String Quartet

Two performances of Shostakovich's String Quartet No.8 performed by the Konvalia Quartet will be live streamed on this site at 12:00 UK time on Sunday 31st January 2016 and thereafter the videos will be available here.

The first is an acoustic performance devised and directed by John Landor (Music Director, LMA Orchestra) and Susan Kempster (Movement and Artistic Consultant) in collaboration with the Konvalia Quartet using an approach called Music In Motion. "This open performance space allows the musicians to move to interact more closely with each other. They can embody the music more fully with their presence which enables more effective communication of the content and meaning of the music".

The second will explore the interesting sonic world created where 20 guitar pedals are plugged into electric string instruments. The processing performance will be by Simon Zagorski-Thomas and Andrew Bourbon.

The Konvalia Quartet is: Dorottya Szabados-Drótos (violin I), Agata Kubiak (violin II), Marietta Szalóki (viola) and Andrea Derdak (cello).