New second violon

The Molinari Quartet is very pleased to announce that Antoine Bareil has become the second violinist of the quartet. We are very excited about his passion towards new music.  Big thanks to Frédéric Bednarz for beautiful 11 years of music!

The winners of the competitions

During its concert on Friday May 18 at 7:30 pm at the Montreal Conservatory of Music, the Molinari Quartet announced the winners of its Seventh International Composition Competition for String Quartet. The winners were chosen from 108 candidates aged under 40 and the jury – composed of the members of the Molinari Quartet and composers Brian Cherney and Maxime McKinley – met in May to evaluate the 109 original scores received from 26 countries.

For its Seventh edition, the Molinari Quartet has selected four works. The order of the winners will be determined following the concert on February 1st, 2019 by the jury, after a final deliberation. Here are the four candidates, in alphabetical order, whose works will be played in concert:

 Preston Beebe (né en 1988) des États-Unis d’Amérique pour son œuvre Beneath Trees

Daphnée Hejebri, (née en 1994) de France pour son œuvre Systema

Jongsung Oh (né en 1987) de la Corée du Sud pour son œuvre HAYDN pour quatuor à cordes

Menelaos Peistikos (né en 1995) de Grèce pour son œuvre For Sun’s Light

John Zorn’s String Quartets

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.

Finalist for an Opus Prize

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.

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