Classical Notes: Contempo Quartet takes over castles for concert series

Contempo’s contribution to contemporary music is particularly praiseworthy

26th June, 2016
Bogdan Sofei, Ingrid Nicola, Andrea Banciu and Adrian Mantu of the Contempo Quartet;

The Contempo Quartet can hardly have envisaged that they would become Ireland’s premier ensemble when they arrived in Galway from Romania in 2003 to take up a residency in the western region.

The two husband-and-wife couples made an immediate impact on the classical music scene there with innovative thinking and programming and an innate belief in their performances. I recall seeing a short film made about them by Bob Quinn and being impressed by...

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