LCGA free concert series continues this Thursday

  • RTE Contempo Quartet

The RTÉ ConTempo Quartet, in partnership with Limerick Arts Office, will continue their spring programme of free recitals at Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) this Thursday, 25 February at 6.00pm.

The world famous quartet will present the second of three free concerts with a particular focus on the works of Antonín Dvořák, contemporary composer Kevin Volans, and Pizzola.

The series concludes with a special pre-Easter recital in March of 'Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross' by Joseph Haydn, the father of the String Quartet.

Since its formation in Bucharest in 1995, the RTÉ Contempo Quartet has performed worldwide 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. Collaborations with other distinguished quartets have also been a feature, such as the Amadeus, Arditti, Vanbrugh, Casals and Endellion.

Further information is available from Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City & County Council, Merchants Quay, Limerick on 061 557372 / 557298 / artsoffice@limerick.ie, www.facebook.com/LimerickArtsOffice or on Twitter (LimerickArts).

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