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Belcea Quartet

Wigmore Hall, 20-Dec-2019 / 19:30

Wigmore Hall, 18-Dec-2019 / 19:30

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 30-Apr-2019 / 19:30

Recital with pianist Piotr Anderszewski

Wigmore Hall, 11-Mar-2019 / 13:00


The Belcea quartet consists of: Corina Belcea and Axel Schacher on violins, Krzysztof Chorzelski on viola and Antoine Lederlin on cello. Corina Belcea launched the quartet in 1994 while the members were students at the Royal College of Music in London and coached by the famous Chilingirian Quartet.

Corina Belcea plays a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin dating from 1755 and loaned from the MERITO String Instruments Trusts Vienna.

Wigmore Hall, 15-Nov-2018 / 19:30

  • Mozart: String Quartet in B flat K589 (Prussian)
  • Joseph Phibbs: String Quartet No. 3 (European première)
  • Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat Op. 130 with Grosse Fuge Op. 133

Wigmore Hall, 12-Jun-2018 / 19:30

Recital with violinist Antoine Tamestit

  • Mozart: String Quintet in C major K515
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor Op. 110
  • Brahms: String Quintet No. 2 in G major Op. 111

Wigmore Hall, 12-Apr-2018 / 19:30

The quartet played in St John's Downshire Hill, Hampstead on the 13th of November 2017.

Wigmore Hall, 12-Feb-2017 / 19:30

Ashley: Where the [Penderecki] Second Quartet’s ferocity derives precisely from its compression, the Fourth feels perfunctory, more a sketch or a vignette than a fully developed score.

Wigmore Hall, 11-Dec-2016 / 19:30

  • Schubert, String Quartets in:
    • E flat D87
    • D minor (Death and the Maiden)
  • Krzysztof Penderecki, String Quartets
    • No. 2
    • No. 4 (world première)

Krzysztof Chorzelski played Schubert's Piano Quintet in A major D667 (Trout) with the Leonore Piano Trio on the 9th of January 2016 at the Wigmore Hall.

Wigmore Hall, 19-Dec-2015 / 19:30

Recital with pianist Till Fellner

Wigmore Hall, 11-Oct-2015 / 19:30

Recital with cellist Valentin Erben

Wigmore Hall, 4-Oct-2015 / 19:30

Wigmore Hall, 9-May-2015 / 19:30

Recital with violaist Nicolas Bone and cellist Antonio Meneses

Wigmore Hall, 1-Mar-2015 / 19:30

The quartet performed on the 6th of December 2014 at the Wigmore Hall. See Jonathan Biss for details.

Wigmore Hall, 4-Nov-2014 / 19:30

In 2006 Axel Schacher was awarded the Concertmaster chair of the Basel Symphony Orchestra, a position he still holds. In the same year Alasdair Tait left the quartet.

Wigmore Hall, 1-Nov-2013 / 19:30

  • Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major Op. 64 No. 6 'Tost III'
  • Britten: String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 25
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F Op. 73

In 2001 The Quartet won the Gramophone Award for best debut recording.

The quartet made their BBC Chamber Proms debut on the 31st of July 2000 at the Victoria & Albert Museum playing Haydn's String Quartet in D major, Hob. III:79, Op 76.5 and String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op 73 by Shostakovich.