Simply Quartet

Rising Stars

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As a member of the ECHO – European Concert Hall Organisation network, which consists of a group of prestigious concert halls across Europe, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is opening its venue and hosting the Rising Stars cycle. Throughout the musically intense day, in which admission is free, attention will be on the Rising Stars of musical interpretation and creation, to provide the public with the chance to witness the live performances of these future stars. Once again, the programme concentrates on a range of events, with performances by musicians of outstanding talent.


Simply Quartet
Danfeng Shen 
Antonia Rankersberger Violin
Xiang Lyu Viola
Ivan Valentin Hollup Roald Cello

Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
String Quartet in G major, Op. 76 No. 1
1. Allegro con spirito
2. Adagio sostenuto
3. Minuet: Presto – Trio
4. Finale: Allegro ma non troppo

Julia Lacherstorfer (n. 1985)
un:fold  (commissioned by ECHO)

Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945)
String Quartet No. 6, Sz. 114
1. Mesto – Più mosso, pesante – Vivace
2. Mesto – Marcia
3. Mesto – Burletta: Moderato
4. Mesto


Simply Quartet is Nominated as an ECHO Rising Star by Wiener Konzerthaus and Musikverein Wien.


16 Jan 16:30 / Auditorium 2 / Free admission*
Talk with musicians from the Simply Quartet, moderated by Andrea Lupi

*A valid EU COVID Digital Certificate (vaccination, testing or recovery) is mandatory to attend this event.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation reserves the right to collect and keep records of images, sounds and voice for the diffusion and collective preservation of the memory of its cultural and artistic activity. For further information, please contact us at [email protected].

Main Sponsor Gulbenkian Music


  • ECHO
  • Creative Europe

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