Program: Haydn: Quartet op. 20,#5; Arriaga, Quartet. #3; Brahms Quartet. op. 51, #1
Since winning 1st Prizes at the London and Brahms-Hamburg competitions, Cuarteto Casals has been a repeated guest at the world's most prestigious concert halls including Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Musikverein Vienna, Philharmonie Cologne, Cité de la Musique Paris, Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Philharmonie in Berlin, among many others.
The quartet has compiled a substantial discography with the Harmonia Mundi label, including to date 9 CD's, with repertoire ranging from lesser known Spanish composers Arriaga and Toldrá to Viennese classical masters Mozart, Haydn and Brahms, through 20th Century greats Bartok, Kurtag and Ligeti.
A prize from the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust in London in 2008 enabled the quartet to purchase a matching set of Classical period bows which it uses for works from Purcell through Schubert, deepening its ability to distinguish between diverse musical styles. The quartet has been profoundly influenced by its work with living composers, especially György Kurtag, and has given the world premiere of quartets written by leading Spanish composers.
Cuarteto Casals has been recognized as the first Spanish string quartet with a truly international profile honored with the Premio Nacional de Música and the Premi Ciutat Barcelona. The quartet has accompanied the King of Spain on diplomatic visits and performed on the peerless collection of decorated Stradivarius instruments in the Royal Palace in Madrid.
" A quartet for the new millennium if I ever heard one.." --- Strad Magazine
"A sonic signature entirely its own." --- the New York Times
Mt. Tamalpais Methodist Church (View)
Sycamore and Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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