The 2023 chamber music programme in Diligentia theatre end the year with a concert by the up-and-coming talent of the British Barbican Quartet.


Founded in 2014 by students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, they won the St. Martin's in the Fields Music Competition in 2018 after their debut in the London Wigmore Hall and then made an international name in 2019 with the 1st prizes at the international Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition in Weimar and the ARD International String Quartet Competition! Their playing is characterized as finely structured and virtuously balanced where necessary and full of joy, fury and spirit where possible. 


The quartet is very active in the Netherlands, including performances at the Amsterdam Grachtenfestval and in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. The ensemble has recently started as ‘artist in residence’ at the Dutch String Quartet Academy in Amsterdam.

Amarins Wierdsma - Violin

Kate Maloney - Violin

Christoph Slenczka - Viola

Yoanna Prodanova - Cello



Haydn - String quartet opus 50 no. 1

Berg - String Quartet opus 3

Beethoven - String Quartet no. 15, opus 132