Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Calidore String Quartet
String Quartet
BBT Fellowship 2016

Calidore String Quartet - Press

Resilience – Prokofiev, Janáček, Golijov & Mendelssohn on Signum Classics

“…a commendable venture, thoughtfully programmed and featuring strong performances throughout. … The piece [Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No 6, Op.80] burns with a brutal energy, and the Calidore Quartet successfully capture the emotional charge of this powerful work, bringing Resilience to a suitably stirring close.”
Kate Wakeling, BBC Music Magazine, November 2018

“… thrilling performances … Superb, rhythmically alert playing, the players’ collective virtuosity always at the
service of the music.”
Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk, 3 November 2018

“Everything here has a clarity and an underlying rhythmic energy that I found enormously invigorating, whether in their bracing approach to Mendelssohn’s tragic F minor Quartet – a near ideal meeting of lyricism and high tension – or the playful rhythmic kick-and-a-swing they give to the Prokofiev… Freshness doesn’t have to be chilly, and precision needn’t inhibit expression. These lively, intelligent performances of an attractive and thought-provoking programme offer compelling proof.”
Richard Bratby, Gramophone, October 2018