European string ensemble comes to Beaver Creek |

European string ensemble comes to Beaver Creek

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” Continuing its classical music series, the Vilar Performing Arts Center presents the Hugo Wolf Quartet on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The evening begins with a complimentary pre-performance discussion at the theater at 5:30 p.m. Led by the musicians and theater director Kris Sabel, the discussion will provide insight into the evening’s repertoire.

Within a few years, the Hugo Wolf Quartet has developed from a quiet favorite to a sought-after group. Der Standard in Vienna called them, “New stars on the quartet heaven” and Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote, “The Hugo Wolf Quartet exceeded all expectations.” The Los Angeles Times wrote that the quartet is “urgent and impassioned, but with an absolute commitment to the ideal values of every note.”

The Hugo Wolf Quartet was founded at the Vienna Conservatory. Comprised of Sebastian Gürtler on violin, Regis Bringolf on violin, Wladimir Kossjanenko on viola and Florian Berner on violoncello, the quartet quickly garnered critical acclaim.

Shortly after forming, the four young musicians won the Fifth International String Quartet Competition in Cremona and took first prize at the 45th International G.B. Viotti Chamber Music Competition, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Special Prize and the European Cultural Award for Chamber Music.

The Hugo Wolf Quartet has played for more than 10 years in the most prominent concert halls and renowned festivals such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philharmonie in Berlin and Cologne, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York and Mozarteum in Salzburg.

The evening’s repertoire includes Haydn’s String Quartet in D-major, Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade and Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat.

Tickets for the Hugo Wolf Quartet are $58 and are available by calling the Vilar Center box office at 845-TIXS or by visiting

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