Estonian Music Days: Quadra Piano Quartet


Sat 1. May 2021, 14:00


Arvo Pärt Centre


Quadra Piano Quartet (Latvia)
Rihards Plešanovs – piano
Arvīds Zvagulis – violin
Pēteris Trasuns – violin
Kārlis Klotiņš – cello


Estonian Music Days


Tõnis Kaumann (*1971) – Piano Quartet “Instructions” (2002, premiere)
III movement

Gundega Šmite (*1977) – “Six phantasies After the Latvian Folk Songs” (2020, premiere, dedicated to Quadra)

Arvydas Malcys (*1957) – “The Snow Hyacinth” (2013, dedicated to Quadra)

Andris Dzenītis (*1978) – “3 in 4” (2019, dedicated to Quadra)

Oskars Herliņš (*1980) – Piano Quartet (2019, dedicated to Quadra)
I Metamorphoses
II Fragments
III Scherzo
IV Epilogue

Gundega Šmite (*1977) – Piano Quartet (dedicated to Quadra)
VI movements

Arvydas Malcys (*1957) – “Snow Hyacinth”

Exceptionally talented piano quartet QUADRA is one of the fastest rising professional music artists in Latvia. Quadra was nominated for The Grand Music Award (GMA). Their concert in Jaunās mūzikas festivāls “Arēna” is nominated for the best concert of 2019. The repertoire of the piano quartet “Quadra” includes music of different eras, but especially the chamber music of contemporary and Latvian composers is generously represented. The opuses of Pēteris Vasks, Imants Zemzars, Tāl ivalds Ķeniņš, Jānis Ķepītis, Agra Engelmāns, Andris Dzenītis, Oskars Herliņš, Armands Skuķis, Vineta Līce and Juris Karlsons have been
premiered and excellently interpreted.

The ensemble’s concert “Ķeniņš un Quadra” on November 30, 2019 at the New Music Festival “Arena” was nominated for the “Grand Music Award 2019” in the category “Concert of the Year”. Musicologist Armands Znotins has said about “Quadra”: “Without the piano quartet” Quadra “, Latvian chamber music would be much poorer. They play new works by Latvian composers, return to the values ​​created earlier, maintain a dialogue between these scores and the performance of a foreign avant-garde, looking from time to time into the older and more classical past. ”



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