Formed in 2011, the Castalian String Quartet studied with Oliver Wille (Kuss Quartet) at the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media, graduating with a Masters degree. Awards include 1st Prize at the 2015 Lyon Chamber Music Competition and 3rd Prize at the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition.
The Quartet was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2016 and has received further coaching from Simon Rowland-Jones, David Waterman and Isabel Charisius.
The Quartet gave its debut North American recitals at The Philips Collection (Washington D.C.), Lincoln Center (N.Y), Middlebury College (Vermont), Salle Bourgie (Montreal), Vancouver Recital Series and Banff International String Quartet Festival.
In 2020 the Castalian String Quartet will give its Carnegie Hall debut and participate in the Simmenauer International Beethoven Quartet series. In addition to return visits to Israel, they will perform across Europe, giving recitals in the Paris Philharmonie, Esterhazy Castle (Fertod) and the Heidelberger-Fruhling, Rheingau, Mosel and Dresden Festivals.
Programme includes: SCHUMANN: String Quartet No.1 in A minor, Op.41 No.1; DUTILLEUX: Ainsi la nuit; SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E-flat, Op. 44