RBC Chamber Music Festival 2023

RBC Chamber Music Festival 2023
Date and time
17 - 18 Feb 2023 (10:30am)

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Map and Directions


£30 - Festival Ticket

£20 - Full Day Tickets

£10 - Evening Only Tickets (allow you entry to concerts after 5.30pm)

Castalian Quartet bird's eye view

From 17-18 February, join students of RBC in a wide variety of chamber music performances. This weekend will feature a wide variety of instruments and a diverse and inspiring range of repertoire, from some of the great chamber music works to new and exciting discoveries.

We are delighted to welcome the Castalian Quartet who will be giving a lunchtime recital on Fri 17 Feb as well as working and performing with our students across the two days, culminating in a performance of Britten’s Divertimenti alongside RBC string players.

Schedule (full programme tbc)

Fri 17 Feb

10.30am The Bradshaw Hall 

Broken Bones
Delibes Mazurka’ from Coppelius, Dvořák Song to the Moon, Gershwin Summertime, Piazzolla Suite for ‘Maria de Buenos Aires’
Chian-Chian Hsu violin, Chu-Yu Yang cello, Robert Markham piano
 Concerto for Violin & Cello 
Dosa Quartet
 Quartet in E flat Op.74 (Harp) 

12pm Recital Hall 

Side-by-side Nick Stringfellow/Oliver Heath/Yujie Wang/Elena Sidman 
Qu Quartet - Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile 
Sidman Quartet - Schumann Quartet in F major Op.41 No.2 (I Allegro Vivace) 
Hand Trio - Boulanger D’un Soir Triste 

1.45pm The Bradshaw Hall 

Castalian Quartet 
Sini Simonen

Daniel Roberts
Ruth Gibson

Steffan Morris

Kaija Saariaho ‘Terra Memoria’
Dvorak String Quartet in G, Op.106

3.30pm Recital Hall 

Liu Trio - Brahms Piano Trio in B, I Allegro con brio 
Du Trio - Brahms Piano Trio in B, IV Finale: Allegro 

Wang Quintet - Dvorak Quintet in G, Op.77 
Wu Quintet - Mozart Quintet in G Minor K516 
Ludwig Quartet - Mozart Flute Quartet in D, I 

5:30pm Recital Hall 

Wong Quartet - Schubert Quartet in A Minor, Rosamunde 
Septet - Saint-Saëns Septet Op. 65 

5.30pm Bradshaw Hall 

Echo Piano Trio - Mozart Piano Trio in C Major K548 
Tan Trio - Brahms Clarinet Trio Op. 114, I Allegro II Adagio IV Allegro 
Zheng Trio - Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D Minor I & II 

TLC Tuba Quartet TBC 

Ramirez Quartet - Haydn Quartet Op. 30, No. 1, I 

7:30pm Bradshaw Hall 

New Elements Trio - Arno Babadjanian Piano Trio in F-Sharp Minor I. Largo-Allegro espressivo III. Allegro vivace 
Kaonashi Trio - Rachmaninov Trio Elagiaque No. 2 in D Minor  

Various! - Schubert String Quintet in C Major D 956 

Sat 18 Feb

9.30am Recital Hall 

Viljoen Quartet - Florence Price String Quartet No. 1 in G
Mokale Kaopeng Komeng 
Baroque Ensemble - Telemann Sonata a 5 in E Minor TWV 44:5 
Chiu Piano Trio - Faure Piano Trio in D Minor 

1pm Recital Hall 

Zheng Trio - Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D Minor I & II 
Zhao Quartet - Beethoven Quartet in D Major Op. 18 N0.3 in D, I  
Ma Quartet - Mendelssohn Quartet no 6 in F Minor I Allegro 
Wyatt Trio - Joaqui Turina Piano Trio Op.35 
Zhang Quartet - Haydn Quartet Op. 20 No. 3, I 

3pm Bradshaw Hall 

Pezilli Quartet - Rautavaara String Quartet No.1 
Qi Quartet - Schubert Quartet in D Minor ‘Death and the Maiden’ I  
Lin Trio - Dvorak Terzetto  

5.30pm Organ Studio 

AYM Attune Project
AYM - Rabl Clarinet Quintet 

7pm Bradshaw Hall 

Castalian Quartet with RBC Students

Side-by-side - Haydn Op. 20, No. 1 
Saorsa Quartet - Haydn Op. 20, No. 2 
Saorsa Quartet  -Debussy Quartet in G Minor Op. 10 
Side-by-side - Haydn Op. 30, No. 3 
Tutti - Britten Divertimenti