The incomparable Borodin Quartet return to New Zealand to mark the 125th anniversary of Tchaikovsky’s death.
Described as ‘the Russian Grand Masters’, the Quartet was founded in 1945 and eight years later played at the funerals of both Stalin and Prokofiev. After seven decades of exceptional performance, the Borodin is regarded as one of the greatest quartets of the modern era.
The programme includes Russian masterpieces by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky, framed by Haydn and Hugo Wolf.
“There can be no greater experience in chamber music than the Borodin Quartet playing Shostakovich.” - The Australian