Saturday 18th May 7.30pm (finishes approx 9.30pm)
St James' Church

The Takacs Quartet

& Garrick Ohlsson piano



String quartet Op.76 No.1


Amy Beach

Piano quintet in F sharp minor Op.67



Piano quintet in A minor Op.84

I have long wanted to invite Garrick Ohlsson to Chipping Campden, and when the opportunity arose for him to appear alongside the Takacs quartet it seemed the perfect moment. Since his triumphant win in the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition he has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Garrick studied both with the legendary Claudio Arrau and the great teacher, Rosina Lhévinne.

The Takacs have appeared here on numerous occasions and have few equals in the string quartet world. I’m particularly pleased that we will hear the rarely performed Quintet of American composer Amy Beach.

“This (the Takacs quartet) is chamber music playing of overwhelming intensity……. Simply the best I’ve ever heard in concert” The Guardian

“Ohlsson is famous for that great sonority… an incredible technique with razor-sharp accuracy, producing a sound so lush it almost glistens” Seattle Times

Website for Takacs quartet

Website for Garrick Ohlsson







Reserved £40 & £35, Unreserved £24, Students £1

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