ConTempo String Quartet presents free concert

A feast for the senses of musical sounds and outstanding technique.

Recognised as one of the world's top string quartets, the ConTempo String Quartet presents a free concert next Friday March 20 at Roscommon Arts Centre.

The exciting programme, which includes new works by Irish composers, is presented by the Contemporary Music Centre and the Galway Ensemble-in-Residence. The concert is the culmination of a year-long project entitled New Notes.

The ConTempo Quartet are Bogdan Sofei, first violin; Ingrid Nicola, second violin; Andreea Banciu, viola; and Adrian Mantu, cello. The quartet became Galway’s first Ensemble-in-Residence in January 2003, and has toured the world extensively working with celebrated quartets including the Emerson, Amadeus, Alban Berg, Hagen, and Tokyo quartets.

The New Notes project has facilitated two new string quartets being written for the ConTempo Quartet by Irish composers Rhona Clarke and Gráinne Mulvey.

There will be an accompanying projection for Rhona Clarke’s Pas de Quatre by Marie Hanlon, a visual artist with an established reputation in the field of abstract painting. This is her first work using projected photographic elements.

Admission to this concert is free and all are welcome. Tickets for this free event must be pre-booked from the Roscommon Arts Centre at (090 ) 6625824.

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