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"In Brahms’s Piano Quintet, Hough joined the Castalian String Quartet, a young ensemble of whom I’ve heard a lot but hadn’t actually encountered until now. They’re terrific: violinists who seem capable of anything, layering a gleaming finish (often the key to a really luminous quartet sound) on a viola player with a tone like crushed velvet and a cellist who sounds like old gold."
The Spectator (UK)


"The Clarinet Quintet, a desert island choice for many of us, given a desert island-worthy performance here, ended the concert. To hear this music, so full of poetry, joy and sorrow, realised to such perfection, felt like a miracle.”
The Guardian (UK)

"Their unique style – a powerful individuality of sound matched by an instinctive singularity of musical intention – lit up every single moment... A terrific programme; amazing players."

The Scotsman 

"The Castalian Quartet makes the simplest things we hear into the most important things we could ever want to hear.... There were times that I simply could not believe my ears.
Calgary Herald

Castalian Quartet 23 credit Kaupo Kikkas
Castalian Quartet 19 credit Kaupo Kikkas
Castalian Quartet 16 credit Kaupo Kikkas
Castalian Quartet 14a credit Kaupo Kikka
Castalian Quartet 2 credit Kaupo Kikkas.
Castalian Quartet 9a b&w credit Kaupo Ki