YCAT is delighted to announce that the Castalian String Quartet is moving on to IMG Artists roster for general management. They will be represented by Vice President and Artist Manager Derek Chandruang from the company’s London office.

Winners of the 2019 Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award, the Castalian String Quartet were selected by YCAT at the International Auditions held at Wigmore Hall in 2016. Other awards include the 2018 inaugural Merito String Quartet & Valentin Erben Prize, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.

Hailed for their “powerful individuality of sound” and “instinctive singularity of musical intention” (The Scotsman), and performances that are “full of poetry, joy and sorrow…and realised to such perfection” (The Observer), the Castalian String Quartet are quickly emerging as one of the most exciting and in-demand quartets on the world stage.

Recent and forthcoming highlights include debut invitations to Carnegie Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Paris Philharmonie, Auditorium du Louvre, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Lucerne Chamber Music Society, Brussels Flagey, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Saffron Hall, and the Aldeburgh, East Neuk, Spoleto, North Norfolk, Heidelberg Spring, Rheingau, Mosel, and Dresden festivals. The Quartet’s 2019-2020 Wigmore Hall cycle of Brahms and Schumann featured collaborations with Stephen Hough, Cédric Tiberghien, Michael Collins, Nils Mönkemeyer, Isabel Charisius, and Ursula Smith. In 2018, they recorded the complete Haydn Opus 76 quartets for the Wigmore Live label.


Derek Chandruang - General Management

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