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Molinari Quartet’s 7th International Composition CompetitionLe

Still two more weeks before the April 1st 2018 deadline to receive your scores for our 7th International Composition Competition. You can send your scores by email or by post. See the complete rules here.

Finalist for an Opus PrizeLe

The Molinari Quartet his happy to announce that it is finalist for the Opus Prize of Best recording of the year in the category of Contemporary- modern music for its recording of the complete string quartets by György Kurtag. The Gala will be held on February 4 2018 at Bourgie Hall.

Echo Klassik PrizeLe

On October 29, Olga Ranzenhofer received in the name of the Molinari Quartet the Echo Klassik 2017 award for the best string chamber music recording for their Kurtag complete string quartets recording on ATMA. The gala ceremony took place at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg Germany.See the video

Seventh International Composition CompetitionLe

The Molinari Quartet announces its Seventh International Composition Competition. Candidates are invited to send their scores to the Molinari Quartet for April 1st 2018. See the complete rules and regulations here.

An Echo Klassik AwardLe

The Molinari Quartet is very proud to announce that it has won the Echo Klassik prize for its Kurtág string quartets recording in the category Chamber music 20th-21st century. The Echo Klassik awards are the most important classical music awards in Germany. The Echo Klassik trophies will be handed out on Sunday, 29 October 2017 during a gala event in the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall in Hamburg. The German public TV channel ZDF will broadcast the ceremony. The Molinari Quartet is among great artists such as Joyce DiDonato, Matthias Goerne, Daniel Hope, Maurizio Pollini et Christian Tetzlaff in the 2017 Echo Klassik awards. See the complete list of winners : http://www.echoklassik.de/en/klassik-startseite/

… and the winners are…Le

During its May 26th concert, the Molinari Quartet drew the winners of its special fundraising draw. A special thanks to all who have supported the Molinari Quartet. 1st prize : The Molinari Quartet in your living room : Georges Aird 2nd prize :  Gift certificate Leméac restaurant : Zoé Lamothe 3rd prize : iPad : Isabelle Mondou  

John Zorn QuartetsLe

After performing four quartets by John Zorn in Calgary and at Montréal / Nouvelles musiques Festival, the Molinari Quartet will play again Zorn’s Cat O’Nine Tails on Saturday March 18 2017 at 3 pm at the Molinari Foundation in its series Music to See. See the calendar for all the details.  

A “Diapason d’or” for the Kurtág recordingLe

In its December edition, the renowned French music magazine Diapason awards the Molinari Quartet 's recording of the Kurtág quartet cycle the highest honours  with a Diapason d'or. Read the critic hear.

The MQ on tourLe

The Molinari Quartet musicians are getting ready to tour Poland and Armenia from November 19 to December 1st. They are invited among others, by the Brand New Music festival in Katowice to play 2 concerts and give masterclasses. Composer Petros Shoujounian will join them in Erevan, Armenia were they will perform his quartets. Works to be played on tour will also include quartets by Schafer, Shostakovich, Sokolovic, Penderecki, Kowalska-Lason and Tchavoushian. Follow the tour on our Facebook page Quatuor Molinari.

Our CD is in the storesLe

Our latest CD of the complete string quartets by Hungarian composer György Kurtág is now available at your favourite CD store. You can also purchase the CD through ATMA Classique's online store. Hope you enjoy it!