President: Steven Isserlis


Barnes Music Society is proud to have as its President the world-famous cellist Steven Isserlis.  Born in Barnes, he comes from a very musical family.  His two sisters are professional string players (Annette a violist and Rachel a violinist), and his grandfather Julian Isserlis was a composer.


 The Society in its current form was created through a merger in 1985 of Castelnau Concerts with the Barnes Music Club, although its roots go back to the 1950s.  Our outgoing President, the late Stephen Dodgson, had been Chairman of Castlenau Concerts, whilst the new President's late father, George Isserlis, had been Chairman of the Barnes Music Club.  Both played a major role in maintaining the Society's high standards.


Barnes Music Society aims to foster appreciation of music, promoting first-class concerts, and encouraging other musical activities especially involving young musicians.  These last are achieved by the Saturday family concerts for children and by the annual concert each May given by young musicians.


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Barnes Music Society gratefully acknowledges financial assistance during the past year from the Barnes Workhouse Fund and the Marsh Christian Trust




Thursday 17 January 2019   7:30 pm

OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0LF


Isbilia Quartet




Enrique Santiago Cabrera    violin

 Victoria Jericó Francés        violin

Rosalia Lopez Sanchez    viola

Miriam Wakeling    cello






Beethoven    String Quartet in B flat, Op.18 No.6

Brahms    String Quartet in A minor, Op.51 No.2

Shostakovich    String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110

Brahms    Intermezzo, Op19 No.2


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Isbilia Quartet




Proud winners of the 'CAVATINA Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition 2016', the 'John Thompson String Ensemble Prize' and the 'John Barbirolli String Quartet Competition 2016', they are enjoying a busy 2017/2018 season performing around the UK and Spain. They gave their St. Martin-in-the-Fields debut the 4th of April 2017.

Since they were formed, the quartet has performed in major venues, including the Wigmore Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and King's Place. Isbilia Quartet was successful in their audition for a place on the Trinity Laban 'Quartets in Residence Mentorship Programme 2015/2016' and worked alongside with the Carducci Quartet and Wihan Quartet. During that year, they recorded Shostakovich's 'String Quartet No.8 Op.110' and Beethoven's 'String Quartet No.3, Op18'.Collaborations with composers include the UK premier of 'Con Aire de Tango', by award-winning composer and pianist Arturo Cardelus and 'Curved Form' for string quartet, by Alex Groves. They have studied and received Masterclasses from members of the Brodsky Quartet, Van Kuijk Quartet, Cuarteto Quiroga, Rivka Golani and David Kenedy among others.

For more information about the Isbilia Quartet, please click on this link.