June 12, 2014
No visit to London is complete for the classical music lover without a visit to the legendary Wigmore Hall. Within the doors of its unassuming exterior resides one of the great music halls of Europe. Although the space is intimate in size, its acoustics are close to perfect for solo and chamber music performances and has hosted recitals by nearly every important musician of the 20th and 21st centuries. From Ferruccio Busoni and Camille Saint-Saëns to Andrés Segovia, Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc, musicians have considered an association with Wigmore Hall as a pinnacle of achievement in the music world. This tradition continues today as the hall regularly hosts concerts by all major touring musicians and recognizes those with an important contribution to the musical life of Europe.
Last month, the Takács String Quartet received the Wigmore Hall Medal as a symbol of their significant association with the hall and their prominence among today’s great musicians. The quartet now joins such illustrious artists as Thomas Quasthoff and András Schiff as recipients of this award. Now continuing as Associate Artists of Wigmore Hall, they will present regular performances at the venue, deepening their relationship with European audiences.
But one doesn’t have to travel to London to hear this world class ensemble. The Takács String Quartet will be featured on the 2014-2015 season of the Dallas Chamber Music Society on Monday, October 6, 2014, 8:00PM at Caruth Auditorium.
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“Takács String Quartet recently awarded Wigmore Hall Medal.”
-Zachariah Stoughton, Contributing Writer