Following their victory in the Prague Spring Festival Competition in 2005, the members of the Pavel Haas Quartet has established themselves as one of the world’s most exciting contemporary chamber ensembles. Performing at the most renowned concert venues around the globe, the Pavel Haas Quartet has to date recorded six critically acclaimed CDs, which have received numerous prestigious awards, including the 2018 Gramophone Chamber Music Award for their recording of Dvořák’s sublime Piano Quintet in A with the brilliant Russian-born pianist Boris Giltburg. They reprise Dvořák’s masterpiece this evening, pairing it in the first half with Shostakovich’s searing G minor Piano Quintet — one of his most personal statements of musical belief, composed in 1940.
Please note this concert is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years. Proof of age may be required on the door in such cases, and it is regretted that children under the age of 12 cannot be admitted.
Mon 24 February at 7:30pm
£35 (£30), £27 (£22), £15 (£10), Students £10 (Students tickets go on sale 1 Sept 2019)
Peterhouse is the oldest of the constituent colleges in the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1284 by Hugo de Balsham, Bishop of Ely, on its current site close to the centre of the City.
The Peterhouse Theatre was built in 1883 to designs by one of the architectural masters of the Victorian era, Basil Champneys (1842-1935), whose other buildings include Newnham College and the Old Divinity School in Cambridge. Inspired by Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico at Vicenza (1580-85), the fine acoustics and intimate atmosphere of the Peterhouse Theatre make it the finest venue for chamber music in Cambridge, and one of the top three such venues in the whole country.