Castalian String Quartet
The London-based Castalian Quartet, “a feisty group, with a real personality and strong interpretative ideas” (The Guardian), has distinguished itself as one of the most energetic and sophisticated young string quartets performing today. Recently named quartet-in-residence at the Oxford University Faculty of Music, the ensemble is also a 2019 recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. The Castalian makes its Cal Performances debut with a wide-ranging program spanning 200 years, from Haydn’s bold D major quartet from his Op. 20 set to Schubert’s restless and luminous final quartet, to contemporary Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s haunting Terra Memoria.