World premiere of new music inspired by Virginia Woolf takes place in Cambridge in November

The third concert of the ‘Virginia Woolf & Music’ project takes place on November 3rd at 7.45pm in Robinson College Chapel, Cambridge. Performed by the renowned Kreutzer Quartet, the concert explores Woolf’s interest in string quartets and features new work inspired by her writing. The concert includes work by Beethoven, by the South-African British composer Priaulx Rainier, and Mozart’s arrangement of a Bach fugue for string quartet. Two world premieres are featured: Jeremy Thurlow’s Memory is the seamstress and Elliott Schwartz’s Quartet No. 3: Portrait..


Pre-concert Talk: We are sorry to announce that the pre-concert talk has had to be postponed due to extenuating circumstances. Please visit this page again in the coming weeks for further details.

Concert: ‘Weaving Threads: Virginia Woolf & String Quartets’  Thursday 3 November 2016, 7.45 pm, Robinson College Chapel, Cambridge.

Kreutzer Quartet

Kreutzer Quartet publicity photo

Peter Sheppard Skærved, Mihailo Trandafilovski – Violins
Clifton Harrison – Viola
Neil Heyde – Cello

The Kreutzer Quartet are the dedicatees of hundreds of new works: this year alone alone they will present new works by composers including Robert Saxton, Laurie Bamon, Elliott Schwartz, Peter Dickinson, Roger Redgate, Robin Holloway, Jeremy Dale Roberts, Gary Carpenter, David Matthews, Paul Pellay and Rosalind Page, to name just a few. They have just returned from a tour in China, playing many of the works written for them. The Kreutzers have an extensive and critically acclaimed discography, on Toccata Classics, Metier, Naxos, Chandos, Guild and other labels. The quartet are resident ensemble at Wilton’s Music Hall, London.

2 thoughts on “World premiere of new music inspired by Virginia Woolf takes place in Cambridge in November”

    • Thanks for your message, Paul. It’s likely that future concerts will include some of Smyth’s work but we also wanted to showcase some less well known composers associated with Woolf and the Bloomsbury group. Do keep an eye on the project website as concerts are planned into 2018. Good wishes, Emma Sutton.


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