Dante Summer Festival 2012Dante Quartet

10 - 14 July 2017

St. Germans, Calstock
Callington, Launceston
Blisland and Tavistock

The 2018 festival will run from 11-15 July, and full details will appear shortly after Easter.

Dante Quartet
The Dante Quartet

Krysia Osostowicz, Oscar Perks - violins
Yuko Inoue - viola  Richard Jenkinson - cello

Start your summer with a five-day feast of chamber music in the beautiful Tamar Valley with the internationally renowned Dante Quartet. Exciting world-class concerts happen alongside informal workshops, open rehearsals and delicious shared meals - something to inspire and entertain everyone.

This year's festival opens with a Russian-themed concert in the magnificent priory church of St. Germans, and finishes with an all-Czech programme in the equally majestic church of St. Eustachius in Tavistock. Come and listen to quartets by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Brahms in the intimate setting of Calstock Old Chapel, and enjoy a wild evening of Irish traditional music in Callington with fiddler Liam O'Connor and his trio from Dublin. In Launceston, Irish poet Cahal Dallat joins us for a special evening of music and readings celebrating the centenary of Charles Causley, Cornwall's best-loved poet. Local young talent also gets the chance to shine, from the up-and-coming Efander Quartet to the East Cornwall Youth String Orchestra.

Whether you live nearby or at the other end of the country, don't miss the chance to hear the Dante Quartet and their frinds playing great music at stunning venues in one of the most beautiful parts of England

Festival Administrator - David Seward 
Artistic Director - Krysia Osostowicz 
Publicity Officer - Anna Brigham


‘The Dante is one of those rare quartets where you can sense the personalities of the individual players as much as appreciate the common bond that ties their interpretations together'
The Telegraph

‘Sensational playing by the Dantes’
Strad Review



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