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Quatuor Van Kuijk

Haydn & Mozart: Quatuor Van Kuijk

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Thursday 25 April 2024 • 1pm

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The Concert

Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet No 17 in B-flat major K458, ‘Hunt’
Joseph Haydn String Quartet in G minor Op 74 No 3, ‘The Rider’

Quatuor Van Kuijk

The concert will finish at approximately 2.05pm


£16 (£14 concessions, £6 under-18s) 
+ £1.50 booking fee per transaction

Save on Your Booking

Multibuy Discounts – £12 tickets for 3+ events
Under-18s – £6 tickets
Groups of 10+ – save at least 20%
Barbican Access Members – free companion tickets
Full details below

Two great friends; four superb interpreters. Expect pure energy, as the award-winning Quatuor Van Kuijk launches our celebration of the string quartets of Mozart and Haydn.

The Programme

When 18th century listeners heard the galloping rhythms that end Mozart’s ‘Hunt’ Quartet – or the bouncing energy that opens Haydn’s quartet Op 74 No 3 (specially written to amuse the British public) – they naturally imagined themselves on horseback. The chamber music of these two great friends spoke directly to its listeners, and it’s every bit as engaging and entertaining today.

The Performers

That’s certainly the case when it’s played by Quatuor Van Kuijk – already familiar to London audiences as laureates of the ECHO Rising Stars series. ‘These four young Frenchmen made the music smile’ wrote The Guardian, and it’s hard to think of a better qualification to perform music as playful, as generous and inventive as the quartets of Mozart and Haydn.

I had no-one to copy, so I was forced to become original – Joseph Haydn

Read the programme


Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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Booking and Discounts

Booking Your Tickets

Online at
By phone on +44 20 7870 2500 (Monday to Friday 12–5.30pm)
In person at the Barbican Centre

£1.50 booking fee per transaction when booking online or by phone

Refunds and Exchanges

If you can no longer user your tickets, you can exchange them for another LSO St Luke’s concert or Barbican credit voucher (valid for six months). Please ensure that you inform the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance (two weeks for group bookings). A per-ticket administration fee applies for all exchange services.

Questions About Your Booking?

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The LSO reserves the right to change artists or programmes if necessary. If the event is cancelled, all bookers will receive a refund. All discounts are subject to availability and may not be combined. Box office calls may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance or training purposes

Multibuy Discount

£12 tickets when you book three or more BBC Radio 3 concerts in the 2023/24 season within one transaction.


£14 tickets for over-60s, full-time students and unwaged/unemployed people.


£6 tickets for under-18s. BBC Radio 3 Concerts are recommended for ages 12+. For younger children, we have a range of other events at LSO St Luke’s, including Free Friday Lunchtime Concerts which are suitable for everyone over the age of 5.

Groups of 10+

Save 20%, or 30% when booking two or more concerts in the same season, plus additional benefits. Find out more about group booking.

Access Members

Members of the Barbican’s Access Scheme can book wheelchair places priced at the lowest price for that event and book a free companion seat. Join the Barbican Access Scheme.

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