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Cuarteto Casals is a Barcelona-based Spanish string quartet, all members of which reside in Barcelon at l’Auditori, and teach at the well-known Escola Superior Musica de Catalunya. Formed in 1997, they have gained considerable recognition for premiering works by David del Puerto, Jesus Rueda, and Jordi Cervello of Spain, in collaboration with Gyorgy Kurtag from Hungary, and James MacMillan from Scotland, and at the request of the composer, has also recorded the quartet of Christian Lauba called Morphing. They have had the honor of accompanying Spain’s King on his various diplomatic visits while also performing on the wonderful peerless collection of the beautiful Stradivarius instruments found in the Royal Palace of Madrid.
Currently, the quartet is in residence at the famous Barcelona conservatory. They have made appearances at some of the most prestigious venues across the US and Europe including the Carnegie Hall, Wignmore Hall, Musikverein Vienna, Paris’s Cite de la Musique, Philhamonie Cologne, the Philharmonie in Berlin, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg. Now that they are here to perform yet another string of exciting shows, it comes as no surprise to see Cuarteto Casals tickets be such a sought-after favorite among classical music fans.
Cuarteto Casals was formed in 1997 in Madrid at its prominent Escuela Superior Musica Reina Sofia, under the leadership of Professor Antonello Farulli. The quartet members have studied with Rainer Schmidt and Walter Levin in Barcelona, and have also undertaken graduate work under Alban Berg Quarter in Cologne as well as Harold Schoneweg. They attained international recognition at a very quick pace after winning the first prize at the London’s International String Quartet Competition in 2000, soon after which they also won at the International Brahms Competition while in Hamburg, the same year.
With their suddenly soaring popularity and recognition, their rapidly growing international fame brought them the Premio Nacional de Musica, which is a national music award in Spain, in 2006. Then in 2008, they won yet another prize from the high-profile Borletti-Buitoni Trust of London, which enabled them to get hold of a matching set of some Classical period bows. The quartet has used these bows for works from Schubert to Purcell, refining their ability to distinguish between some of the most diverse musical styles. Moreover, they have been deeply influenced by the work of living composers who have made use of this instrument, particularly Gyorgy Kurtag, and have delivered world premiere of some beautiful quartet written by prominent Spanish composers.
Cuarteto Casals currently comprises of Arnau Tomas on cello, Jonathan Brown on viola, Abel Tomas on violin and Vera Martinez Mehner on viola. Most often, the role of the first and second happens to alternate from work to work during a performance. The quartet has recorded several times for Harmonia Mundi, and has created a repertoire featuring performances by less known Spanish composer such as Toldra, and Arriaga to the well-known Viennese classics Brahms, Mozart and Haydn, as well as Twentieth Century masters like Ligeti, Kurtag and Bartok. When reviewing their recording of Schubert’s String Quartet D887 and D87, Spanish critic Fiona Maddocks of The Observers noted described the quartet as an ‘excellent Spanish ensemble’ that brings ‘supple flair and radiance’ to two pieces that span Schubert’s brief career.
The quartet often makes appearances on radio and television throughout North America and Europe. They celebrated their fifteenth anniversary with their 2012-2013 season, following which they performed the hardly heard cycle of fifteen quartets by Franz Schubert, holding live shows in Schwarzenberg, London, Lisbon, and Florence. Harmonia Mundi, in tandem, has issued an all new recording that includes the incredible G major quartet, which is Schubert’s last and most valued contribution to this genre. If you’re a string quartet fan then heir show is one not to be missed so make sure to book your Cuarteto Casals tickets, and enjoy a culturally enriching evening of some of the most rarely performed, magnificent quartet music.