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World's oldest active string quartet in February

wed, February 3rd, 2021

Due to the current epidemiological situation the concert of the Zadar Chamber Orchestra will be postponed until April.

However, the Subscription Cycle goes on. After Schubert's Winterreise in January, February will bring us the famous Zagreb Quartet - the oldest Croatian chamber ensemble and the world's oldest active string quartet!

Zagreb Quartet held their first concert on April 25th 1919. Members at the time were Václav Huml, first violine, Milan Graf, second violine, Ladislav Škatula (later Miranov), viola nad Umberto Fabbri, cello – all of them professors at the Zagreb conservatory.

Rich discography of the Quartet, recorded throughout almost two decades, includes records for Jugoton, PGP RTB, Melodicom, Sastruphon, Nuova Era Records, ZYX Classic, RCA, Da Camera Magna, Croatia Records, ZG Zoe, Cantus/HDS and many others. Last album – cooperation Leoš Janáček quartet and Antonína Dvořáka quartet – was published by Spona Classics label.

The Quarte will perform two works by Antonín Dvořák - his last string quartet, as well as the Quintet Op. 97, "American", where they will be joined by Lucija Brnadić, the principal violist of the Zagreb Philharmonic and the former violist of the prestigious Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo.

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 23, 8 pm at the University of Zadar.