Silver Season Series and non-subscribers
Irena Kavčič, flute
The Enthusiasm of Musical Friendship
Irena Kavčič, flute
Tommaso Lonquich, clarinet
Iztok Hrastnik, double bass
Wolfgang A. Mozart, Flute Quartet in D major, K 285
Jan Sibelius, En Saga, for flute, clarinet and string quartet (reconstruction, G. Barrett version)
Wolfgang A. Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in A major, K 581
György Ligeti, Old Hungarian Ballroom Dances, for flute, clarinet and string quintet
Since its formation in 2009, the young, talented and firmly established all-female Quatuor Zaïde has risen to international chamber music stardom. The ensemble has won several international competitions, including First Prize at the 2012 Vienna Haydn International Competition, which paved the way for an illustrious career and appearances in some of the world’s most prestigious concert venues. The musicians impress the audiences with their youthful zeal, fiery technique, unaffected nature and harmonious interplay, in which a fluid and organic rhythmic rigour blends seamlessly with emotional beauty.
Nominated for the 2015 ECHO Rising Stars Award, the quartet collaborates with distinguished soloists and continues to expand its rich and varied repertoire. The Silver Series concert will include an appearance by flute player Irena Kavčič, member of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra who seeks expressive freedom both as a soloist and member of various chamber ensembles; formidable clarinettist Tommaso Lonquich who enjoys a distinguished international career; and Iztok Hrastnik, an astounding double bass player and member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
The programme imaginatively interlaces classicism and contemporaneity: Mozart’s rare deviations from the solid homogeneity of a chamber ensemble on the one hand, and on the other hand an extraordinary 2003 reconstruction of Sibelius’ draft of the En Saga septet and Ligeti’s exquisite transcriptions of old Hungarian dances.
In cooperation with Narodni dom Maribor and Kulturni dom Nova Gorica