One of the best known and most accomplished string quartets in Southeast Asia, Singapore's T'ang Quartet is marking its third decade with the first concert this year on April 22 at Victoria Concert Hall. Classical music enthusiasts and fans of the Quartet have much to look forward to.
The award-winning ensemble – also Quartet-in-Residence at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music – will begin the celebration with a programme that goes back to their humble beginnings – their intent distilled in their selection of a quartet work by Haydn, an Austrian composer of the classical era known for his part in the development of chamber music.
T'ang Quartet will perform two pieces – Haydn String Quartet Op.76 No.2 "Fifths", and Borodin String Quartet No.2 in D Major. Humble Beginnings is part of the Quartet's new anniversary programme – with up to four concerts as well as a commemorative coffee-table book, T'ang At 30.