RTÉ Contempo Quartet

RTÉ Contempo Quartet

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Since its formation in Bucharest in 1995, it has performed world-wide in prestigious venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields, Berliner Philharmonie, Palazzo del Quirinale Rome, Carnegie Hall and the Opera House Tel-Aviv.

The ensemble has won numerous international prizes, taking first prize at competitions in Munich, Rome and London, and worked alongside artists of the highest calibre including Emma Johnson, Yuko Inoue, Hugh Tinney, Chen Zimbalista, Jérôme Pernoo, Peter Donohue and Martin Roscoe.

The Quartet has broadcast widely on RTÉ, BBC, TVR Romania, France Musique Radio, RAI Italy, ORF Austria and Sat3 Germany, and has made recordings including music for Steven Spielberg’s drama Band of Brothers; Universal with British clarinettist Emma Johnson; Quartz, music by Osvaldo Golijov; and Spiccato Junction featuring the Irish traditional musicians Máirtín O’Connor, Garry O’Briain and Cathal Hayden.

The Quartet has been RTÉ’s quartet-in -residence since summer 2014 performing over 180 concerts country-wide.

A polished and professional group full of exuberance with a fine sense of ensemble - The Strad Magazine