12 ensemble return to Budleigh Music Festival to perform a piece often described as the most hauntingly beautiful of all Schubert’s chamber works, his String Quintet in C major, completed just six weeks before the composer’s death.

Tchaikovsky's impassioned string sextet Souvenir de Florence follows.

"It was like being wrapped in a warm duvet of sound. The performers took the risks and made me feel safe in the comfort of their virtuosity. Unlike the ego-fuelled performances of popular music, these young performers suppressed their individuality for the benefit of the ensemble. Not a word was spoken – all the passion and vitality of their youth burst from their instruments, holding the sell-out audience enraptured... it was simply wonderful."

- Exmouth Journal on 12 ensemble's 2017 Budleigh Festival performance.

TCHAIKOVSKY

SOUVENIR DE FLORENCE

SCHUBERT

QUINTET IN C MAJOR

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BUDLEIGH

MUSIC

FESTIVAL

DIVISIONS OF 12

St. Peter's Church

Budleigh Salterton

7.30pm

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