10 Feb Plön (DE) Kulturforum Schloss Plön Mozart
24 Feb Berlin (DE) Hauskonzert Beethoven, Kurtag, Schumann
27 Feb Berlin (DE) Kammermusik im Konvikt Mozart, Schulhoff,Schumann
11 Mar Berlin (DE) Live Music Now Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn
13 Mar Potsdam (DE) Live Music Now Mozart, Mendelssohn
13 Mar Berlin (DE) Donau115 Mozart, Kurtag, Mendelssohn
24 Mar Berlin (DE) Hauskonzert Haydn, Kurtag, Schumann
29 Mar Berlin (DE) Kammermusik im Konvikt Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert
11 May Lübeck (DE) Museum Behnhaus Schubert
11 May Lübeck (DE) Museum Behnhaus Schubert
17 Aug Johannisberg (DE) Rheingau Festival Schulhoff
23 Sep - Timisoara (RO) Eufonia Festival Beethoven, Dvorak a.o.
13 Oct Berlin (DE) Logenhaus Schubert, Schulhoff, Beethoven
17 Oct Venice (IT) Fondazione Giorgio Cini Dvorak, Beethoven
08 Nov Berlin (DE) HfM ''Hanns Eisler'' Marton lles - new composition
The Furiant String Quartet was formed in 2011 by four very young musicians from a honest joy and love towards chamber music.
Different nationalities are found in this formation. With Nika being Slovenian and Mladen Serbian, Stefano coming from Italy and Vlad from Romania, it is altogether a very interesting cultural mixture.
The four members first met in Austria where they where all pursuing individual studies. Elisabeth Fister was their first mentor, and after only two years the four Furiants were accepted in the class of Professor Eberhard Feltz and Tim Vogler at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler“ Berlin, where they graduated in 2016. Since October 2018 the quartet is studying with Professor Heime Müller in Lübeck.
Their participation in several chamber music competitions has resulted in winning the first prize in the ''Boris Pergamenschikow'' Competition in Berlin. They are also prize holders in the International Chamber Music Competition in Majano (Italy) and the ''Irene-Steels-Wilsing Stiftung'' Competition.
Since 2014 they have been under the patronage of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin e.V.
The Furiant Quartet have held concerts in Spain, Austria, South Africa, Holland, Italy, Germany, Romania, Slovenia, France and Lithuania. Additionally, through the Lincoln Center Stage Programme they have also performed extensively in other parts of Europe and the USA in the Summer of 2017.
Their musical impulses have been enriched through lessons and cooperation with some of the greatest musicians of our time, such as the Casals Quartet, Heime Müller, the Belcea Quartet, Rainer Schmidt, William Coleman, Günter Pichler, Donald Weilerstein and Gerhard Schulz. The Furiant String Quartet founded their own chamber music series in 2015 in Berlin, called“Kammermusik im Konvikt” with up to six concerts each year. In 2018 the Quartet has been selected to take part in “Le Dimore del Quartetto”.
In regard to new music, the four members are eager to perform and support new compositions. They have a close relationship with the german composer Helmut Lachenmann, and have performed and recorded his first string quartet “Gran Torso”.
Furthermore in 2019, the renowned composer Marton Illes will write a string quartet dedicated to them.
The Furiant Quartet is a multifaceted young ensemble, whose Repertoire spaces from studying the very birth of string quartet literature until cooperating with some of the most renown contemporary composers.
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet Op. 18 No. 2 in G Major
String Quartet Op. 18 No. 4 in C Minor
String Quartet Op. 59 No. 2 in E Minor
String Quartet Op. 130 in B Flat Major with ''Die Grosse Fuge'' op. 133
String Quartet Op. 17 Nr. 2
String Quartet Op. 51 No. 1 in C Minor
String Quartet Op. 51 No. 2 in A Minor
Piano Quintet Op. 34 in F Minor
String Quartet Op. 94 No. 3
String Quartet Op. 10 in G Minor
Piano Quintet Op. 81 No. 2 in A Major
String Quartet Op. 96 No. 12 in F Major ''The American''
String Quartet Op. 20 No. 2 in C Major
String Quartet Op. 20 No. 5 in F Minor
String Quartet Op. 33 No. 2 in E flat Major
String Quartet Op. 55 No. 1 in A Major
String Quartet Op. 76 No. 1 in G Major
String Quartet No. 2
12 Microludes Op. 13
Officium Breve Op. 28
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
String Quartet Op. 44 No. 4 in E Minor
12 Fugues for String Quartet
W. A. Mozart
String Quartet in E Flat Major KV 428
String Quartet in G Major KV 387
String Quintet in G Minor KV 516
String Quintet in C Major KV 515
Clarinet Quintet in A Major KV 581
String Quartet D 87 in E Flat Major
String Quartet D810 in D Minor "Death and the Maiden"
String Quartet No. 1
Piano Quintet Op. 44 in E flat Major
String Quartet Op. 41 No. 1 in A Minor
String Quartet Op. 68 No. 2 in A
String Quartet Op. 110 No. 8 in C Minor
String Octet Op. 3 in A Major
Six Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9