New Helsinki Quartet

New Helsinki Quartet

Petri Aarnio, violin Taija Angervo, violin Ilari Angervo, viola Tuomas Lehto, cello The New Helsinki Quartet got started in 1982, and two years later they won two quartet competitions. In 1994, the group came second in the London International String Quartet Competition and in 1997 they were awarded the Nuori Suomi (’Young Finland’) prize. Their success at venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall and at numerous festivals has established their status in the world of music. Regular tours have taken them to such countries as Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece, Germany, UK, Japan, the USA, Australia and Israel. In the 2012–2013 season the quartet celebrated its 30th anniversary playing all the Beethoven quartets in Lahti, Tampere and Helsinki. The New Helsinki Quartet have had many outstanding teachers, including Risto Fredriksson, Eli Goren and Peter Csaba. They have also studied with the Amadeus, Takács, Chillingrian and Britten Quartets.

Programme

Tuomas Lehto

Wed
17.7.

Sebastian Fagerlund (1972):

Guitar Quintet (2024, commissioned by Kuhmo Chamber Music, premier)

Thu
18.7.

Swiss-pianotrio

Tue
16.7.

Anton Arensky (1861—1906):

Piano Trio No. 1 D minor, Op. 32 (1894)

Thu
18.7.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Allegretto in B flat, WoO 39 for piano trio (1812)

Thu
18.7.

Matthias Roth (1979):

Piano Trio 'erinnert' (2023, Finland's premier)

Thu
18.7.
Fri
19.7.

Walter Rabl (1873—1940):

Clarinet Quartet in E flat, Op. 1 (1896)

Sat
20.7.

Bohuslav Martinů (1890—1959):

La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review), H. 161 for reciter, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, violin, cello and piano (1927, text: Ron Butlin)

Sat
20.7.