17-01-2014 | 10.50
On January 31st we’re organizing a grand Music Bazar. In our view, a bit of classical music was also of the essence. That’s why /entrée, the youth associasion of The Royal Concertgebouw and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra invited the Lebet String Quartet to play at the Music Bazaar on January 31st.
The Lebet String Quartet is a young and emerging string quartet in the Dutch and European classical music scene. The quartet, founded in October 2012, consists of four young Conservatorium students from Rotterdam and Utrecht. Kristie Su (violin), Myrto Moraitou (violin), Floor Feleus (alt violin) and Alberto Muñoz Vicente (cello). The quartet is named after the famous contemporary Italian violin craftsman Claude Lebet.
The quartet will play pieces from the third string quartet composed by Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich was a Russian pianist and composer, who was one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century. During his lifetime, he wrote 15 symphonies and a bunch of pieces of chamber music. A lot of these pieces were written under extreme pressure and control of the Russian government and by Josef Stalin. The third string quartet was written by Shostakovich in 1946, right after his 9th symphony was censured (forbidden) by Sovjet authorities. The piece was flooded with critique after its premiere in Moscow. Shostakovich has supposedly implemented coded undermining messages against Stalin and his regime.
The Lebet Quartet will be present at the Music Bazar on January 31st, where they'll play throughout the night on different spots in our building. Entrance is free!