Terpsycordes Quartet Mar 2011

Terpsycordes Quartet Mar 2011

Music Network Presents Classical Tour: 4-12 March 2011 Terpsycordes Quartet (Italy/Bulgaria/Switzerland)

Tour Dates

4 Mar Solstice Arts Centre
5 Mar Birr Theatre and Arts Centre
6 Mar Mermaid Arts Centre
9 Mar The Coach House, Dublin Castle
9 Mar St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre
10 Mar Tipperary Excel Centre
12 Mar Church of Ireland

Given their dizzying virtuosity and lyrical power, it’s only fitting that this multi-award winning ensemble takes its name from Terpsichore, the whirling muse of dance and song. At a time when it is increasingly hard to stand out from the crowd, this is one of the few string quartets that regularly performs a varied repertoire on both modern and period instruments, while the chemistry created by the contrasting personalities prompted one critic to describe the group as “a collision of an Italian, one Bulgarian and two Swiss”.

The Terpsycordes Quartet’s highly eclectic sound is the result of perspiration as well as inspiration – the finesse of their playing is grounded in a meticulous study of texts and styles, and the quartet has been critically acclaimed for its bold reworkings of well-worn classics. No wonder then, that since winning a First Prize at the Geneva Conservatory in 2001, the Terpsycordes Quartet has built up a reputation as one of the most remarkable ensembles of their generation.

PROGRAMME:

Mozart String Quartet No.3 in G major, K.156
Brahms String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op. 51 No. 2
Deirdre McKay Case studies
Henri Dutilleux Ainsi la Nuit

Supported by the Embassy of Switzerland

4 Mar Solstice Arts Centre
Navan, Co. Meath
8pm 046 9092300 Solstice Arts Centre
5 Mar Birr Theatre and Arts Centre
Birr, Co. Offaly
8pm 057 9122911 Birr Theatre and Arts Centre,
6 Mar Mermaid Arts Centre
Bray, Co. Wicklow
8pm 01 2724030 Mermaid Arts Centre,
9 Mar The Coach House, Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
8pm 01 6719429 or online at www.musicnetwork.ie Music Network
9 Mar St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre
Listowel, Co. Kerry
8pm 068 22566 St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre
10 Mar Tipperary Excel Centre
Mitchell Street, Tipperary Town
8pm 062 80520 Tipperary Excel Centre
12 Mar Church of Ireland
Clifden, Co. Galway
8pm 087 2405053 Clifden Arts Society

"[Their] inventive rediscovery of Schubert's most traveled compositions won me over. Like a blast of cold water, it opened my ears to what I had been missing in his music. "

- Frederic Beudot

"The performances of the Terpsycordes Quartet contain much to admire."

- International Record Review