The BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists and winners of the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition are back, playing Haydn and Beethoven in the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings.

The Berlin-based Quartet perform repertoire by two greats of quartet composition: Haydn and Beethoven.

The Leonkoro Quartet won numerous prizes at the 2022 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, widely recognised as one of the world’s most prestigious quartet competitions, including overall first prize, and the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme Prize. The quartet, comprising violinists Jonathan Schwarz and Amelie Wallner, violist Mayu Konoe and cellist Lukas Schwarz, was also awarded grand first prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet, as well as the audience prize and the young public prize. Recently named as BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists for 2022 to 2024, we will be hearing lots more from Leonkoro Quartet.

String Quartet No.3, Op.33 (22)
String Quartet No.13 (with Finale), Op.130 (34)
The Leonkoro Quartet has an enormous stage presence, glows for the music, takes full risks and amazes with its empathy for the pieces

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Every Friday from January to April we invite you to our historic Friday Lunchtime Concerts on the Suffolk Coast. Enjoy a warm respite from the winter winds and performances by brilliant young musicians from the UK and abroad. All ensembles in this year's series are Britten Pears Young Artists for 2022-23 and are on a Chamber Music Residency as part of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme.

The Britten Pears Young Artist Programme is made possible with the generous support of our Trust & Foundations and Individual supporters.

We are grateful to the Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust, the Nicholson family in memory of Patricia Nicholson, and The Radcliffe Trust for their support toward Chamber Music in Residence.

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