Sunday, February 8, 2015
The New School, Alvin Johnson
J.K. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street New York, NY 10011
Tickets: $5- $17.50
Karol Szymanowski, String Quartet No. 1 (1917)
Szymon Laks, Quartet No. 3 (1945)
Claude Debussy, String Quartet in G Minor, Op 10 (1893)
Winner of the 2nd prize at the 2012 London International String Quartet Competition, the Meccore String Quartet from Poland will perform at the Mannes College of Music at The New School for the famous Schneider Concerts chamber music series. The program will include Karol Szymanowski's String Quartet no. 1, an uncanny blend of late German romanticism, impressionism, and the avant-garde, and Szymon Laks' Quartet no. 3 on Polish Themes. The Meccore Quartet includes Wojciech Koprowski and Jaroslaw Nadrzycki on violins, Michal Bryla on viola and Karol Marianowski on cello.
Established in 2007, the Meccore String Quartet is acclaimed for its breathtaking performances and visionary interpretations. The quartet has received top prizes at the 9th Premio Paolo Borciani Competition, the 2010 International Chamber Music Competition in Weiden, Germany and the 2009 Max Reger International Chamber Music Competition. The Quartet have given performances at major European music festivals, such as Rheingau, Mecklemburg Vorpommern, the Ludwig van Beethoven Spring Festival, Budapest Spring and Heidelberg Frühling, and appeared in many prestigious concert halls, including Beethovenhaus in Bonn, the National Philharmonic in Warsaw and the Wigmore Hall in London. The Quartet has recorded with Bayerischer Rundfunk, Rai3, Radio Merkury and NDR. Since 2010, the Meccorre String Quartet has been hosting and organizing the International Chamber Music Festival Qarto Mondi in Poznan, Poland, featuring top quartets from all over the world.
Presented by Mannes College The New School for Music's Schneider Concerts series and supported in part by the Polish Cultural Institute New York and the Barbara Piasecka Johnson Foundation.
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