3 year residency in Leeds.

They appear tonight as part of a tour resulting from their Wigmore Hall Competition award.


“The Leonkoro Quartet..... has an enormous stage presence, glows for the music, takes full risks and amazes with its empathy for the respective sound of the pieces”
Frankfurtet Allgemeine Zeitung. January 2022

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