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String Quartet “Asaselo” will perform tonight at “Ohrid Summer” festival

19.07.2019

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The music program of the festival “Ohrid Summer” continues tonight with a concert of the string quartet “Asaselo” from Germany.
The violinists Rostislav Kozhevnikov and Barbara Streil will perform, Justyna Sliva on viola and Teemu Myohanen on chello. The concert will be held at the church “St. Sophia” at 9 pm.

The Quartet “Asasselo” was formed in Basel in 2000, as long as its members were students at the department of chamber music at the faculty there. After graduation, the Quartet moves to Cologne where members continue to work and study under the mentorship of the renowned “Berg Berg” quartet.
Members of the “Asaselo” career start with the victory of the “Migros Culturetocentre” competition in Zurich, followed by tours and international concerts in Hungary, Russia, the Netherlands and the UK.

In 2009, the Asasselo Quartet won the second prize at the first chamber music competition in Hamburg, and next year they receive the annual prize awarded by the Association of Concert Agencies of Germany. Significant performances for the quartet are the concert debut at the stage of the Philharmonic in Cologne, 2017, as well as their collaboration with Richard Sigal and Stephanie Tirsch on dance projects such as “Bronze from Gold” performed at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn . Through various awards and sponsorships, the Quartet manages to develop projects and create musical friendships with numerous artists including Christophe Dejardin (Paris), Haim Taub (Tel Aviv), Jurgen Gheeze (Salzburg) and David Albert (London). The ensemble receives significant artistic leadership working together with some of the most important composers of our time: Thomas Ades, Alexandra Gruka, Michael Jarrell, Helmut Lahemanman, Heinz Marty, Sergei Nevsky, Matthias Pincher, Wolfgang Rome, Kaya Sariahho and others. In 2016, the Quartet recorded all of Arnold Schoenberg’s quartets with soprano Eva Reach for the Genuin publishing house. In the course of this year 2019 they will perform the whole cycle of Schönberg’s quartets in Cologne and return to Betovenfest in Bonn with a new dance project by Stephanie Tirsch.