Music preview: The Brodsky Quartet at the University of Leeds

The Brodsky Quartet
The Brodsky Quartet
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Students at the University of Leeds are to be given a masterclass in performance from the world-renowned Brodsky Quartet.

The chamber ensemble – who comprise violinists Daniel Rowland and Ian Belton, cellist Jacqueline Thomas and viola player Paul Cassidy – will provide a masterclass on quartet repertoire and string technique, at the event which is also open to the public.

At a concert in the evening the Quartet will perform works from Borodin and Tchaikovsky, as well as Barber’s Adagio and Zemlinksy’s String Quartet No.4.

Formed in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet have played more than 3,000 concerts all over the world and released more than 60 recordings – including The Juliet Letters, with Elvis Costello.

Their most recent CD is called New World, and features music from and inspired by the USA.

The masterclass starts at 1.05pm. Admission is free.

The evening concert starts at 7.30pm in the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds.

Tickets are priced £13 for adults and £10 concessions; admission for students and children under 16 is free of charge. For further details visit

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