Buffalo Chamber Music Society

Artists this Season

Belcea Quartet
Mary Seaton Room - Kleinhans Music Hall
Tuesday October 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall SUNYAB
Wednesday October 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm
For tickets call UB at 716/645-2921
Program at Kleinhans
  • Quartet in F major, K.590---------- Mozart
  • Quartet No.1 in C major, Op.37 --------- Szymanowski
  • Quartet in D minor, K.810 -------- Schubert
Program at SUNYAB
  • Quartet in C minor, D.703 ----------- Schubert
  • Quartet No.14 in F# major, Op.142 -------- -Shostakovich
  • Quartet in C minor, Op.51, No.1 ----------- Brahms
About the Belcea Quartet
  • Corina Belcea, violin
  • Axel Schacher, violin
  • Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola
  • Antoine Lederlin, cello

What the Belcea Quartet writes in the preface to its recording of the complete Beethoven String Quartets could also be described as their artistic creed. These musicians are not confined by traditional boundaries. It is perhaps the very fact of their diverse cultural backgrounds that is behind their dynamic and free interpretative style. Founded at the Royal College of Music in London in 1994, the quartet is based in Great Britain. However, the Romanian violinist Corina Belcea and the Polish violist Krzysztof Chorzelski, the two founder members, bring a very different artistic provenance to the ensemble while drawing from the best traditions of string quartet playing received from the quartet’s mentors: the members of the Alban Berg and Amadeus Quartets. This spectrum is extended by the French musicians Axel Schacher (violin) and Antoine Lederlin (violoncello). The Belcea Quartet blends its diverse influences into a common musical language. ​