|Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, USA/Serbia, 2017|
Tour Dates: 15th June - 26th June, 2017
Some of the most sought-after of the MGQ’s exceptional arrangements are Ginastera's Danzas Argentinas, Piazzolla's Windy, Debussy's Petite Suite...
Joseph Hagedorn, guitar
Some of the most sought-after of the MGQ’s exceptional arrangements are Ginastera's Danzas Argentinas, Piazzolla's Windy, Debussy's Petite Suite and the extremely popular folk-based music of Finnish performer/composer Maria Kalaniemi. Mussorgsky’s “Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks” from the composer’s Pictures at an Exhibition is an audience encore favorite. Web magazine minor7th.com called the MGQ’s recording of the full piece “the best arrangement of these 16 movements I have heard…While staying true to the original sense of the pieces, the Quartet brings fresh colors and lyricism.”
The quartet also has created a full program with Gao Hong, master of the Chinese pipa (akin to a lute), which successfully traverses both character and culture from East to West.
The MGQ has been heard on the nationally syndicated radio program Saint Paul Sunday, and on National Public Radio’s Performance Today. The quartet also has garnered unanimous international critical acclaim from its five CDs on the Albany, GSP, and innova labels.
"Flawless, musical and witty, this quartet is able to do anything it sets its mind on."
- Classical Guitar Magazine