The Marble Hall at Holkham

Chamber Music

Enjoy chamber music and opera at its finest in the perfect setting of the Marble Hall at Holkham. In 2019, we are looking forward to welcoming the Doric String Quartet, Tara Erraught soprano and Sholto Kynoch piano , Yevgeny Sudbin piano and the Chiaroscuro String Quartet.

Why not complete your concert evening with a relaxing stay at The Victoria Inn in Holkham village, ideally situated close to the north gates entrance to Holkham Park. Take advantage of their special offer; stay two nights at The Victoria, one being the evening of the concert and the second night will be half price. Click here for further information.
Concert-goers can also enjoy a pre-concert dinner at The Victoria at 5.30pm. You can choose from a pre-set two course menu at £23 or three course menu at £28.50. Please ensure you book a table. The set-menu will be published shortly.

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Chiaroscuro String Quartet

Saturday 2nd November 2019, 7pm

Chiaroscuro Quartet
Alina Ibragimova and Pablo Hernan Benedi violin, Emilie Hörnlund viola, Claire Thirion cello

Haydn: String Quartet in E flat Opus 33 No. 2 ‘The Joke’
Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E flat
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat Opus 130 (with Finale)

The quartet was formed in 2005 by the internationally acclaimed Russian violinist, Alina Ibragimova, together with Pablo Hernan Benedi from Spain, Emilie Hörnlund from Sweden and Claire Thirion from France. The quartet plays music from the classical and romantic periods on instruments set up in the authentic classical way, with gut strings, and they use classical, as opposed to modern, bows.

Highlights of their 2019 season include a tour of the USA, featuring a concert at Carnegie Hall, and tours of Canada, Japan and China. Their CD of two quartets by Schubert, including Death and the Maiden, was voted CD of the Week on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Building a Library’ in November 2018.

It will be fascinating to see how the Chiaroscuro Quartet shine their historically informed light on two standard repertory works by Haydn and Beethoven, as well as to hear Mendelssohn’s beloved sister’s charming and beautiful solitary string quartet.

“Immaculate and spirited ...The playing is intense and refined, exploratory and poised. The sound is featherweight, but there is grit and substance when needed…” The Guardian.

Tickets: £28 – Includes a glass of wine in the Saloon during the interval and an opportunity to view some of the other state rooms in the hall.

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