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Sacconi Quartet (String Quartet)

Formed: 2001

Artist's website: http://sacconi.com/

The Sacconi Quartet is a UK-based classical music string quartet founded in 2001 by four graduates of the Royal College of Music, London, UK. The Quartet has achieved widespread recognition, having given recitals in leading British concert halls and at music festivals in Britain and across Europe. They have also won several major prizes in string quartet and chamber music competitions. The Quartet is named for the outstanding twentieth-century Italian violin maker and restorer Simone Sacconi, whose book The Secrets of Stradivari is considered an indispensable reference for violin makers.

Further Reading: Sacconi Quartet

 Interview, Graham Fitkin on the string quartet

The British composer talks to Katherine about his complete works in this genre, which have recently been recorded by the Sacconi Quartet on Signum.

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