|Penderecki String Quartet, Canada/America, 2015|
Tour Dates: 22nd October - 2nd November, 2015
Formed in 1986, the Penderecki String Quartet began their career as winners of the Penderecki Prize at the National Chamber Music Competition in Łodz, Poland.
Friday, October 23rd, 19:45, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Shanghai
Jeremy Bell, violin
Formed in 1986, the Penderecki String Quartet began their career as winners of the Penderecki Prize at the National Chamber Music Competition in Łodz, Poland. They have been Quartet-in-Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University since 1991, and have become one of the most celebrated chamber ensembles of their generation.
The PSQ’s recent appearances include New York (Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Hong Kong (Academy for the Arts), Los Angeles (REDCAT Hall at Disney Center), St. Petersburg (Sheremetev Palace), and throughout Europe in Rome, Madrid, Paris, Belgrade, Prague, Krakow, Vilnius, and Zagreb. The PSQ has also toured extensively in Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil and from coast to coast in Canada participating in this country’s foremost concert series such as the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Festival of the Sound, the Banff Centre, andMusic Toronto.
To this day the Quartet is a devoted champion of the music of our time, having premiered over 100 new works from composers in Canada and abroad. Their disc of Marjan Mozetich’s “Lament in the Trampled Garden” won the 2010 JUNO Award for Best Composition. This season’s highlights include the PSQ’s disc release of Beethoven’s Op.132 and 135 and a performance of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Quartet No.3 on the occasion of the composer’s 80th birthday.
"Remarkable unity, polish and expressive flexibility."
- The Plain Dealer