Dante Summer Festival 2012Dante Quartet

10 - 15 July 2018

Stoke Climsland, Blisland
Calstock, Launceston
Callington, St. Kew

2019 Festival Dates: 8-12 July

Dante Quartet
The Dante Quartet

Krysia Osostowicz, Oscar Perks - violins
Yuko Inoue - viola  Richard Jenkinson - cello

Join the renowned Dante Quartet for a feast of chamber music, in venues ranging from the Tamar Valley to historic villages on the western side of Bodmin Moor. We present exciting and accessible concerts alongside workshops and open rehearsals, scenic walks and delicious shared meals - something to inspire and entertain everyone.

This year marks the 15th birthday of the Dante Summer Festival. Our eclectic programme includes string quartets from Haydn to Tchaikovsky, an exhilarating concert of East European Folk in Callington from the London Klezmer Quartet, and a gathering of local young talent playing with us in Launceston's majestic Town Hall. A quartet evening of pure Shostakovich, while not for the faint-hearted, offers an unforgettable musical experience in the intimate setting of Calstock Old Chapel. Finally, in the ancient church of St Kew, Beethoven himself will appear - consummately acted by David Timson - introducing his ground-breaking "Razumovsky" string quartets while looking back over his life in music.

Whether you live nearby or far away, don't miss the chance to hear the Dante Quartet and friends playing great music in wonderful venues in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.We look forward to seeing you!

Festival Administrator - David Seward 
Artistic Director - Krysia Osostowicz 


‘The Dante is one of those rare quartets where you can sense the personalities of the individual players as much as appreciate the common bond that ties their interpretations together'
The Telegraph

‘Sensational playing by the Dantes’
Strad Review


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