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Reiko Fujisawa with the Carducci String Quartet

Pianist Reiko Fujisawa and the Carducci Quartet join forces on piano quintets from Schumann and Shostakovich, each possessing their own exquisite power.

In the first half, Shostakovich's forceful and complex Piano Quintet is preceded by the little heard Poem by Rebecca Clarke.

In the second half we hear Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E flat, which he dedicated to his beloved wife, Clara.

The Carducci Quartet was described by The Strad as presenting ‘a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose, in which severity could melt seamlessly into charm, and drama into geniality’.

In 2016 they were awarded a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for their project, Shostakovich15, an immense cycle of Shostakovich’s Quartets performed across the UK, North and South America.

Reiko’s playing has been described by The Guardian as ‘beautifully poised’ and by The Times as ‘a total joy’.

She has recently completed a successful series of concerts around the UK celebrating the life and work of Clara Schumann, including a performance at Southbank Centre.


Carducci String Quartet
Reiko Fujisawa piano


R Clarke: Poem for string quartet
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat, Op.44

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