Radio 3 New Generation Artists The Arod Quartet perform music by Mozart and Mendelssohn in the first of four recitals from the recently reopened Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Sarah Walker presents the first of four recitals from the brand new concert hall at the recently reopened Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, featuring some of Radio 3's current New Generation Artists.
Today's programme features the Arod Quartet in music by Mozart and Mendelssohn.
Mozart: String Quartet in D minor, K421
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 13
Established in 2013, the Arod Quartet came to the attention on the international stage when they won First Prize at the prestigious ARD International Music Competition in Munich, having already taken First Prize at the Carl Nielsen Chamber Music Competition in Copenhagen in 2015 and at the FNAPEC European Competition (Paris) in 2014.
In 2017, Quatuor Arod premiere the first string quartet by French composer Benjamin Attahir (commissioned by La Belle Saison, ProQuartet and Quatuor Arod). They are invited to perform alongside artists such as violists Amihai Grosz and Mathieu Herzog, clarinetists Martin Fröst, Romain Guyot and Michel Lethiec, pianist Eric Lesage, and cellists Raphaël Pidoux, François Salque, Harriet Krijgh and Bruno Philippe.
The Arod Quartet studies with Mathieu Herzog and Jean Sulem and is currently artist-in-residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels with the Artemis Quartet. They also work with the Ebène Quartet and Diotima Quartet. The quartet is in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac and at ProQuartet - CEMC.
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