Past events


15-17 February 2011, 14.00 and 19.00: Ligeti Quartet collaborate with Paul Barker in Sigrun’s Fire

5 March 2011: Violin-Piano Duo recital with Gregory Martin Bloomington, Indiana

6 March 2011: Violin-Piano Duo recital with Gregory Martin in Indianapolis

10 March 2011: Violin-Piano Duo recital with Gregory Martin at Illinois University

30 March 2011: Solo performance at Cadogan Hall presented by Miller Philanthropy and The Zetland Foundation.

2 April 2011, 19.30: Duo recital with pianist Nathan Williamson at ‘Music at Wotton’ (private event)

14 April 2011, 20.00: Ligeti Quartet perform at Candied Nonsense

15 May 2011, 16.00: Ligeti Quartet, 1st concert in The Red Hedgehog series – works by Kodaly, Ligeti, Mendez Sanjuan (world premier) and Gubaidulina.

30 May, time tbc: Improvisation with Jessica Dannheisser (piano) and aerial dancer Loren O’Dair for the launch of Curious Eye Productions at The Rag Factory.

5 June 2011, 18.30: Duo recital with pianist Greg Martin at The Forge, Camden – works by Grieg, Mozart, Brahms and Arvo Part.

22 June 2011, 12.30: Ligeti Quartet play Ligeti and Gabriel Prokofiev at Spitalfields Festival

30 June 2011, 19.30: Ligeti Quartet recital at North London Collegiate School.

3 July 2011, 19.30: Ligeti Quartet perform at The Little Proms (Spice of Life, Soho)

12 July 2011, 20.00: Ligeti Quartet recital at Peter Maxwell Davies’ advanced composition course at Benslow where they are ensemble in residence.

16 July 2011, 14.00: Ligeti Quartet recital at The Orangery, Wakefield – presented by The Wakefield Live Music Project, where the group is ‘featured artist’ 2011-12.

17 July 2011, 16.00: Ligeti Quartet, 2nd concert in The Red Hedgehog series – works by Ligeti, Maxwell Davies, Rachel Lockwood (world premier) and… Haydn!

22 July 2011, time tbc: performance at Musicmatters institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka

23 July 2011, time tbc: Duo recital with pianist Eshantha Joseph Peiris for the Geoffrey Bawa Awards Ceremony held in Colombo , Sri Lanka (programme tbc.)

30 July 2011, 19.30: Concerto (tbc) with the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka

1-12 August 2011:  Tour of India – including Mumbai (NCPA), Bangalore (Alliance Francaise), Pune (Mazda Hall) and Delhi (IIC).

14 August 2011, 19.30: Duo recital with pianist Eshantha Joseph Peiris at Lionel WendtTheatre, Sri Lanka (programme tbc.)

15 September 2011, 13.00: Ligeti Quartet at St Matthew’s Church, Redhill

19 September 2011, 19.30: Ligeti Quartet play Philip Glass and John Cage at Herne Hill Festival  

25 September 2011, 16.00: Ligeti Quartet, 3nd concert in The Red Hedgehog series- works by American composers – John Cage, Phillip Glass, Brian Mark (world premier) and Harry Partch.

6 October 2011, 19.30: Ligeti Quartet play John Cage and Harry Partch for opening for exhibition opening at Lo and Behold Gallery, Brick Lane

2 November 2011: Ligeti Quartet at Nonclassical clubnight, Troy Bar, Shoreditch

25 November 2011, 19.00: Solo violin recital at the Garden Court Chambers, Lincoln’s Inn

25 November 2011, 21.00: Ligeti Quartet perform at Candied Nonsense – Featherhammer, The Wilmington Arms, Clerkenwell.

4 December 2011, 15.00: A Child’s Christmas in Wales @ The Forge, Camden

13 December 2011, 19.30: Scelsi violin-cello duo @ Leighton House – Octandre Ensemble


20 January 2012, 20.00: Ligeti Quartet perform works by Martyn Harry –  Experimental M@sh , Oxford.

29 January 2012, afternoon: Ligeti Quartet play at the Hepworth Gallery , providing music for a silent film about the Yorkshire Live Music Project. Followed by 2 x 45 minute recitals, Wakefield, N. Yorkshire.

20 April 2012, 20.00: Ligeti Quartet concert at  Jacqueline du Prè Music Building, Oxford.   details

23 April 2012, 18.00: Ligeti Quartet concert at Bloomsbury Baptist Church, London.  details

25 April 2012: Ligeti Quartet collaborate with Marsyas Trio on a programme of Elena Firsova chamber music at The Forge , Camden.

4 May 2012, 20.00: Ligeti Quartet composers’ workshop: 21 world premiers by students at the university at York St John University.

5 May 2012, 19.30: Ligeti Quartet recital for York Late Music at Unitarian Chapel, York.   Late Music

24 May 2012, 12.00: Ligeti Quartet at Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell.

1 June 2012: Ligeti Quartet concert inspired by exhibition, ‘Queen: Art and Image’. Programme: Peter Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartet no. 8. John Cage: Quartet in four parts. Nicholas Lanier: viol music – The National Portrait Gallery, London.

16 June 2012, 12.00: Ligeti Quartet at Union Chapel, Islington. Programme: Glass: Quartet no. 2, Company. Ligeti: Quartet no. 2, III. Gorecki: Quasi Una Fantasia, III. Adams: Fellow traveller.

18-28 July 2012: Ligeti Quartet South-East China tour including Shanghai, Hangzhou, Dongguan, Guangzhou.

29 July 2012 12.00: Ligeti Quartet recital at Hell Hot Festival, Hong Kong.

30 July 2012, 12.00: Ligeti Quartet performing with sound artist, mamoru, and DJ Choi Sai Ho at Southsite, Aberdeen, HK.

11 October 2012: Duo recital with  Nathan Williamson at St George’s, Bristol.

19 October 2012: Sherlaw Johnson memorial concert with  Elizabeth Burgess – Dennis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, Oxford.

20 November 2012: Ligeti Quartet play John Adams, Gyorgy Ligeti and Harry Partch at Sri Lankan High Commission, London.

20 November 2012: Ligeti Quartet performing for NEW DOTS – quartets by Stephen Hicks, Goncalo Gato and William Doherty at The Forge Venue, Camden, London.

4 December 2012: Evening of chamber music by Shostakovich, Mozart and Brahms with Stephen Kovacevich, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Krzysztof Chorzelski and Laura van Heijden at Hampstead Parish Church, London NW3.

8 December 2012: Octandre Ensemble concert in London.


16 February 2013 at 19.30: Musik 21 Nachwuchsfestival „Ohr und Auge“ Musikschule der Hansestadt Lüneburg, St.-Ursula-Weg 7, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany

Ligeti Quartet with Nikola Milo (accordion) and the final presentations of selected classes of the project “Contemporary Music in Schools”.

Sofia Gubaidulina: String Quartet No. 4 with video artist Volker Schreiner / György Ligeti: String Quartet No. 2

21 March 2013, 16.30-20.00: David Lovatt Music Composition Prize, University of SurreyLigeti Quartet – composition workshop for the shortlisted works.

18 May 2013, 19.30: David Lovatt Music Composition Prize, University of SurreyLigeti Quartet – performance of the shortlisted works, announcement of the prize-winner, selected by the Ligeti Quartet

30 June 2013, time TBC Ronnie Scott’s, London Ligeti Quartet perform for Classical Kicks

6 July 2013, time TBCYork Late Music @ Unitarian Chapel, YorkLigeti Quartet perform Steve Crowther: String Quartet No. 2 / Jonathan Harvey: String Quartet No. 2 / Sofia Gubaidulina: Preludes for solo cello / Laura Bowler: Hay Fever / Anna Meredith: Songs for the M8 / Arvo Part: Fratres / James Else: New Work (WP) / Christian Mason: Sai Ma

13 July 2013, time TBC: Music at Leasowes Bank. Shabaka Hutchings clarinetLigeti Quartet – Morton Feldman: Clarinet and String Quartet (1983) / Shabaka Hutchings: works tbc

30 October 2013: Sound Festival. Wooden Barn, Banchory

31 October 2013: Sound Festival. Cowdray Hall, Schoolhill, Aberdeen

8 November 2013: Wakefield Jazz – Ligeti Quartet perform with Laura Jurd, trumpet

10 November 2013: Yorkshire Live Music Project – White Cloth Gallery, Leeds


25 March: Sheffield University

31 March: Wigmore Hall

30 September:  Servants Jazz Quarters (Dalston) Experimental Music series curated by Meilyr Jones

1 October: 3rd Ear, 49 Queen’s Gate Terrace, First performance of Arne Gieshoff  ‘Unwuchten’

5 October: Little Missenden Festival: Stravinsky, Schnittke, Gieshoff, Bartok, Beethoven

12 October: Felsted School Ligeti Quartet play in Benjamin Britten’s The Little Sweep (Director: Tom Raskin)

14 October: Private concert Ligeti Quartet – ‘Snapshots’

22 October: Migration Museum – private concert Solo Violin – Unaccompanied Bach

6 December: Abbey Road Church (presented by Crescendo Foundation) A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Dylan Thomas)
Ligeti Quartet, narrated by Charles Armstrong, music by Charlottle Bradburn and Adam Caird.

18 January: 19.30 Holywell Music Rooms (Oxford Chamber Music Society) Ligeti Quartet


15 February: Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo, Sri Lanka Charity concert for Sunera Foundation with Joshua Roman and Ramya Perera

26 February: Music of Our Time, Brighton Boulez: Anthemes II for solo violin and electronics

8 May 2015: Lionel Wendt Theatre, Sri Lanka Bach: Double violin concerto in D minor with Radhika de Saram

15 May 2015: Music of Our Time, Brighton Ligeti Quartet – Different Trains (Steve Reich), Black Angels (George Crumb), Music for Ravens (Anna Meredith) and Black Church (Wadada Leo Smith)






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