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BIOGRAPHY

A little info about our quartet.

Founded in 2019, Sonoro Quartet is one of the leading young string quartets of its generation. Performing over 40 concerts annually, their repertoire encompasses classical masterpieces alongside works and commissions by contemporary composers.

In 2022, Sonoro Quartet was chosen as ECHO Rising Stars for the 2023-2024 season, embarking on a concert tour that includes 17 performances in leading European halls. The quartet has also been selected to join the MERITA Platform, where they will present concerts throughout Europe featuring an innovative artistic project.

In 2023, they will make their debuts at Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Vienna, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Kölner Philharmonie and Philharmonie de Luxembourg amongst other prominent venues. In July 2023, they made their debut in New Zealand performing 11 concerts in venues across North and South Islands.

In October 2021, the Sonoro Quartet received the 3rd prize and two special prizes at the Bartók World Competition for string quartets in Budapest. Their energy, dynamic interpretation and musical maturity left a lasting impression on the audience and the jury. Sonoro has since returned to Budapest to perform Bartók’s Quartets in the Bartók Memorial House.

The quartet is currently studying at the Netherlands String Quartet Academy (NSKA) in Amsterdam, receiving guidance from renowned artists such as Marc Danel and Gilles Millet (Quatuor Danel) and Eberhard Feltz. They have also studied with members of Quatuor Ébène, Pavel Haas Quartet, Gary Hoffman and Heime Müller, founder of the Artemis Quartet.

The quartet has performed at festivals such as Festival Midis-Minimes, B-Classic, Storioni Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival and Rotterdam Chamber Music Society, amongst many others. In autumn 2023, they will tour Ireland for the second time with the National String Quartet Foundation.

The Sonoro Quartet has recorded for international radio stations including Klara (Belgium), RTÉ (Ireland), Bartók Radio Budapest, SWR (Germany) and Radio New Zealand. As part of the Beethoven Fest 2020 in Bonn, they premiered Eric Domenech's string quartet on SWR.

They have enjoyed performing at renowned venues including Bozar Brussels, Liszt Academy Budapest, Bartók Memorial House Budapest, Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht, National Concert Hall Dublin and The Piano, Christchurch New Zealand.

In 2022, they were selected as one of the participating quartets in the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition, but had to withdraw due to injury.