B1 French for Breakfast #1

  • Monday, 1 May 2023

  • Albert Hall

    100 Commonwealth Avenue, ACT 2601

  • In Association with

Start your day in style with a delicious breakfast and exquisite French music played by your favourite festival artists. Bon appétit!

Hear Ravel’s gorgeous String Quartet from 1903 in the classic 1920s setting of the historic Albert Hall.  Inspired by Debussy and dedicated to Fauré, the Brodsky Quartet brings polish and refinement to this French masterpiece.  The concert is followed by a conversation with the artists led by Genevieve Jacobs.


Maurice Ravel, String Quartet in F Major (1903)

Allegro moderato. Très doux
Assez vif. Très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité


Brodsky Quartet
Krysia Osostowicz, violin
Ian Belton, violin
Paul Cassidy, viola
Jacqueline Thomas, cello


This concert is supported by Ingrid Moses AO and John Moses

ARTIST Learn more about the artist

Artist Brodsky Quartet


Since its formation in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed over 3,000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 60 recordings.

A natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in many artistic directions and continues to ensure them not only a place at the very forefront of the international chamber music scene but also a rich and varied musical existence.

Their energy and craftsmanship have attracted numerous awards and accolades worldwide, while ongoing educational work provides a vehicle for passing on experience and staying in touch with the next generation.