The Festival Ensemble on Mull – July 2nd-7th 2017


In 2017, eight musicians who have gained from their participation at the Festival in recent years come together to work on repertoire for presentation during our traditional week on Mull in early July.  In addition, and exceptionally this year, they have presented showcase concerts across the UK during the spring to raise the profile of the Festival.  The focus of the repertoire will be Mendelssohn’s glorious Octet, in a new edition by Richard Jeffcoat that presents it as its 16-year-old creator conceived it, rather than in its revision for publication some years later.  And this music for eight players is set in the context of quartets from the creator of the form, from a Bohemian master as a foreigner in America, and from the most important proponent of the quartet of the last hundred years.

Tobermory waterfront

This year’s artists

violins violas cellos
  • Joy Becker
  • Leonardo Giovine
  • Antonia Kesel
  • Fiona Robertson
  • Christine Anderson
  • Tom Congdon
  • Feargus Egan
  • Josh Salter

Repertoire to include:

Mendelssohn Octet
Haydn Quartet, Op. 76 No. 3, the Emperor
Haydn Quartet, Op. 76 No. 5
Dvorak Quartet, Op. 96, the American
Shostakovich Quartet No. 6, Op. 101
Mozart Piano Concerto, K. 449

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  • Also don't miss the visit of
    the Doric String Quartet, Artistic Directors of the Festival from 2018
    to Mull and Oban
    Saturday 30th September–Monday 2nd October 2017
Fingal's Cave

Please contact us for further details about any of these concerts.