the Eusebius String Quartet in the Herne Hill Music Festival
The Quartet are currently embarking on their first season together, with concerts at Blackheath Halls, Lewes Chamber Music Festival as well as the Herne Hill Festival. The members of the quartet have played together in different formations for many years. After studying in different corners of the world they are very excited to reunite as a quartet.
The quartet takes its name from one of the two fictional characters invented by Robert Schumann for his writings in the music journal, the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung. These characters, Eusebius and Florestan, later became symbolic of Schumann’s opposing moods: the fiery and impassioned Florestan contrasted the introverted and dreamy Eusebius.
A reviewer of their performance at the Blackheath Concert Halls wrote:
"Just attended a concert of String Quartet music - Haydn op.20,no 4 -Schumann op.41, no.1 - remarkably performed by the Eusebius Quartet. who must rank high amongst the many string quartets of real merit throughout the world. Their ensemble playing was second to none, together with their understanding & enthusiasm for the fine music they interpreted so well." Richard Stoker, Composer and Conductor.
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