Borusan Quartet

String Quartets Festival

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Grand Auditorium Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

In partnership with the Biennale de Quatuors a Cordes de la Philharmonie de Paris, Gulbenkian Musica offers, for the third time in its programming, this unique musical moment, bringing together six remarkable contemporary string quartets in an intense two-day chamber music festival. In the 2021/22 season, the string quartets Casals, Tejo, Jerusalem, Borusan, Marmen and Danel will perform a wide quartet repertoire, ranging from J. Haydn to contemporary pieces, with an emphasis on the world premiere of a new work by the Portuguese composer Nuno Costa, which has been commissioned by the Gulbenkian Foundation. This is an excellent opportunity to be introduced to the genre and have the chance to hear new interpretations of works which have marked the chamber music repertoire as well as discover less well-known pieces which are not so frequently performed.


Borusan Quartet
Esen Kivrak 
Nilay Sancar Violin
Efdal Altun Viola
Çağ Erçağ Cello

Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
String Quartet No. 3 in E flat minor, op. 30
1. Andante sostenuto – Allegro moderato
2. Allegretto vivo e scherzando
3. Andante funebre e doloroso, ma con moto
4. Finale: Allegro non troppo e resoluto

Intermission (15 min.)

Fanny Mendelssohn (1805 – 1847)
‪String Quartet in E flat major
1. Adagio ma non troppo
2. Scherzo: Allegretto
3. Romanze
4. Allegro molto vivace

Fazil Say (n. 1970)
String Quartet op. 29, Divorce
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Andante
3. Presto

Main Sponsor Gulbenkian Music

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