One of the world’s leading period instrument string quartets, The London Haydn Quartet was born out of a passion for Haydn. they have received invitations to many of the most important concert series in UK, USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. The London Haydn Quartet’s series of recordings of Haydn’s quartets on the Hyperion label (the op 9, op 17, op 20, op 33, op 50, op 54/55, op 64, op 71/74 and op 76, op 77, op 42 and Seven Last Words) have met with international critical acclaim.

The quartet has given recitals of all-Haydn programmes at New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Cheltenham Festival, Utrecht Festival, Bath Mozartfest, Klara Festival, the Granada International Festival and at Haydn festivals in Esterhazy, Lincoln and Lyon.

In collaboration with period clarinettist Eric Hoeprich with whom they also recorded the Brahms, Mozart, Weber and Krommer quintets and Crusell quartets on the Glossa label, their recent concerts have included tours of the USA and Canada including recitals at the Library of Congress, and appearances in Serbia, Switzerland, France, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Highlights of recent seasons include concerts in Singapore and Australia with performances at the Melbourne Festival and the Sydney Opera House, a return to Canada and the USA for a series of concerts across the continent and a series of five concerts at the Berlioz Festival in La Côte-Saint-André.

Recording update: The final volume of the Haydn set (op 77 nos 1 and 2, op 42 and the Seven Last Words of Christ) was released in April 2023. Following the completion of this 16 year Haydn project, the first volume of Beethoven Quartets will be recorded in the Autumn of 2023.

London Haydn Quartet at the Art Workers' Guild.

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