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Corineus string quartet
Forthcoming concerts by the Corineus String Quartet… Friday 23rd September at 7:30pm St Ia's Church, St Andrews St, Saint Ives TR26 1AH part of the St Ives September Festival (tickets £5) Grieg String Quartet in F major (1891) Schubert String Quartet No 14 in D minor D810 'Death and the Maiden' Saturday 24th September  Free Lunchtime concert at 12 noon Church of King Charles the Martyr, Church St, Falmouth TR11 3DX Schubert String Quartet No 14 in D minor D810 'Death and the Maiden' Sunday 23rd October 2016 at 2pm St Peter's Church, The Coombe, Newlyn, Cornwall, TR18 5HT (part of Newlyn Arts Festival) Admission free! Grieg String Quartet in F major (1891) Schubert String Quartet No 14 in D minor D810 'Death and the Maiden' Sunday 27th November 2016 3pm St Mary's Church, Penzance Webern Langsamer Satz (1905) Brown String Quartet No 4 in A minor 'Sylvi' (first performance) Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G Minor, opus 57 with Stella Pendrous (piano)
Violin 2 Viola
We are a string quartet mainly specialising in repertoire composed since 1850, although our programmes sometimes include earlier works, such as Purcell’s great Chacony. We’ve also recently developed a liking for Schubert! Since our successful debut concert in 2012 performances have included: Debussy’s forward-looking String Quartet in G minor (1893) Opus 10, a full performance of Samuel Barber’s Op 11 String Quartet (1936) with it’s famous Adagio second movement, Brahms’ beautiful, autumnal Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op 115 (1891) with guest soloist Patrick Saunders, the Cornish premier of Philip Glass’s 1983 quartet Company, Shostakovich’s quartets Nos 4 (1949) and 8 (1960), Vaughan Williams’ first quartet (1908) and Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for String Quartet (1914).  In 2014 we gave the world premiere of Ivor Gurney’s Quartett in A (1919) in a concert with Elgar’s String Quartet (1919).  We’ve also premiered three string quartets by our ‘cellist Stephen Brown.
Our growing Schubert interest is demonstrated by performances of the C minor Quartettsatz (1814), the 'Rosamunde' Quartet (1824) and most recently the fabulous String Quintet in C (1828) with guest ‘cellist Patrick Gale. We have also enjoyed working with mezzo-soprano Maria Heseltine on works by Butterworth, Warlock and Barber. Now established as quartet in residence at St Mary’s Penzance, the Corineus String Quartet also performs in Truro, St Ives Newquay and Falmouth and looks forward to continuing future collaboration with local soloists and guest players, as well as further promoting local composers. Click here for details of future concerts! And click here for clips of us playing!
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PROGRAMME NOTES

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Here are programme notes from previous concerts by the Corineus String Quartet. Unless otherwise stated, all the notes are by Philip Gurney. Click on each one for the link.

WELCOME

TO THE WEBSITE OF THE CORINEUS STRING QUARTET We are a classical String Quartet based in Cornwall, UK, performing several concerts each year throughout Cornwall. We aim to introduce audiences to new repertoire as well as to established works. If you’re looking for a quartet for your wedding or background light music for a function, please see the website of our sister group, the Saffron String Quartet, which you can reach by clicking here.
The Corineus String Quartet mainly specialises in the string quartet repertoire composed since 1850, although programmes may also include earlier works, such as Purcell’s great Chacony. We’ve also recently developed a liking for Schubert!  Since our successful debut concert in 2012 our performances have included: Debussy’s forward-looking String Quartet in G minor (1893) Opus 10, a full performance of Samuel Barber’s Op 11 String Quartet (1936) with it’s famous Adagio second movement, Brahms’ beautiful, autumnal Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op 115 (1891) with guest soloist Patrick Saunders, the Cornish premier of Philip Glass’s 1983 quartet Company, Shostakovich’s quartets Nos 4 (1949) and 8 (1960), Vaughan Williams’ first quartet (1908) and Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for String Quartet (1914). In 2014 we gave the world premiere of Ivor Gurney’s Quartett in A (1919) in a concert with Elgar’s String Quartet (1919). Other premieres have included three string quartets by our ‘cellist Stephen Brown. Our growing Schubert interest is demonstrated by performances of the C minor Quartettsatz (1814), the 'Rosamunde' Quartet (1824) and most recently two performances of the fabulous String Quintet in C (1828) with guest ‘cellist Patrick Gale. We have also enjoyed working with mezzo-soprano Maria Heseltine on works by Butterworth, Warlock and Barber. Now established as quartet in residence at St Mary’s Penzance, the Corineus String Quartet also performs in Truro, St Ives Newquay and Falmouth and looks forward to continuing future collaboration with local soloists and guest players, as well as further promoting local composers. Scroll down for details of future concerts!
Corineus string quartet

WELCOME

TO THE WEBSITE OF THE CORINEUS STRING QUARTET We are a classical String Quartet based in Cornwall, UK, performing several concerts each year throughout Cornwall. We aim to introduce audiences to new repertoire as well as to established works. If you’re looking for a quartet for your wedding or background light music for a function, please see the website of our sister group, the Saffron String Quartet, which you can reach by clicking here.
Forthcoming concerts by the Corineus String Quartet… Friday 23rd September at 7:30pm St Ia's Church, St Andrews St, Saint Ives TR26 1AH part of the St Ives September Festival (tickets £5) Grieg String Quartet in F major (1891) Schubert String Quartet No 14 in D minor D810 'Death and the Maiden' Saturday 24th September  Free Lunchtime concert at 12 noon Church of King Charles the Martyr, Church St, Falmouth TR11 3DX Schubert String Quartet No 14 in D minor D810 'Death and the Maiden' Sunday 23rd October 2016 at 2pm St Peter's Church, The Coombe, Newlyn, Cornwall, TR18 5HT (part of Newlyn Arts Festival) Admission free! Grieg String Quartet in F major (1891) Schubert String Quartet No 14 in D minor D810 'Death and the Maiden' Sunday 27th November 2016 3pm St Mary's Church, Penzance Webern Langsamer Satz (1905) Brown String Quartet No 4 in A minor 'Sylvi' (first performance) Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G Minor, opus 57 with Stella Pendrous (piano)

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THE PLAYERS

Leader Violin 2 Viola ‘cello

PROGRAMME NOTES

Here are programme notes from previous concerts by the Corineus String Quartet. Unless otherwise stated, all the notes are by Philip Gurney. Click on each one for the link.
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LINKS THE SAFFRON STRING QUARTET Cornwall-based light music quartet for your wedding or special event. ST. MEWAN SINFONIA Cornwall’s string orchestra. TOTNES MUSIC NOW we have played in Totnes (even though it’s across the border)!