Cvartetul ARCADIA, Premiul I şi Premiul Beethoven la Wigmore Hall Competition

Suntem foarte bucuroşi şi mândri să facem şi noi cunoscută excepţionala reuşită a Cvartetului ARCADIA ce a obţinut Premiul I, precum şi Premiul Beethoven la prestigioasa competiţie “Wigmore Hall London International String Quartet Competition”.



“On Sunday 1 April 2012 the final of the Wigmore Hall London International String Competition was held at Wigmore Hall in front of an expert judging panel [John Gilhooly, Christoph Richter, Sylvia Rosenberg, Simon Rowland-Jones, Laura Samuel, Barry Shiffman, Mark Steinberg and Alasdair Tait] and a large audience.

The first prize of £10,000 was awarded to the Arcadia Quartet [Ana Török, violin; Rasvan Dumitru, violin; Traian Boala, viola; Zsolt Török, cello]. The Romanian quartet impressed both audience and adjudicators alike with their rendition of Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A minor Op.13 No.2.

The second prize was awarded to the Polish Meccorre String Quartet who performed Schubert’s String Quartet in D minor D.810 No.14 ‘Death and the Maiden’, whilst the Tesla Quartet, from the USA, took the third prize with Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor Op.10.

All the finalists were judged on the quality of their performance throughout the competition, and the winners also took the Beethoven Prize based on their performance in the all-Beethoven semi-final.

Formed in 2006 inCluj,Romania, a city with a rich musical heritage, the Arcadia Quartet recently completed their studies at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst inVienna. As part of their prize they look forward to a Wigmore Hall recital, as well as aUKtour beginning in Autumn 2013.”