RTÉ ConTempo Quartet Limerick Spring Performances Continue.
The RTÉ ConTempo Quartet, in partnership with Limerick Arts Office, will continue their spring programme of free recitals at Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) this Thursday, 25 February at 6.00pm.
The world famous quartet will present the second of three free concerts with a particular focus on the works of Antonín Dvořák, contemporary composer Kevin Volans, and Pizzola.
The series concludes with a special pre-Easter recital in March of ‘Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross’ by Joseph Haydn, the father of the String Quartet.
Since its formation in Bucharest in 1995, the RTÉ Contempo Quartet has performed worldwide in prestigious venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields, Berliner Philharmonie, Palazzo del Quirinale Rome, Carnegie Hall and the Opera House Tel-Aviv.
Sheila Deegan, arts and culture officer explained, “This concert series with ConTempo Quartet is a strategy to work with partners to increase access for citizens to high-quality music and to provide opportunities for artists to perform. It supports opportunities for cultural participation in the context of the Limerick 2020 European capital of culture bid”.
Since its formation in Bucharest in 1995, the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet has performed worldwide in prestigious venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields, Berliner Philharmonie, Palazzo del Quirinale Rome, Carnegie Hall and the Opera House Tel-Aviv. As well as this, the group have been described as, “The ABBA of classical music.”
The ensemble has won numerous international prizes, taking first prize at competitions in Munich, Rome and London, and worked alongside artists of the highest calibre including Emma Johnson, Yuko Inoue, Hugh Tinney, Chen Zimbalista, Jérôme Pernoo, Peter Donohue and Martin Roscoe. Collaborations with other distinguished quartets have also been a feature, such as the Amadeus, Arditti, Vanbrugh, Casals and Endellion. The ConTempo has toured the world extensively and now want to perform in Limerick, the named City of culture 2014.
Further information on the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet Limerick 2016 Performance is available through telephoning Limerick Art’s Office, Merchants Quay, Limerick on 061 407372.