Concert- Quatuor Mosaïques

Friday  April 13th – CalPerformances – Berkeley
Saturday, April 14th – Stanford Live Arts

The preeminent period-instrument quartet performing today, Quatuor Mosaïques has won acclaim for its use of traditional gut-stringed instruments, which—in combination with their celebrated musicianship—has cultivated the group’s signature full-bodied, sonorous, and captivating sound. The ensemble’s great accomplishment is not only in expressing “authenticity” but in creating work that is a living link to the great European quartet tradition.

The Quatuor Mosaïques is an Austrian string quartet, founded in 1987 by four members of the Concentus Musicus Wien, playing on historical musical instruments. They specialize in music of the 18th century and their Haydn recordings have received critical acclaim, including several Gramophone Awards.
The three Austrian musicians and the French cellist Christophe Coin got to know each other in Vienna as members of Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s Concentus Musicus. With their shared experiences as a starting point, they decided to form a classical string quartet playing on period instruments.

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