Since its formation in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed more than 3000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 60 recordings. A natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in many artistic directions and continues to ensure them a place at the very forefront of the international chamber music scene.
The Brodsky Quartet made their Kings Place debut in September 2011. Just a few months later, in their 40th anniversary year, the Quartet brought their Complete Shostakovich Quartets cycle back to great critical acclaim – the first of many specially curated events, including a celebration of Andrzej Panufnik and an exploration of the neglected quartets of Zemlinsky.
The Artistic Associate partnership with Kings Place enables the Brodsky Quartet to continue exploring bold new projects, collaborating with exciting artists and musicians, and to bring their restless creativity and musical diversity to the venue.
‘The Brodsky Quartet has helped to redefine what a string quartet can be, and to expand its remit with fascinating collaborations. What a treat to work with this unique group of musicians.’ Peter Millican, Executive Chair
The opening and closing weekends of Chamber Classics Unwrapped in 2014 featured ‘fiery’ (Telegraph) and ‘sublime’ (BBC Music Magazine) performances of Beethoven and Bartók. Baroque Unwrapped saw a collaboration with David Hansen, ‘Encountertenor’, while in Cello Unwrapped the Brodsky Quartet was joined by legendary Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses. Time Unwrapped has inspired the programme ‘In Time of War’ (18 Nov, 2018), featuring works by George Crumb, Karen Tanaka and Shostakovich.