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The Arcadia Quartet is playing at the EuroArt Festival
You'll be playing tomorrow during the International Chamber Music Festival EuroArt. What the story of your invitation?
This invitation came from Mr. Josef Kekula, this festival's organiser, whom we try for aproximately four years to schedule a concert and it's been very hard because of our own schedules and the dates suggested for the festival which until now didn't match with our activity. We're glad that we finally succeed in participating at this important festival.
There will be a diverse programme; will start with a quartet by Joseph Haydn- op. 1, no. 1 in B-flat major, "The hunt", then we'll also sing the first quartet by Beethoven, but the number 3 one- Quartet no. 3, op. 18. Later on we'll sing four bagatelles by Răzvan Metea who is a composer from Cluj, a very good friend of ours who has also been our professor while we were students. It's actually our second collaboration ; we liked very much the way in which we collaborated. He gave us joyfully these four bagatelles which he composed while he has been a student. We'll end the concert with the Quartet no. 4 by Bela Bartok.
How's the schedule of the Arcadia Quartet after the performance in Prague ?
After Prague, we'll go playing in Iași for the first time ; we'll have a concert in Biblioteca Centrală Universitară. Then, next week, we'll have a concert in Sighișoara, organised by the "Academia Sighișoara" Festival. May will also be quite an eventful month. We'll come to Bucharest on the 17th of May for a concert at the National Arts Center "Tinerimea română". We already collaborate with them for a year now and we're really thrilled by this. Later on, there a concert in Saarbrucken at the Music University and then at the International Festival "Grafenegg" in Austria
Translated by Matei Denisa
MTTLC, University of Bucharest