Quartet opens Sunday concert series

THE Endellion String Quartet, one of the finest in the world, will open the 2010 Harrogate International Sunday Series at the town's Old Swan Hotel next weekend.

Famed for their interpretation of the works of Beethoven, the quartet brings a Russian flavour to the first concert of the series, which starts at 11am on Sunday.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

The programme includes the first of the composer's Op 59 quartets – known as the Razumovsky Quartets because they were commissioned by the Russian ambassador to Vienna. The Russian theme continues with Tchaikovsky's Third Quartet.

The Endellion String Quartet celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and undertakes regular tours of North and South America, along with concerts in Australasia, the Far East, Middle East, South Africa and Western Europe.

The Sunday Series includes five concerts by chamber performers between now and Easter.