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Cellist Paul Dwyer talks about the Diderot Quartet

The Diderot Quartet
Tatiana Daubek
The Diderot Quartet

PLEASE NOTE: Due to illness, the Diderot Quartet will not be able to perform. The Belvedere Series has announced the program change, welcoming internationally-renowned harpist Bridget Kibbey.

The Diderot String Quartet is coming to Richmond, performing at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Friday evening, January 12th at 7pm as part of The Belvedere Series. The group came together in 2012 and the musicians share a background in historical performance, as well as a passion for the string quartet genre. They found the thrill of exploring the quartet repertoire on period instruments to be irresistible.

The quartet is named after the eighteenth-century French philosopher and Boccherini enthusiast Denis Diderot, and brings a fresh approach to works of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. I recently spoke with cellist Paul Dwyer who talked more about how the group was formed and the program they'll present on Friday night.

Yours in good music,
Mike Goldberg
Classical Host, VPM Music