Classical Notes: Contempo Quartet takes over castles for concert series

Contempo’s contribution to contemporary music is particularly praiseworthy

26th June, 2016
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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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