Past events

Friday
19
January 2024

Ligeti @ 100: Hay Music Trust

Hay Music celebrates 101 years since the birth of György Ligeti with the return of the superb Ligeti Quartet, highly acclaimed exponents of his work. The concert will be preceded by a 15 minute introduction by two people who knew Ligeti well: Prof Richard Steinitz OBE, author of the definitive book on Ligeti and Sally Groves MBE, who was Ligeti's agent for many years, together with a member of the Ligeti Quartet.

Sunday
5
November 2023

Ligeti Festival - Quartets and Etudes

Delve into the world of György Ligeti’s chamber music, from his youthful forays into composition inspired by Hungarian folklore to the radical experimentations of his later years. / Ces musiciens et musiciennes d'exception nous entraînent au cœur de l’univers de György Ligeti, de ses premiers essais de jeunesse inspirés du folklore hongrois aux expérimentations radicales de sa maturité.
Saturday
4
November 2023

Ligeti Festival - Ramifications

High-calibre Montreal-based musicians perform some of Ligeti’s most ambitious chamber compositions, exhibiting the ingenuity and eclecticism of one of the most unique musical ventures of the 20th century. / Des interprètes parmi les meilleurs de Montréal joueront les plus ambitieuses compositions de chambre du maître hongrois qui révèlent l’ingéniosité et l’éclectisme de cette musique parmi les plus originales du XXe siècle.
Wednesday
18
October 2023

Nuc in Milton Keynes

Anna Meredith has achieved incredible success straddling multiple musical worlds, never compromising her raw, individual style. This concert features the Ligeti Quartet’s new album Nuc, providing a survey of Meredith’s career to date, heard through her original works for string quartet. New arrangements of Meredith’s music by the Quartet's violist Richard Jones also feature, including from her award-winning electronic and dance albums.

Cover art by Eleanor Meredith and Martin McGrath

Thursday
12
October 2023

Nuc in Manchester

Anna Meredith has achieved incredible success straddling multiple musical worlds, never compromising her raw, individual style. This concert features the Ligeti Quartet’s new album Nuc, providing a survey of Meredith’s career to date, heard through her original works for string quartet. New arrangements of Meredith’s music by the Quartet's violist Richard Jones also feature, including from her award-winning electronic and dance albums.

Cover art by Eleanor Meredith and Martin McGrath

Friday
15
September 2023

A Strange Loop

An evening of immersive sound to launch recur’s debut LP – a strange loop. An ensemble featuring Ligeti Quartet, tuned percussion and electronics will stage a performance of the record in surround sound. The night will also feature live sets from Malvern Brume and a special guest, plus a selection of DJs including film director Peter Strickland.
Friday
23
June 2023
Friday
23
June 2023

Ligeti Day: Quartets

Join the Ligeti Quartet and friends for an enticing programme of György Ligeti's music, including the incredible Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes.

An exploration of Ligeti’s unique take on the fundamental elements of music from the playful Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes to Bartók-inspired Quartet No.1, modernist Quartet No.2, and the uncertain harmonies and tangled textures of Ramifications.

Friday
2
June 2023

Nuc in York

Anna Meredith has achieved incredible success straddling multiple musical worlds, never compromising her raw, individual style. This concert features the Ligeti Quartet’s new album Nuc, providing a survey of Meredith’s career to date, heard through her original works for string quartet. New arrangements of Meredith’s music by the Quartet's violist Richard Jones also feature, including from her award-winning electronic and dance albums.

Cover art by Eleanor Meredith and Martin McGrath

Friday
12
May 2023

Kings Place: Soundscape

Ligeti Quartet brings the now-vintage sound world of Steve Reich’s iconic Different Trains into the present day via the Soundscape system at Kings Place.

Alongside this poignant work the Quartet presents tracks from their new album Nuc, a collaboration with award-winning composer Anna Meredith. In addition to strings, Nuc features the sounds of synths, drum machines, birdsong, an MRI scanner, brass and hums, proving the durability of the string quartet in the twenty-first century.

Thursday
13
April 2023

Nuc launch at the Leadmill

Anna Meredith has achieved incredible success straddling multiple musical worlds, never compromising her raw, individual style. This concert launches the Ligeti Quartet’s new album Nuc, providing a survey of Meredith’s career to date, heard through her original works for string quartet. New arrangements of Meredith’s music by the Quartet's violist Richard Jones also feature, including from her award-winning electronic and dance albums.