New artist: Cuarteto Quiroga

30 March 2021

We are delighted to welcome Cuarteto Quiroga to the Rayfield Allied roster for worldwide General Management.

Praised by The New York Times for its "exquisite and interpretively fresh performances”, Cuarteto Quiroga has established itself as one of the most versatile and unique quartets of its generation, winning international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for its distinctive personality as well as its bold and original approach to the string quartet repertoire.

Winners of the prestigious 2018 National Music Award of Spain and prizewinners of several major international competitions (Bordeaux, Paolo Borciani, Geneva, Beijing, Fnapec-Paris, Palau Barcelona), in 2013 Cuarteto Quiroga became the first artists in residence of the Royal Palace of Madrid, and are now ensemble in residence at the Cerralbo Museum in Madrid.

Passionate advocates of contemporary repertoire, the Quartet collaborates regularly with living composers, and is dedicated to presenting and recording new works to establish a constant dialogue between tradition and new music. Upcoming premieres include works by Jonathan Dove, Jörg Widmann and Jose Luis Turina.

The Quartet appears at venues including the Pierre Boulez Saal, Konzerthaus and Philharmonie in Berlin, Wigmore Hall London, The Frick Collection and Lincoln Center in New York, DaCamera in Los Angeles, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Martinu Hall in Prague, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Stadtcasino Basel, Mozarteum Salzburg, and at festivals including Heidelberger Frühling and the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam. With stage partners including Martha Argerich, Jörg Widmann, Veronika Hagen, Javier Perianes, Valentin Erben, and Jonathan Brown among others.

Since 2012, Cuarteto Quiroga has embarked on an ambitious journey to build an inspired and unique recording catalogue with the independent Dutch label Cobra Records. Their latest disc, Heritage, offers an eloquent anthology of the string quartet music scene in Madrid in the time of Goya. Released in 2019, this “necessary album” (Scherzo) is performed on gut strings and it includes two world premiere recordings by Boccherini and Brunetti.

Cuarteto Quiroga is represented worldwide by Cinzia Crescini.

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