Three out of four: Belcea quartets, Mandelring and Jerusalem at the Liceo Chamber cycle XXI

Liceo de Cámara XXI

The next three quotations cycle Liceo de Cámara XXI, focusing on chamber music, They will be carried out by a trio of outstanding quartets: on Tuesday 10 of April, he Belcea Quartet will perform works by Haydn Josep, György Ligeti Ludwig van Beethoven y; on Sunday 15 of April, he Quartet Mandelring with Joaquín Riquelme, violist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, will present pieces of Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn with two “Tributes” written by György Kurtág and Tuesday 17 of April, Jerusalem Quartet returns to this cycle of works by Antonin Dvorak, Leos Janácek y Erwin Schulhoff. All concerts of this music series Musical National Broadcasting Center (CNDM) They develop in the Chamber Hall of the National Music Auditorium in Madrid, to 19.30 hours. The latest posts, with a price of 10 € to 20 €, They are available at the box offices of the National Auditorium, INAEM theaters, Y 902 22 49 49

Three superb quartets and solo exception

Founded at the Royal College of Music in London 1994 and living in England, the founding members Belcea Quartet Romanian violinist Corina are Belcea and Polish violist Krzysztof Chorzelski, whose artistic origin, very different from the rest of the assembly, It provides a more traditional development received by their mentors: Alban Berg Quartet and Amadeus Quartet. This spectrum extends to the French musicians Axel Schacher (fiddle) y Antoine Lederlin (cello), thus combining their diverse influences in a common musical language. The Quartet regularly plays with great success in theaters around the world, between them, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall de Londres, and Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Salzburg Festival, Aldeburgh, Edinburgh and Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg and share residence in the Vienna Konzerthaus with the Artemis Quartet from 2010. It is also Quartet in Residence at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. The musicians recently created the Belcea Quartet Trust, whose main objective is to support and inspire young string quartets through a series of intensive classes organized according to the needs of each selected set, and to support the launch of new works by leading composers today. They have extensive discography. During his collaboration with EMI Classics, the Quartet recorded the Britten and Bartók Quartets, and works by Schubert, Brahms, Mozart, Debussy, Ravel Dutilleux, among others. In 2012 Y 2013, the Quartet recorded the Beethoven Quartets live in Benjamin Britten Studio, recording was published by ZigZag Territoires, new label Quartet (Premio ECHO Klassik).

He Quartet Mandelring He noted for its expressiveness, colossal homogeneity and firm will to search for the essence of music. His first major awards in music competitions – Munich (HIGHER), Evian (International String Quartet Competition) y Reggio Emilia (Premio Paolo Borciani), They marked the beginning of his international career. Currently the group operates in the musical centers around the world, such as Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Madrid, Paris and Vienna, in addition to New York, Washington, The Angels, Vancouver, Toronto, Central and South America, Middle East and Asia. Also regularly participates in prestigious festivals such as Lockenhaus, Montpellier, Ottawa, Oleg-Kagan, Schleswig-Holstein, George Enescu in Bucharest and the Salzburg Festival. His numerous and multiplatinum albums (Critics Prize of the German Disco, nominaciones al International Classical Music Award, etc.) demonstrate the exceptional quality of the whole and its wide repertoire. His complete recording of Shostakovich String Quartets, and their record productions with works by Schubert and Schumann, They have been considered by critics as interpretations of reference. They are currently carrying out comprehensive recording of the Quintet and Sextet Johannes Brahms string. El festival Hambach Music Festival, founded by the Quartet in Mandelring 1997, It is a meeting point where every year lovers of chamber music gather from around the world. The quartet performs cycles own concert at the Berlin Philharmonic, Residence in Munich and in his hometown of Neustadt an der Weinstraße. He has played on numerous occasions the complete cycle of Shostakovich quartets fifteen, among others in Berlin and at the Salzburg Festival.

Born in Murcia 1983, Joaquín Riquelme He began his studies at the Conservatory of Murcia with Pedro Navarro and Antonio J. clear. He studied at the Higher Grade Madrid Royal Conservatory (RCSMM) Emilio Mateu and Alan Kovacs, finishing with honors. Continue their education, Konzertexamen conducting studies at the University of the Arts (UdK) Berlin with Professor Hartmut Rohde and finishing with the highest ratings. He has made improvement classes with Hartmut Rohde, Bruno Giuranna, Ashan Pillai, Jesse Levine, Jean Sulem and other leading viola players. Since February 2010 He is a full member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he has performed in the best clubs and festivals around the world, acting under the baton of conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado, Maris Jansons y Daniel Barenboim, among others. Previously he joined as Assistant Soloist Symphony Orchestra Ciudad de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya. Very active in chamber music, He has collaborated with musicians from the likes of Emmanuel Pahud, Daishin Kashimoto, Christian Zacharias, Jörg Widmann y Hartmut Rohde, with various chamber groups as the Ensemble Berlin, Philharmonic Octet, Landsberg Summer Academy, etc. He has also participated in chamber music festivals as the Schwetzingen Festival, Festival “Music Emperi” in Salon de Provence and the Crescendo Festival In UdK Berlin, in prestigious concert halls such as the KKL Luzern, Konzerthaus Vienna and Munich Herkulessaal.

Founded in season 1993/1994 and debuting at 1996, Israeli musicians who make up the Jerusalem Quartet They embarked on a study tour and maturation that has resulted in a wide repertoire and an impressive depth of expression: a trip still motivated by the energy and curiosity with which the group began. The Quartet continues the tradition of string quartets in a unique way. The ensemble has found its own place, sound complete, human, and a balance between the high and low voices, giving you the freedom to refine their interpretations of the classical repertoire works and explore new genres and eras, all seeking perfection of sound. His collaborations with exceptional musicians like András Schiff, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Alexander Melnikov, Tabea Zimmermann, Nobuko Imai, Steven Isserlis, Gary Hoffman, Sharon Kam and Martin Fröst clearly demonstrate how musicians benefit from their work, and each guest becomes an integral part of an indivisible ensemble. Dear guest and regular of the most important concert stages, The ensemble has been particularly well received in North America and Europe, having performed in Tonhalle Zürich, Herkulessaal de Munich, Wigmore Hall in London there Theater Champselysees, as well as Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and festivals such as Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Verbier Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Salzburg Festival, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg and many others. Jerusalem Quartet records exclusively with Harmonia Mundi. His albums of Haydn String Quartets and Death and the Maiden Schubert have won numerous awards such as the Diapason d'Or, Chamber Music Award from BBC Music Magazine and the ECHO Klassik. In 2014, his album of string quartets by Leoš Janáček and Smetana was released with great acceptance of public and critics. A year later published the Quartets op. 18 Beethoven with similar reaction. Last season has focused on three programs: piano quintets Mieczysław Weinberg & András Schiff Sir Johannes Brahms con; “Dvorák Feast” (a series of concert in two parts ranging from trios to string sextet), and the whole cycle Bartók. further, during the season conducted an extensive tour of Australia.