Chamber Music Concert

In the Quartet

Piano quartets by Vasks and Fauré


Sunday | 10/06/2024
11:00 am Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Schloßstr. 2, 01067 Dresden
Floor Plan
17 €
9 € for young people
8 € for Dresden-Pass
8 € for SB ab GdB80 (+ggf. Begleitung)

About the Concert

The string quartet is considered the supreme discipline of chamber music. It is therefore all the more fitting that this concert also features one of the most popular works for this instrumentation: Gabriel Fauré was particularly popular during his lifetime precisely because of his melodious, voluptuous works - and his second string concerto is no exception. It is, of course, an exception when chamber music is played in front of 2000 enthusiastic listeners, as this piece was in London during his lifetime. The musical range of the string quartet by the Latvian composer Vasks, who speaks his very own musical language, also extends from elegiac to dance-like. In this concert, musicians from the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra set out to make it resound in all its facets.


Peteris Vasks
Piano Quartet

Gabriel Fauré
Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor


Cordula Fest
Sonsoles Jouve del Castillo
Bruno Borralhinho
Zhora Sargsyan


Cordula Fest

Deputy concertmaster of the 2nd violins

Cordula Fest received her first violin lessons at the age of 5. She studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden with Prof. Reinhard Ulbricht and with Prof. Yair Kless at the University of Music in Graz/Austria. Numerous master classes, among others with Zakhar Bron, Donald Weilerstein and Roman Totenberg/USA completed her studies.

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Sonsoles Jouve del Castillo

Sonsoles Jouve del Castillo was born in Madrid, where she first received violin lessons from her father. In 2000 she began her viola studies with Prof. Enrique Santiago at the Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts, changing to Prof. Gunter Teuffel's class in 2002 and graduating with honors from both her studies and the soloist class that followed.

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Bruno Borralhinho

Bruno Borralhinho is artistic director of the Ensemble Mediterrain and a member of the Dresden Philharmonic's cello section. He is passionate about promoting music from his native Portugal and has conducted a CD recording for Naxos with works by Fernando Lopes-Graça. He also enjoys conducting in the opera pit, having already conducted new productions of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" (2023), Ravel's "L'heure espagnole" (2022) and Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" (2018).

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Zhora Sargsyan

The Armenian pianist Zhora Sargsyan was born in Yerevan (Armenia) in 1994. He initially studied with Prof Vagharshak Harutyunyan at the Komitas College of Music in his home city. Since 2014, he has continued his studies at the Berlin University of the Arts with Prof Klaus Hellwig. Zhora Sargsyan received further artistic inspiration in masterclasses with Dmitri Bashkirov, Paul Lewis, Eldar Nebolsin, Roland Krüger and Severin von Eckardstein.

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