Cappa Quartet in Colyton

PUBLISHED: 12:39 27 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:40 15 June 2010

There will soon be an opportunity to hear, and see, some fine old string instruments, including a 1725 Stradivarius and a 1790 Storione violin.

There will soon be an opportunity to hear, and see, some fine old string instruments, including a 1725 Stradivarius and a 1790 Storione violin.

The Cappa String Quartet comes to the Feoffees Hall on Saturday, April 5, to give the final concert of the season in the Concerts for Colyton series. The quartet takes its name from the great Italian 17th century violin maker Gioffredo Cappa.

This young quartet, formed in 2004 by graduates of London's Royal Academy of Music and New York's Juilliard School, has been described as an ensemble with outstanding promise.

They have already won many prizes and are in demand at festivals throughout the country.

They hold residencies at St Peter's Church, Eaton Square, London, and at Aldeburgh, the home of Benjamin Britten's festival.

Although they have a particular interest in the contemporary and English quartet repertoires, their Colyton recital, starting at 7.30pm, will consist mainly of classical and romantic works from Haydn, Brahms and Mendelssohn.

Non-season ticket holders may obtain individual concert tickets, at £8.50 and £4 for young people, from John Wood & Co, Colyton, or by telephoning (01297) 553238.

John Dalton


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