Corina Belcea violin
Axel Schacher violin
Krzysztof Chorzelski viola
Antoine Lederlin cello
String Quartet in D major, Op. 20 n. 4, Hob. III/34
String Quartet n. 1 Métamorphoses nocturnes
String Quratet n. 12 in F major, Op. 96 American
Founded in 1994 at the Royal College of Music in London, the Belcea Quartet has a truly European identity: Romanian violinist Corina Belcea and Polish violist Krzysztof Chorzelski – the quartet’s two founders – transmit the musical heritage of their respective countries. Their French colleagues Axel Schacher (violin) and Antoine Lederlin (cello) broaden the quartet’s international scope, to which the famous Alban Berg and Amadeus quartets have also contributed as master and mentor. The Belcea Quartet will confirm its classical roots and modern projection in Lugano, starting with the last of the six quartets that Haydn composed in 1772 (published as opus 20) and concluding with Dvořák’s famous F major “American” Quartet (written among the Czech who had emigrated to Spillville, Iowa). Between these masterpieces, the Belcea Quartet will perform György Ligeti’s first quartet, an emblematic example of the Transylvanian composer’s most "Hungarian" period.