31 / 07 / 2024 - Wednesday 19:30
The international string quartet (whose players hail from China, Austria and Norway) is honing its chamber music skills at the Joseph Haydn Institute at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. Although unmistakably youthful, his bravura and mature interpretation has won him many prestigious competitions.
For its Czech debut, the Simply Quartet chose Béla Bartók’s challenging string quartet, teeming with a wide range of sound colours and spectacularly presenting a variety of playing techniques. Antonín Dvořák’s penultimate quartet embodies the composer’s compositional maturity, a wide range of emotions, rhythms and moods. This combination is sure to arouse the curiosity of any avid chamber music listener.
Danfeng Shen – violin
Antonia Rankersberger – violin
Xiang Lyu – Viola
Ivan Valentin Hollup Roald – cello
Anton Webern: Slow movement for string quartet
Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 4 in C major Sz 91
Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet No. 13, Op. 106 in G major
The award-winning quartet was founded in Shanghai and then went on study at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts at the Joseph Haydn Institute, and to Johannes Meissl.
Since its foundation in 2017, Simply Quartet has won numerous chamber music competitions such as the International Carl Nielsen Competition in Copenhagen and the International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna, and has performed at venues such as BOZAR Brussels, Palau de la Música Catalana, or Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
The quartet emphasizes the combination of depth and lightness of expression and their repertoire includes a range from early classical to modern works, but the ensemble also explores the music of their cultures (China, Austria and Norway) to expand their musical register.
Photo: Cristina Ferri, Simon Buchou
When you enter the Masquerade Hall of the Český Krumlov Castle you will feel like in the 18th century, when it was decorated by Josef Lederer. While listening to chamber concerts you can admire the painting with motives of members of aristocratic society entertaining themselves amidst masquerade bustle. Before the tones fill this hall with […]