Quator Agate - four young men stand with string instruments
Quator Agate
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Agate Quartet

Tue 16 May 2023
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Stellar French Quartet make their Brighton Festival debut.

Dinuk Wijeratne The Disappearance of Lisa Gherardini (2022)
Schubert String Quartet in D minor, D.810 Death and the Maiden

Prize-winners at the 2021 YCAT International Auditions, the Paris-based Quatuor Agate present contrasting portraits of two women – one confronting her own mortality, the other immortalised through art.

Schubert himself probably knew that he was dying when he based his doom-laden D minor quartet on his musical memento mori Death and the Maiden. Sri Lankan-Canadaian composer Dinuk Wijeratne’s new ‘escapade’ for string quartet pictures the enigmatic model for Leonardo’s Mona Lisa and the painting’s real-life theft from the Louvre in 1911

In association with YCAT

An illustration of the Mona Lisa portrait being stolen from a gallery
'The Disappearance of Lisa Gherardini' by Luka Eriksen

The Disappearance of Lisa Gherardini

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