The Molinari Quartet announces its 8th International composition competition. Composers of 40 years of less are invited to submit an original work for string quartet. The four winners will receive prizes totaling 6000$ and will have their work premiered in a concert by the Molinari Quartet during their 2021-2022 season in Montreal. For complete details follow this link.
The Molinari Quartet is creating a unique video library of qQuebec string quartets that will be put on line on this web site. For the Quartet, it is important that works be known and become part of the repertoire and therefore this new video library will enable new works played and premiered by the Molinari to become known to a wide public.
After four and a half months without concerts, the Molinari Quartet is back on stage! With its new concert series entitled “Intimate concerts” performed at the Molinari Foundation, the Quartet can now reconnect with its public while respecting the government’s sanitary norms. The first programme of the series was held on Sunday August 2nd in front of an audience so excited to hear a live concert! To enable more people to hear the Quartet, the musicians gave three performances on the same day. The programme featured Samuel Barber’s Quartet op.11, Elegy by Dimitri Shostakovich and Maurice Ravel’s celebrated Quartet in F.
It is with great sadness, that the Molinari Quartet must put to a halt its 2019-2020 concert season. The COVID-19 pandemic has obliged our governments to take measures to secure the population, and therefore we must stay in confinement for the health and safety of all. We will announce in the upcoming weeks our 2020-2021 programming. We are looking forward to perform for you in the not too distant future. Lets spread music not the virus!
The Molinari Quartet’s latest CD, the complete string quartets by Polish composer Henryk Górecki was released on March 20. The minimalist music of Górecki is at times very soothing and at times full of vitality. This easy listening CD will accompany you in many activities. For example, the 56 minutes long Third Quartet is very suitable for meditating or teleworking. For your jogging or daily walk, how about the central section of the First Quartet or the 2nd and 4th movements of the Second Quartet You can purchase the CD on the ATMA Classic site or at your favourite CD shop on line. Also, listen to it on Spotify or Apple Music. Enjoy!