The Carducci Quartet - the Richard Carne Quartet in Residence at Trinity Laban - have won the “Chamber Music and Song” Prize at the highly prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.
The quartet claimed the prize for Shostakovich 15, their year-long exploration of the string quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich. In making the award, the jury said:
“these were great performances of great chamber music, taken to venues that had not heard the like before.”
Established in 1989, the RPS Music Awards are the highest recognition for live classical music-making in the United Kingdom. They reflect the Royal Philharmonic Society’s guiding principles of Excellence, Creativity and Understanding.
The Carducci Quartet’s residency at Trinity Laban – which sees them engage with student groups, perform in concerts, and conduct masterclasses – is supported by the Richard Carne Trust. The Trust also supports a String Quartet Junior Fellowship at Trinity Laban, currently held by the Piatti Quartet. The Carducci Quartet were the very first recipients of the fellowship, back in 2007-8.