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The Arcadia Quartet in Bucharest and in the United Kingdom
The "Tinerimea Românã" National Art Centre invites you to an Arcadia Quartet recital on Tuesday, February 13th 2018, starting from 19:00, at the Palace of the Romanian Youth and on Wednesday, February 14th 2018, starting from 19:00, at the Romanian Athenaeum. The members of the quartet are Ana Török - violin, Rãsvan Dumitru - violin, Traian Boalã - viola and Zsolt Török - cello.
The schedule for the first evening - February 13th 2018, at the Palace of the Romanian Youth - features three works that are less performed on Romanian stages: Alexandr Borodin - the Quartet no. 2 in D major; Sabin Pãuța - the Quartet no. 4 "Ludus modalis"; and Béla Bártok - the Quartet no. 6 in D major, Sz. 114, BB 119.
For February 14th, at the Romanian Athenaeum, the Arcadia Quartet has prepared three of the most famous classical works of the genre: Joseph Haydn - the String quartet in E-flat major, op. 33, no. 2 "The Joke"; Dmitri Shostakovich - the String Quartet no. 8 in C minor, op. 110; and Ludwig van Beethoven - the String quartet in E minor, op. 59, no. 2 "Razumovsky".
Starting from February 15th, the Arcadia Quartet will go on a tour in the UK, as esteemed guests during the musical seasons of some of the most important chamber music societies in the UK, such as Leamington Music, Newton Abbot and District Society of Arts, the Chichester Chamber Concerts, the Nicholas Yonge Society and the Ipswich Chamber Music Society. In April, the members of the quartet will hold a second and final recording session in order to complete the full Béla Bártok quartet collection at the Chandos Records record label. The recording sessions will take place in the UK at the famous Potton Hall.
Well-known internationally in the world of chamber music, the ARCADIA Quartet was formed in 2006 during the study years at the "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy in Cluj.
The Quartet has performed at the Spring Festival (Budapest), the George Enescu Festival (Heidelberg), the Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), the Alte Oper (Frankfurt), the Pollack Hall (Montreal), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Wigmore Hall, the Q'arto Festival (Poland), the Salle Gaveau (Paris), Tel-Aviv, the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival, the Kammermusiktage Mettlach, the Zeist Music Days (the Netherlands), Portugal, the United Kingdom, China. The ensemble has won numerous chamber music competitions, such as the International Chamber Music Competition (Hamburg, 2009), the Almere International Chamber Music Competition (2011), the Wigmore Hall London International String Quartet Competition (2012), the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition (2014). They have made their debut on CD in 2009 with a Mendelssohn - Brahms disc released by Fontenay Classic International (Hamburg). They proceeded recording the quartets no. 1 and 2 by Leo¹ Janáèek, a CD which was released in 2013 at Orchid Classics (London). In the 2014-2015 season, the Arcadia Quartet went on a 12 concert tour in Japan and performed in Europe at the Wigmore Hall, the Vienna Musikverein, the Aldeburgh Festival, the Grafenegg Festival, the Silver Lyre Festival (Sankt Petersburg), the Berlin KOnzerthaus, the Norwich Festival, Madrid. They have made their broadcasting debut at the Wigmore Hall at the BBC Radio 3.
The event is organized by the "Tinerimea Românã" National Art Centre in collaboration with the "George Enescu" Philharmonic, and the media partners are Radio Romania Music and Radio Romania Cultural.
For more information regarding the activity of the "Tinerimea Românã" National Art Centre, visit www.tinerimearomana.ro.
Translated by George Arion,
MTTLC 1, București