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‘BEETHOVEN 250’/ConTempo25 with ConTempo String Quartet, Galway-Ensemble-in-Residence
ConTempo Quartet, Bogdan Sofei and Ingrid Nicola(violins), Andreea Banciu (viola) and Adrian Mantu (cello) was formed in 1995 in Bucharest, Romania and were appointed as Fellows of Royal Academy of Music, London in 1999, The Galway Music Residency’s Quartet in Residence in 2003 and the RTÉ’s Quartet in Residence in 2014. The Quartet has won fourteen international prizes in prestigious competitions across Europe (London, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Rome, Graz, Hamburg) performing over three thousand concerts worldwide in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Tel Aviv Opera House, Geidai Tokyo, NCH Dublin and Théatre du Châtelet Paris.
In 2018 the National University of Ireland awarded its members with honorary doctorates in recognition of their cultural work. The Quartet’s discography can be found on the Sony, Universal, RTÉ, NDM, Quartz and HBO labels.
“Rasumofsky” String Quartet, op 59 no 1
“Serios” String Quartet, op 95