©2018 by Furiant Quartet, Photo Matevz Kocjan

 

CONCERT DATES

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.

 5    Oct

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.

 

ABOUT US

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STEFANO MESAGLIO

Violin

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VLAD POPESCU

Violin

MLADEN SOMBORAC

Viola

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NIKA ŠVARC

Cello

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REPERTOIRE

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

Béla Bartók

String Quartet Op. 17 Nr. 2

Arthur Bliss 

Clarinet Quintet

Johannes Brahms 

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

Benjamin Britten 

String Quartet Op. 94 No. 3

Claude Debussy

String Quartet Op. 10 in G Minor

Antonín Dvořák

Piano Quintet Op. 81 No. 2 in A Major

String Quartet Op. 96 No. 12 in F Major ''The American''

Joseph Haydn

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

 

Alfred Huber 

String Quartet No. 2

Györgi Kurtág 

12 Microludes Op. 13

Officium Breve Op. 28

Helmut Lachenmann

Gran Torso

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

Ottorino Respighi

Quartetto Dorico

Franz Schubert

String Quartet D 87 in E Flat Major

String Quartet D810 in D Minor "Death and the Maiden"

Erwin Schulhoff 

String Quartet No. 1

Robert Schumann 

Piano Quintet Op. 44 in E flat Major

String Quartet Op. 41 No. 1 in A Minor

 

Dmitri Shostakovich 

String Quartet Op. 68 No. 2 in A

String Quartet Op. 110 No. 8 in C Minor

Johan Svendsen

String Octet Op. 3 in A Major

Vaughan Williams

''Fantasy Quintet''

Anton Webern

Six Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9

 
 

CONTACT

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