Shostakovich’s Tenth String Quartet was the subject of Maryleen’s participation as live musicpainter in collaboration with the Fitzwilliam String Quartet at Brecon Theatre, Wales (UK) on 29th September during Festival Hay-on-Wye 2019.
For the Live Art performance of the String Quartet, Maryleen painted on stage in synchronicity with the music, dividing the four musical movements over three canvasses.
It has been a great experience and fascinating interaction with the brilliant musicians of the Fitzwilliam Quartet! This year celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Quartet’s impressive history goes back to founding member Alan George (viola) personally meeting Shostakovich in the ’60’s, with the composer attending their concerts and trusting the Fitzwilliam Quartet to be the performers of his string quartets in the West.
Dmitri Shostakovich with Alan George
The present members of the Quartet are leader Lucy Russel (violin), Marcus Barcham Stevens (violin), Alan George (viola) and Sally Pendlebury (cello)
DSCH Journal announcement of the Fitzwilliam Quartet’s collaboration with Maryleen