Minetti Quartett to perform at H-SC

Published 5:17 am Thursday, March 31, 2016

On Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. at Hampden-Sydney’s Crawley Forum the Minetti Quartett will present a program of the music of Haydn, Schubert, and Beethoven.

Hailing from Austria, Minetti is a string quartet that has performed all over the world including London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, China, and Australia. Founded in 2003, the group shot to the limelight of the classical scene winning many awards in the process. The quartet includes Maria Ehmer, violin, Anna Knopp, violin, Milan Milojicic, viola, and Leonhard Roczek, cello. The Washington Post says “the spectacularly talented Minetti String Quartet …boast thoughtful interpretations, beautiful ensemble work, crisp articulation and flawless technique.”

The quartet has worked closely with pianist Till Fellner and also musicians such as Thomas Riebl, Friedemann Weigle, Alois Posch, Martin Fröst, Paul Meyer and Fazil Say. They have also been active as performers and tutors at the “Sonoro” chamber music festivals in Cuernavaca, Kuhmo, and Madrid. Some of their most influential teachers and mentors of the quartet were Johannes Meissl, Hatto Beyerle and Alban Berg Quartet, and; they have also received valuable artistic stimulus from the Artemis Quartet and members of the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA), the Amadeus Quartet, the Quatuor Mosaïques and the Hagen Quartet. 

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This event, sponsored by the Hampden-Sydney College Music Series, is free and open to the public. The series is part of Hampden-Sydney’s continuing commitment to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of the Southside community.