The second night of the 4th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum, was in the spirit of string quartets of two composers who have made immeasurable contribution to this genre of music – Beethoven and Shostakovich. Evenos String Quartet, which consists of young musicians from Greece, Belgium and Serbia (Ivan Knezevic – violin, Ioannis Petrakis – violin , Odysseas Lavaris – viola and Mathieu Jocqué – cello) gave to Kragujevac’s large audience deeply mature performance of these complex pieces. Beethoven String Quartet op. 127, no. 12 and Shostakovich String Quartet op.73, no. 3, in the performance of Evenos quartet reminded us of why the string quartet was, and still is an essence of chamber music, but also a great challenge for both composers and performers. Evening concert with works by Beethoven and Shostakovich – whom Beethoven was a model regarding string quartet,always give to the audience, as it was the case last night in the Hall of First Kragujevac Gymnasium, a sense of auditory in which was evoked fullness of each individual instrument, but also program completeness. For all that, we must thank and congratulate heartily great and promising performers of Evenos Quartet.
Foto: Milos Dasic