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The London Haydn Quartet in Concert with Eric Hoeprich
The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments is pleased to present The London Haydn Quartet in concert with Eric Hoeprich, clarinet, on Sunday, January 15th at 3:00pm.
The ensemble will be presenting a program which includes: Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 72 No. 2; Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 No. 2; and Weber’s Clarinet Quintet Op. 34.
Tickets for the concert are currently SOLD OUT; therefore, we encourage those interested to listen along from home via the Yale School of Music’s live stream. Click here for live stream
About the Artists
One of the world’s leading period instrument string quartets, The London Haydn Quartet was born out of a passion for Haydn’s string quartets. Highly acclaimed for their series of Haydn recordings on the Hyperion label (the op 9, op 17, op 20 and op 33 quartets to date) they have received invitations to many of the most important concert series in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Finland, North America and Australia. They have started several of their own concert series in which they have performed the complete cycle of Haydn quartets. They have given recitals at New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Cheltenham International Festival, the Bath Mozartfest, Klara Festival, the Granada International Festival and at Haydn festivals in Esterházy, Lincoln and Lyon, and the English Haydn Festival.
In collaboration with period clarinettist Eric Hoeprich with whom they also recorded the Brahms and Mozart quintets on the Glossa label, their recent concerts have included a tour of the USA and Canada including a recital at the Library of Congress, and appearances in Serbia, Switzerland, France, Germany and the Czech Republic.
This season’s highlights include the quartet’s Australian debut with performances at the Melbourne Festival and the Sydney Opera House and a return to Canada for a series of concerts across the country.
“The musicians imbued both works with myriad details of shading and contrast, and beautifully calibrated phrasing”
New York Times, January 2014
For the past 25, years Eric Hoeprich has specialized in performing on historical clarinets in music from the Baroque to the late Romantic. In addition to IU, he also is currently on the faculties of the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique and the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague. A founding member of Frans Brüggen’s Orchestra of the 18th Century (1982), Hoeprich has performed frequently as a soloist with this orchestra and many of the major early music ensembles, under conductors such as Roger Norrington, Christopher Hogwood, Bruno Weil, Philippe Herreweghe, Nicholas McGegan, and Jos van Immerseel. He has also performed with orchestras including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Akamus (Akademie für Alte Musik), Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Galicean Symphony Orchestra, B’Rock, and the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra.
In the 1980s, he founded two wind ensembles, NACHTMUSIQUE and the Stadler Trio (three basset horns), which have toured around the world. He has made dozens of recordings, which are available on the Deutsche Grammaphon, Philips, EMI, SONY, Harmonia Mundi, Glossa, and Decca labels. Collaboration with string quartets, chamber ensembles, and vocal soloists also feature regularly on his calendar. The recent release of clarinet quintets (Mozart and Brahms) with the London Haydn Quartet (Glossa), and the three clarinet concertos by Bernhard Crusell with Kölner Akademie (ARS Production) have received wide critical acclaim.
Hoeprich’s interest in historical clarinets has led to the publication of numerous articles and a general text on the clarinet published by Yale University Press (The Clarinet, 2008). He has amassed a collection of over 100 antique clarinets, including instruments from the eighteenth century, which has also led to restoration and construction of replicas of period originals. He maintains a workshop for instrument making at his home near London.