|Eos Guitar Quartet, Switzerland, 2015|
Tour Dates: 16th - 27th July, 2015
With five CDs, programmes full of variety and too many concerts to count, the Eos Guitar Quartet have won the respect and enthusiasm of critics.
17th July, 19:00, Meng Minwei Concert Hall, Tsinghua University, Beijing
With five CDs, programmes full of variety and too many concerts to count, the Eos Guitar Quartet have won the respect and enthusiasm of critics. Whether it's classical, jazz, rock, modern avant-garde or flamenco – the Eos Guitar Quartet is comfortable playing in many styles. Invitations to international festivals such as Cordoba, the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Bari in Italy or to Germany's Ludwigsburg Festival underline the significance of the quartet. Since 2011, the Eos Guitar Quartet has been organisers of IN GUITAR Festival.
Their arrangements broaden the range of music for four guitars with a sense of preciousness and value: Federico Garcia Lorca's Spanish folk melodies and songs, George Bizet's Carmen suite, as well as the guitarists' own compositions and, last but not least, commissioned works. Guitar luminaries such as Leo Brouwer, John McLaughlin, Ralph Towner, Sergio Assad and Roland Dyens – to name but a few – have composed original works for the Eos Guitar Quartet.
Marcel Ege, Martin Pirktl, David Sautter and Michael Winkler founded the quartet in 1985. At the IN GUITAR Festival 2013, Martin Pirktl played with the group for the last time and, introduced new member – the young Argentinian Julio Azcano.
"Few outstanding formations of their kind."
- Basler Zeitung