"Pure, velvety and wonderfully expressive….It is not impossible to believe that this was the sort of sound that Orpheus himself might have been capable of"

'It is always a joy to witness an artist with this kind of life-spark, one who really connects with the music, with her instrument, with listeners. The audience's response to her was thunderous.'

'For me, the Arcadia Quartet is – at least concerning Janáček – the cutting edge currently among European interpreters……Outstanding!'

“… utterly moving, as a result of a truly great modesty which cannot be replaced by simplicity or unpretentiousness; a modesty without any sentimentality. The musicians know, with minute precision, how to guard the boundary between the intimacy of chamber music and the sweeping grandeur of a large-scale concert, only achievable by artists whose capacities and experience are on an equally high level.”

“… Wallfisch gives the finest account on cello I’ve ever heard… Wallfisch delivers a beautiful adagio and York voices every line with superb clarity and coherence, so crucial in this turbulent work…” ****

”No living cellist has done more to promote the British cello concerto than Raphael Wallfisch…"

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Wallfisch/York Duo

“… Wallfisch gives the finest account on cello I’ve ever heard… and York voices every line with superb clarity and coherence, so crucial in this turbulent work…” BBC Music Magazine, September 2016

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Tasmin Little

Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of today's leading international violinists. She has performed on every continent in some of the most prestigious venues of the world, including Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Philharmonie Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center and Suntory Hall.

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Arcadia Quartet

Winners of the 2014 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, the 2012 Wigmore Hall London International String Quartet Competition, the 2011 Almere International Chamber Music Competition in 2011 and the International Chamber Music Competition Hamburg in 2009, the Arcadia Quartet is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most exciting string quartets of their generation.

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Artist News and Events

Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch give an outstanding performance to a sold out audience at the ElbPhilharmonie in Hamburg, 23 September 2018

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 25th September 2018

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Mysticism and Magic: The Arcadia Quartet release Bartok’s complete string quartets on the Chandos Label

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 18th September 2018

The Arcadia Quartet’s long awaited dream of recording the Bartok quartets has been realised in a recording on the Chandos Label to be released in October.

Although Bartok’s nationality is widely known as Hungarian, his birthplace, Nagyszentmiklós in the Kingdom of Hungary,  has since 1920 been part of Romania and is now called Sannicolau Mare, Romania.  This town is 150km from the Arcadia Quartet’s own Romanian hometown of Cluj.  For the quartet, performing Bartok is about exploring that connection with this region of Transylvania and its folk idioms.

‘Like the Arcadia Quartet itself, the composer’s heritage lies in Transylvania…(it is)..a place where Hungarian, Romanian and German people lived together and influenced each other, within the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and after the First World War, as part of Romania.  Bartok is indisputably a Hungarian composer, but his roots are Transylvania – his music makes it so obvious – and no politics or nationalist paradigm can take that away’

Train Boala (Violist) speaking to Gavin Dixon, The Strad Magazine, September 2018 edition

Ahead of its release, you can listen to excepts of the recording on the following link: https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2010992

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Cellist, Raphael Wallfisch and pianist, John York give a highly acclaimed recital in Bucharest

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 12th September 2018

On 5 September, Raphael Wallfisch and John York performed the following programme at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest as part of the George Enescu International Competition.  Raphael is currently on the Jury of the competition which is in its final week this week.

 

Kenneth Leighton Alleluia Pascha nostrum op. 85 (written for Raphael Wallfisch)

Alexander Zemlinsky Sonata in a minor (1894) lost for a century, rediscovered by Wallfisch, first performed in modern times by Wallfisch & York

Sir James MacMillan Sonata no. 1 (dedicated to Raphael Wallfisch) first performed in 1999 by Wallfisch & York

Guillaume Lekeu Sonata in G (the version for cello and piano, arr. by Ronchini & Wallfisch)

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