Meccore String Quartet @ UNO MUSICAL EXCURSIONS
MECCORE STRING QUARTET - Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 7:00PM
Established in 2007, the Meccore String Quartet is one of Poland’s most compelling young ensembles. For many years they have toured Europe and America, and appeared at important music festivals such as Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, L. van Beethoven Easter Festival, Budapest Spring Festival, Heidelberg Frühling Musikfestival, Kissinger Sommer Musikfestival, Festival Radio France Montpellier, Bregenzer Festspiele, as well as in prestigious concert halls such as the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Beethovenhaus in Bonn, Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Wigmore Hall in London, Musikverein in Vienna, and the Frick Collection in New York. In 2014 the ensemble had the honor to perform as the first ever Polish String Quartet during the ceremony on Holocaust Remembrance Day in the German Bundestag.
The quartet has received numerous awards during prestigious chamber music competitions. In April 2012 Meccore won a 2nd prize, as well as awards for the best performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s and Joseph Haydn’s quartets, and for the performance of Brett Dean’s composition at the Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition in London.
In 2011 they obtained the Finalist Award and the Special Award at the International String Quartet Competition “Premio Paolo Borciani” in Reggio Emilia. Also in 2011 Meccore String Quartet was nominated for the “Paszport Polityki” Award in the classical music category for their innovative approach to music and for breaking the musical stereotypes. Since 2010 Meccore String Quartet have been hosting and organizing the International Chamber Music Festival "Q'arto Mondi" in Poznań, featuring top quartets from all over the world.
The members of Meccore are also active in the pedagogical field, leading chamber music and violin classes at Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań and Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
(From the website http://www.meccorequartet.com/en)
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