Friday 20th October 2017, 7.30pm
Vogler Quartet with Jonathan Ware, piano
Tim Vogler violin
Frank Reinecke violin
Stefan Fehlandt viola
Stephan Forck cello
Jonathan Ware piano
Dvorak Quartet in E major op.80
Shostakovich Quartet No.11
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor op.34
Frequent visitors to the Halifax Philharmonic, the Vogler Quartet has secured a place for itself internationally as one of the top chamber music ensembles, thanks to its great individual and joint skills, and has appeared on almost all the world's major concert platforms.
The Vogler Quartet, still featuring the four original members, was founded in 1985. Since its foundation, it has secured a place for itself among the top chamber music ensembles and has been a guest on nearly all of the world's major concert platforms. The Vogler Quartet has its own recital series at the Konzerthaus, Berlin, appears at the annual Sligo International Chamber Music Festival, and is responsible for the artistic direction of the Internationale Kammermusiktage, Homburg. From 2007 to 2012 the members of the Vogler Quartet were appointed professors for chamber music at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule as successors to the Melos Quartet.
Johnathan Ware has won the Pianist's Prize at the the 2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition and the Das Lied International Competition and first prize, with baritone Ludwig Mittelhammer, in the 2014 International Hugo Wolf Competition.