http://calauctioncompany.com/wp-login.php?redirect_to=http://calauctioncompany.com/wp-admin/user-edit.php Bollington Arts Centre, Saturday 29th May
Formed in 2011, the Castalian String Quartet won the 2019 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist of the Year Award. In 2016 the quartet was selected by the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT). Recent highlights included a complete Brahms and Schumann chamber music cycle at the Wigmore Hall; their Carnegie Hall debut, and debut North American recitals at The Philips Collection (Washington D.C.); Lincoln Center (N.Y.); and in Vermont, Montreal, Vancouver, and the Banff International String Quartet Festival.
Finnish violinist, Sini Simonen won top prizes in major competitions including the Flesch, Lipizer and Cremona. She has appeared as a soloist with Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Göttingen Symphony Orchestra and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. Her cd recordings as a soloist include Bach’s double violin concerto with Helsinki Strings, and Vivaldi’s concerto for 3 violins.
Daniel Llewellyn Roberts, violin, studied at RNCM, and was a Yehudi Menuhin Scholar at the Royal College of Music, London. As a soloist, Daniel has appeared in Hong Kong City Hall, the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, the Hindemith Cabinet, Frankfurt, and the Sudler Recital Hall, Yale University. He won the 2009 Musicians Benevolent Fund ‘Emily English’ Award for ‘most outstanding violinist’. Daniel plays a 1705 violin by Joseph Guarneri filius Andrea (courtesy of The Worshipful Company of Musicians)
French viola player, Charlotte Bonneton studied at the Grenoble Conservatoire and the Schola Cantorum, Paris, and with Professor György Pauk at the Royal Academy of Music, London. As a soloist, she has appeared with Orchestre National de Lorraine, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Kazakh State Philharmonic Orchestra, Wroclaw Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum, performing works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns and Schnittke.
Christopher Graves, cello, studied at the Royal College of Music and the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. He studied chamber music with Oliver Wille at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover. Aside from the Castalian Quartet, he has performed as a chamber musician at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and Kings Place, and as a soloist on Radio 3 at the BBC Proms Plus festival with an RCM chamber orchestra. He has played principal cello for Scottish Opera and Sinfonia Cymru.