Booking opens for the Castalian String Quartet’s 2022 Hilary term Oxford residency recitals

Castalian String Quartet

Wednesday 2 February at 7:30 pm
Mathematical Institute

Mozart Quartet in D minor K.421
Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet in E flat major
Felix Mendelssohn Quartet in F minor, Op.80
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Wednesday 9 March at 7:30 pm
SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church

Mozart Quartet in F K.590
Elgar Quartet in E minor, Op.83
Sibelius Quartet in D minor Op.56 ‘Voces Intimae’
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Milein Cosman Centenary Exhibition opens at the Hampstead School of Art

Hampstead School of Art

Milein Cosman lived in Hampstead for over 70 years. In honour of the centenary of her birth, the Hampstead School of Art is showing a special exhibition of her work in a range of different media. The exhibition features drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture, together with some of her sketchbooks, materials and mementos, including the easel made for her by the American artist Robert Indiana.

The exhibition will continue until 21 February 2022. Further details here.

Milein Cosman’s Centenary at the Royal College of Music

Milein Cosman’s Centenary at the Royal College of Music

On Thursday 9 December, the Trust marked the close of Milein Cosman’s centenary year with a memorial concert at the Royal College of Music, in which Sini Simonen, David Waterman and Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula gave a wonderful performance of piano trios by Haydn and Brahms, together with the César Franck violin sonata.

The occasion also marked the arrival in the College’s newly refurbished Museum of the final instalment of Milein Cosman’s drawings of musicians – making this the largest institutional collection of her art anywhere in the world.

View the collection online here.

Opening recital of the Castalian String Quartet’s residency at Oxford University — Tuesday 26 October 2021

Castalian String Quartet

On 26 October the Castalian String Quartet will arrive in Oxford for the first of 15 stays as the university’s Hans Keller String Quartet in Residence. In their opening recital at the Holywell Music Room they will be playing:

Janácek – String Quartet No.1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Ligeti – String Quartet No.1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’
Schubert – String Quartet No.15 in G, D.887

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Forthcoming Functional Analysis performances

Functional Analysis

Wednesday 27 October at 4 pm
Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Castalian String Quartet
Hans Keller’s Functional Analysis No.7
Haydn String Quartet in D minor Op.76 No.2

Further details here

Saturday 13 November 2021 at 7:45 pm
All Saints Centre, Lewes, BN7 1LE
Musicians of All Saints
Hans Keller’s Functional Analysis No.13
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G

Further details here.

Milein Cosman Centenary Exhibition opens in Düsseldorf

Milein Cosman Centenary Exhibition

The Düsseldorf Stadtmuseum saw the opening today of a special exhibition celebrating the centenary both of Milein Cosman and her childhood friend and fellow artist Ilde Schrader.

Milein and Ilde went to school together in Düsseldorf from 1927 until the threat of persecution and war separated them in 1937. Milein came to England and Ilde to Italy, but they were reunited after the war and remained close friends throughout their lives.

The exhibition will continue until 29 November. Further details here.

Royal College of Music Museum reopens with a new permanent exhibition of Milein Cosman’s art

Royal College of Music Museum

After undergoing extensive redevelopment, the Royal College of Music Museum reopened today — with a new exhibition of Milein Cosman’s work on permanent display in the Lavery Gallery.

The Royal College of Music holds the largest collection of Milein Cosman’s drawings of musicians, containing over 1,300 individual works. The whole collection has been digitised and can be viewed online here.

YCAT Hans Keller Artists

The string quartet was of particular importance to Hans Keller. In 2021 the Trust is embarking on a three-year project in support of string quartets, working with a variety of expert partners.

As part of this, the Trust is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Young Classical Artists Trust to support the Adelphi Quartet: read more here.

Milein Cosman’s Centenary

Today would have been Milein’s 100th birthday.

To mark the occasion, the Trust presents a new Virtual Exhibition created for Milein’s centenary by her artistic executor, Peter Black. It can be viewed here.

Live exhibitions and events have had to be postponed because of Covid-19 restrictions: the latest news on planned events can be found here.

The Milein Cosman Scholarship for Drawing at the Slade School of Fine Art

Slade School of Fine Art

The Trust is delighted to announce the establishment of the Milein Cosman Scholarship for Drawing at the Slade School of Fine Art.

The Scholarship is being launched in 2021 to mark Milein’s centenary, as well as the 150thanniversary of the foundation of the Slade, where Milein herself studied in the 1940s.

More information about Milein’s own time at the Slade can be found here.

David Scrase 1949-2020

David Scrase

The Trust announces with great sadness the death of David Scrase, Cosman Keller Trustee since 2016. David joined us after his retirement from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, where he was for many years Keeper of Paintings, Drawings and Prints and then Assistant Director of Collections, amassing an unsurpassed knowledge of the collections and directing a remarkable period of acquisitions for the museum.

We are grateful for his deep understanding of drawing and profound knowledge of the history and making of art — and to have had the wonderful company of such a generous, charming and witty friend and colleague.

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