Cuarteto Casals in concert
For their Ottawa premiere, Cuarteto Casals perform string quartet favourites Haydn and Bartók, concluding with Mendelssohn’s powerful “String Quartet in F Minor.”
- Abel Tomàs, violin
- Vera Martínez, violin
- Jonathan Brown, viola
- Arnau Tomàs, cello
Founded in 1997, Cuarteto Casals has been a repeated guest at the world’s most prestigious concert halls, and have compiled a substantial discography with repertoire ranging from lesser-known Spanish composers to Viennese classics. In recognition of its unique contributions to the cultural life within Catalunya and throughout Spain, Cuarteto Casals has been acknowledged as cultural ambassadors by the Generalitat of Catalunya and the Culture Ministery. The ensemble is currently the quartet in residence at the Escola Suprerior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcelona, where all four members reside.
Virile, clean, surging with expression—The Times
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Watch Cuarteto Casals play Haydn's quartet op.33 nº2 in Málaga, Spain (2009)