Sacconi Quartet

Sacconi Quartet

Sacconi Quartet

Saturday, 19th October, 2024 | 7:30pm

Roxanna Panufnik – Heartfelt (commissioned by the Sacconi Quartet in 2020)

Smetana – String Quartet No. 1 From My Life


Jessie Montgomery – Strum

Ravel – String Quartet

Ben Hancox, violin
Hannah Dawson, violin
Robin Ashwell, viola
Cara Berridge, cello


For twenty-one years, the Sacconi Quartet has been captivating audiences with its unanimous and compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach. Performing with style and commitment, the quartet is known throughout the world for its creativity and integrity of interpretation. Formed in 2001, the four founder members continue to demonstrate a shared passion for string quartet repertoire, infectiously reaching out to audiences with their energy and enthusiasm. The Sacconi enjoys a busy international career, performing regularly across the world, at Europe’s major venues, in recordings and on radio broadcasts. The Sacconi is Quartet in Association at the Royal College of Music and Quartet in Residence for the town of Folkestone.

The quartet’s prolific recording career covers a broad swathe of repertoire from Haydn to the present day. Its latest album, which features world premiere recordings of works by Roxanna Panufnik, includes Heartfelt, a work commissioned by the quartet. Other releases of recent years include premiere recordings of works by Jonathan Dove (In Damascus, which was commissioned by the quartet), Graham Fitkin and John McCabe. Their album In Damascus, of music by Jonathan Dove and featuring Mark Padmore and Charles Owen, reached the Classical Top Ten and was chosen as one of Gramophone Magazine’s Recordings of the Year: “This important release cannot be recommended too highly”.