BELCEA QUARTET PERFORM AT SAPIENZA

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Tuesday, November 15 – 8:30 pm
Aula Magna, Rectorate Building
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome
The renowned Belcea Quartet will perform at Sapienza University on November 15, 2016.

The Quartet, which is currently on a long tour to celebrate its 20 years of activity, will perform two pieces for quartets composed by Franz Schubert: “C minor quartet D.703” (one of the musician’s incomplete works) and the “G major quartet D.887”. The quartet will also perform Dmitrij Šostakovič’s “N. 8 quartet,” a masterpiece dedicated to all the victims of fascism and war.

The Belcea Quartet

The Belcea Quartet won the Gramophone Award for best debut recording in 2001. Their discography for EMI includes Fauré’s La Bonne Chanson with Ian Bostridge; Schubert’s Trout Quintet with Thomas Adès and Corin Long; a double disc of Britten’s string quartets, which won a MIDEM Cannes Award; Mozart’s “Dissonance” and “Hoffmeister” quartets; and the complete Bartók quartets, for which the Quartet was awarded the title Chamber Music Ensemble of the Year by Germany's Echo Klassik Awards and nominated for a 2008 Gramophone Award. Their most recent release, a double disc of the late Schubert Quartets and the String Quintet with Valentin Erben for EMI, was nominated for a Gramophone Award.

The Belcea Quartet are Quartet in Residence Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and, from the beginning of the 2010/11 season, Ensemble in Residence at the Vienna Konzerthaus.

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