A WORLD-RENOWNED quartet will bring their much sought after music to the Tyne Valley.

On Monday, the virtuoso Sacconi Quartet will visit the Queen’s Hall for a concert of music by composers Hadyn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn at 7.30pm.

The concert, organised by the Hexham and District Music Society, features three masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire, including Mendelssohn’s extraordinary first published quartet, written when the composer was still a teenager.

“This should be an exceptional evening,” said Hexham and District Music Society’s chairman, Martin Hughes.

“The quartet’s passion and enthusiasm for the music they play are infectious.

“Their playing is always fresh and compelling.”

The Sacconi Quartet have a busy international career and recently returned from a tour of Russia with the acclaimed pianist, Peter Donohoe.

They were in Russia at the invitation of the British Council and the UK’s Moscow embassy, and gave five concerts marking the UK-Russia Year of Music.

This year, they will also visit Lebanon and Mexico.

The musicians featured in the BBC television series, Howard Goodall’s Story of Music, and have a prolific recording career.

Their CD of music by Jonathan Dove, In Damascus, was named one of Gramophone magazine’s best recordings of the year in 2018.

The quartet will celebrate their 20th anniversary next year, a milestone reached with all four founder members still together.

Tickets are available from the Queen’s Hall Box Office.