Carducci Quartet Educational Work

The Carducci Quartet is passionate about educational work and is currently ‘quartet in residence’ at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Dean Close School in Cheltenham. The Quartet aims to perform live to over 5000 school children each year in workshops and family concerts supported by their own trust, the Carducci Music Trust and the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust. In 2011 they were nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for their family concert ‘Getting the Quartet Bug!’. The Quartet also runs chamber music courses for young musicians in the UK, France and Ireland and regularly coach on the National Young String Quartet Weekend run by the Wigmore Hall, at Chetham’s School of Music.

During the pandemic we have developed two series of videos for the use of KS1 & KS2 primary school classes.




Carducci Music Trust

The Carducci Music Trust is a charity which supports the work of the Carducci Quartet with schools and young musicians, and their annual Festival at Highnam. Established by the Carducci Quartet in 2009 to support its passion for music education, the Trust has raised more than £150,000 to date to fund projects with young people including bursaries and music workshops in schools, and to support the Carducci Festival.
To find out more about supporting the Carducci Trust click here!




"…Being able to have one-on-one tuition from the members of the Carducci was really inspiring and producing a final piece after short preparation was really exciting…" Amy (aged 10)

"…It was helpful to go through the movement with people who have a great knowledge of chamber music…playing in Chamber music full stop is great!" Sam (aged 14)

"…Thank you for a wonderful hour of entertainment. So much vitality and enthusiasm!…There was a real balance of participation and listening…" School music coordinator

"I am delighted to recommend the Carducci String Quartet, they have inspired our students here during workshops and on the concert platform with the dynamic energy and precise musicality of their performances." University professor