Badke quartet set to bring Haydn, Beethoven – and a bit of class – to Kelso High School

Badke String Quartet who perform at Kelso on September 30
Badke String Quartet who perform at Kelso on September 30
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KELSO Music Society kick off their new season with the internationally-renowned Badke Quartet on Friday, September 30.

Formed in 2002 – and winners of major international competitions such as the prestigious 2005 Melbourne prize – the Badkes this year introduced a new member when the exciting young violinist Lana Trotosvek, pictured top of page, joined them as leader.

Lana was brought up in Slovenia where she has received the Preseren Award, the top accolade in her country for achievements in the arts.

She studied in Salzburg and has since played as recitalist and as soloist with many orchestras in some of the very best concert halls including the Vienna Konzerthaus, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and King’s Place in London.

The Badkes are playing a wide-ranging programme from Haydn to early Beethoven and a powerful quartet (No.10) by Shostakovich.

They are also playing two short pieces linked thematically over the centuries, by Thomas Tomkins, who was writing in the 17th century, and a piece bearing the same name – A Paven for these Distracted Times – based on his work and written by the celebrated Orkney composer Peter Maxwell Davies.

Tickets are priced at £12 (£10 concessions, students £3, under 14s free with accompanying adult £6) for the performance in Kelso High School at 7.30pm.

For more information visit www.borderevents.com or phone 01668 216550.