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Warwick Quartet-in-Residence tours Brazil with Clelia Iruzun

The Coull Quartet – the University of Warwick’s Quartet-in-Residence – is to perform at some of Brazil’s most prestigious venues, alongside the distinguished Anglo-Brazilian pianist Clelia Iruzun.

In a return visit to the country, the Quartet will perform across São Paulo, Bela Horizonte, Goiânia and Rio de Janeiro.


The concerts taking place are:

  • 29 September 2017 – at the Sala Villa-Lobos, Biblioteca Brasiliana Guita e Jose Mindlin, São Paulo (starts 17 :00)
  • 3 October 2017 – at the Teatro Bradesco in Bela Horizonte (20:30)
  • 4 October 2017 - ‘Concertos em Goiânia', at the Auditório do SESC Cidadania in Goiânia (starts 20:30)
  • 6 October – at the Sala Cecilia Meireles in Rio de Janeiro (starts 20:00)

The Quartet will perform Schumann’s ever-popular Piano Quintet with Clelia Iruzun, as well as a work by the celebrated Brazilian composer Francisco Mignone.

Founded in 1974, and Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Warwick since 1977, the Coull Quartet has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, the USA and Western Europe, and has also toured China, India, the Far East, South America and Australia.


The Quartet has appeared at most of the major venues and festivals in the UK, and gives an annual series of recitals at Warwick Arts Centre, where it is actively involved in the University of Warwick’s flourishing musical life.

They have made over 30 recordings featuring a broad repertoire, from the complete Mendelssohn and Schubert quartets to 20th century and contemporary British chamber music. Their CD of quartets by Maw and Britten on the SOMM label has received universal acclaim, and in addition to being featured as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in The Gramophone, it was chosen as the ‘Benchmark Recording’ by BBC Music Magazine.

For more information on The Coull Quartet, click here.

The University of Warwick has numerous significant links with Brazil – fostering key research collaborations, student recruitment in the country, and study abroad exchange programmes.

Warwick’s lead partners in Brazil are the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Universidade Estadual Paulista ‘Júlio de Mesquita Filho’ (UNESP) and the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) - with the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) providing an opportunity for undergraduates to experience Brazil through Study Aboard.

There is a growing network of around ninety Warwick researchers who are currently engaged in some form of collaboration with Brazilian institutions.


Image 1: The Coull Quartet on the University of Warwick campus - credit Coull Quartet

Image 2: The Coull Quartet - credit Coull Quartet

Further information contact:

Luke Walton, International Press Manager

+44 (0) 7824 540 863

+44 (0) 2476 150 868

L dot Walton dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk