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House of canons of Santa Maria de Vilabertran / Highlights / Concert August 24. 21.00 h. Schubertiada 2018. COSMOS QUARTET - L. RUIZ - J. ARRABAL - C. CHORDÀ - A. PRIETO

Highlights
Concert August 24. 21.00 h. Schubertiada 2018. COSMOS QUARTET - L. RUIZ - J. ARRABAL - C. CHORDÀ - A. PRIETO
Start: 08/24/2018  - 
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Friday 24 August
Time: 21.00 h.

COSMOS QUARTET 
HELENA SAUTÉ and BERNAT PRATS, violins
LARA FERNÁNDEZ, viola
ORIOL PRAT, cello

LAURA RUIZ, clarinet
JOAQUIN ARRABAL, double bass
CARLES CHORDÀ, horn
ÁLVARO PRIETO, bassoon

Works by Mendelssohn and Schubert

PROGRAM
Felix Mendelssohn
Quartet n. 2 in A minor, op. 13

Franz Schubert
Octet in F major, D. 803

COSMOS QUARTET
Established in 2014 out of the friendship and complicity of four Catalan musicians, who span two generations and have international careers as soloists and chamber and orchestra musicians. The quartet has gained wide recognition, winning several competitions such as the Castilla y León Internacional Chamber Music Competition, the Josep Miraben i Magrans Competition in Sitges, and the Kammermusik and Artis Quartet awards for best string quartet performance during the ISA Festival 2014. They have performed in venues like MUHBA in Barcelona, Viladrau Summer Festival, Cambraqués de Cadaqués Festival, Miguel Delibes Auditorium in Valladolid, Juan March Foundation in Madrid, and ORF Kulturhaus in Vienna, among others. In January 2018 they won first prize at the Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation Competition in Heidelberg.

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LAURA RUIZ, clarinet

Born in Amposta (Tarragona), she began her musical training with her father before continuing her studies in Barcelona, London, Basel, Berlin, and The Hague. She has received several awards from European competitions, such as the London Symphony Shell Competition and the Tunbridge Wells International Young Artists Competition (UK), Concorso Internazionale Marco Fioringo (Italy), and Concours d'Execution Musical in Riddes (Switzerland). Having taken part in the best European youth orchestras, she regularly collaborates as a clarinet soloist with the Dresden Staatskapelle, Bayerishes Staatsorchester, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Hamburger Philharmoniker, Orquesta del Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Mahler Chamber Orchester. From 2007 to 2010 she was a guest lecturer at  Universität der Künste Berlin and holds tenure as clarinet professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt since 2011.

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JOAQUIN ARRABAL, double bass
Born in Almendralejo, he began his musicals studies in 2003 at the city's Music Conservatory. From 2010 to 2013 he studied at The Reina Sofía School of Music. In 2008 he won first prize in the strings category at the Young Perfomers of Extremadura "Ciudad de Almendralejo" Competition and earned the prize for Best Castilla y León Ensemble with his chamber music ensemble "Pyntia Ensemble" in the First International Chamber Music Competition of Castilla y León. He made his solo debut in October 2016 with a double bass and piano recital at Palau de la Música Catalana. He joined the National Youth Orchestra of Spain in 2009 and the Eurpean Union Youth Orchestra in 2011. From 2012 to 2014 he was part of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Since September 2015, he has been a soloist in the Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

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CARLES CHORDÀ, horn
Born in Barcelona, he began his music education with Rubén Chordà at the Municipal Conservatory. In 2012 he trasnferred to the Musikhochschule in Karlsruhe and later to the  Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, where he completed studies in the horn. He has been a member in several jouth orchestras, such as JUNCO (National Yourth Orchestra of Catalonia) and Germany's Bundesjugendorchester de Alemania, and has collaborated with Staatstheater Stuttgart, Oper Frankfurt and the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, as well as with the Lucerne Festival-Orchester's brass ensemble. In 2016 he went on an American and European concert tour as a soloist with Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Since 2014 he has been a member of the Nationaltheater-Mannheim in Germany playing the tenor horn. He currently also takes part in the Gran Teatre del Liceu Orchestra as a probationary member.

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ÁLVARO PRIETO, bassoon
Born in Salamanca, he studied at the city's Higher School of Music before training at the Musik-Akademie in Basel and at the Richard-Strauss Konservatorium. He has been a member of the Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE), and the European Union Youth Orchestra. Prieto collaborated with various orchestras, such as the Cadaqués Symphony, Kammerorchester Basel, Mahler Chamber Orchester, and Bandart and with major Spanish orchestras, in addition to giving solo performances of Mozart's Concerto, Ciranda dos sete notas by Villa-Lobos, and the Duett-Concertino by Strauss. He has been a member of the Anemos wind quartet, Trio Basiliensis and the Madrid-Berlin ensemble, and currently takes part in the Ethos wind quintet. He is a bassoon soloist at the Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra and teaches at the MUSIKENE Higher School of Music of the Basque Country.

 

 

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