“The unflinching integrity of their interpretation and the excitement of their playing were consistently superb.”

— The Guardian —

Click here to listen to the Dante Quartet appearing on BBC Radio 4’s with their new Beethoven project

The Dantes would like to wish all visitors to their website a happy New Year!. We are about to spend the first part of 2018 immersing ourselves all of Shostakovich’s 15 quartets in preparation for a Shostakovich marathon weekend in late October – a dark but fascinating journey. The year will also feature performances of our special Beethoven cycle with actor David Timson as a very convincing Beethoven; further recordings of unknown and intriguing quartets by Stanford; the Dante Festival in Cornwall from 10 – 15 July (save the date!); quartet masterclass courses in England and France, and finally our second tour of Japan where concerts and teaching are combined with gastronomic delights. But first, Shostakovich – we’ll see you at the other end, but hope you might join us along the way.