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
Bertrand Chavarría-Aldrete, (born in 1978) from Mexico for his work Douleur exquise
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
The Molinari Quartet invites you to its annual benefit event on May 23 2018 at 6 pm at the Guido Molinari Foundation, 3290 St. Catherine street East in Montreal. Guests will enjoy a private concert, a cocktail, a silent auction and a drawing as well as being the first to see the new exhibit of works by Martha Townsend and Guido Molinari called “Laminoir”.
The event is a special moment to support the Quartet and to meet the musicians in a convivial setting.
Tickets: 150 $ (income tax receipt of 120$)
To reserve your place please contact the Molinari Quartet by email at email@example.com or by phone 514-527-5515
The Molinari Quartet is very pleased to announce that Antoine Bareil has become the new second violinist of the quartet. We are very excited about his passion towards new music.
At the annual Opus Awards Gala of the Conseil québécois de la Musique, the Molinari Quartet received an Opus Prize for its recording of György Kurtág’s complete string quartets on the ATMA Classique label in the category: “Record of the Year – Modern Music, contemporary. The Gala, which celebrates the excellence of concert
Sunday October 29 2017, violinist Olga Ranzenhofer was at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany, to receive the Molinari Quartet’s Echo Klassik award for its recording of György Kurtág’s complete string quartets. A great honor for the Molinari! Watch the presentation as aired by the German television ZFD here