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21 October 2021, 8pm (doors at 7.30pm)

‘The Tippett Quartet’s performances are little
short of astonishing’ – The Times

Join us as we welcome our Chamber Music concerts back to Kettle’s Yard.

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£20 (£5 students), booking recommended

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Subscription tickets: £190 (£65 students), valid for all 15 concerts

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Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, Op.103
Stephen Dodgson: Piano Quintet No.2
Schumann: Piano Quintet

Please note this programme is subject to change

About The Tippett Quartet

The Tippett Quartet have performed at Kings Place, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Bridgewater Hall and frequently appear on BBC Radio 3. Their broad and diverse repertoire highlights the Tippett Quartet’s unique versatility. Their impressive catalogue of recordings have been released on Naxos, EMI Classics, Signum, Decca, Classic FM, SOMM Records, Vivat, Guild, Real World, Dutton Epoch and Tocatta Classics with universal critical acclaim. Most recently being awarded Gramophone Record of the Month for their recording of Gorécki Quartets: ‘I cannot recommend this recording highly enough, and have run out of superlatives’ – Gramophone

In 2011 they celebrated the anniversary of the iconic film composer Bernard Herrmann with a series of concerts and radio broadcasts. They have worked with Damian Montagu and Hugh Bonneville for “In a South Downs Way” – a collection of poems set to music and can also be heard as featured artists on the film Knives Out.


About Emma Abbate

Described as “an amazingly talented pianist” by the leading Italian magazine Musica, Emma Abbate has performed in duo recitals for international festivals and concert societies in Austria, Portugal, Italy, Poland and USA, and at many prestigious UK venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House, St John’s Smith Square, St George’s, Bristol and at the Aldeburgh Festival, in addition to broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.

Emma has made a series of recordings devoted to 20th century Italian vocal chamber music, the latest of which are the world-première Sera d’inverno: Songs by Ildebrando Pizzetti with the acclaimed mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp, and Shakespeare Sonnets by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco with the BBC New Generation Artist Ashley Riches, both on Resonus Classics.

A keen advocate of contemporary music, Emma has released two discs devoted to works by Stephen Dodgson that include his piano quintets with the Tippett Quartet. Emma also cultivates an active interest in historical keyboards, and has performed and recorded on a range of original instruments for the Finchcocks Charity and at Hatchlands Park and the Russell Collection.

Emma Abbate, photo: Tomirry Photography

Based in London, Emma is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and a staff coach at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.


This event will take place in the extension of the House which is accessible, with some limitations. The upper part of the ground floor extension area of the House is accessible for wheelchair users, and if you call in advance or ask at the information desk we can reserve an accessible seat for you.


Please note that we will be following the latest recommended government and university guidance for Covid-19.

We are not able to provide socially distanced seating. We advise ticket holders to wear a face covering. We will keep a close eye on the latest guidance and will update ticket holders if there are changes. If we have to cancel a concert due to Covid-19 you will be offered a refund. We recommend you take a Lateral Flow Test before attending a concert.

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If we have to cancel a concert due to Covid-19, a full refund will be issued.