On the second evening of the 8th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum, on Tuesday, 21st September, the audience will be introduced to the versatile international ensemble – Cologne Guitar Quartet (Germany).
Founded in 2014, the Cologne Guitar Quartet, is formed by musicians Ptolemaios Armaos (Greece), Tobias Juchem (Germany), Henrique Almeida (Portugal) and Tal Botvinik (Israel). Although they come from different parts of Europe, these multi award-winning performers are developing a common artistic path from the class of Professor Roberto Ausell, from the prestigious The Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Germany). What makes this ensemble distinct is the repertoire – from early and classical, through traditional to contemporary music.
The quartet will present itself to the audience with following program:
J. S. Bach: Concerto for two cembalos BWV 1061 (transcription by Ansgar Krause)
A. Vivaldi: Concerto in f minor – Winter, from Four Seasons (transcription by Cologne Guitar Quartet)
D. Bogdanovic: Introduction and Dance
P. Bellinati: A furiosa
F. Gasull: Puig-Rom*
from 36 Greek dances (transcription by Cologne Guitar Quartet)
H. Almeida: Cavaquinho in Cologne
Sephardic song Morenica (transcription by Cologne Guitar Quartet)
P. Bellinati: Baião de Gude
As every year, the City of Kragujevac significantly contributed to the realization of this event by providing part of the funds for its financing. The Festival was supported by the Goethe-Institute, the Faculty of Philology and Arts, the Music School “Dr Miloje Milojevic”, the Music Centre Kragujevac, the Music Youth of Kragujevac, the Student Cultural Centre and other friends of the Festival.
Having in mind the colourful repertoire of the Cologne Guitar Quartet, we are sure that the audience will enjoy the second evenings of this year’s Festival. The concert will be held at the Hall of the First Kragujevac Gymnasium starting at 8 pm. Admission is free.
Author: Maja Radivojević Slavković
Translation: Ljubica Gužvić
You can read more about the Cologne Guitar Quartet ensemble below: