Signum Quartett will perform the magic of Mozart’s music in Colombo
“The music of Mozart is of such purity and beauty that one feels he has merely found it — that it has always existed as part of the inner beauty of the universe waiting to be revealed.” — Albert Einstein.
The SIGNUM QUARTETT is a young and outstanding German chamber music group. Shortly after its founding it won the 1st prize in Germanys nationwide youth competition “Jugend musiziert”. After that Signum Quartet was awarded several other national and international prizes and scholarships. It worked together with famous musicians, like Gyorgy Kurtag or Tabea Zimmermann, looking forward to increase its mastership.
Thomas Schmitz (cello) and Annette Walther (violin) have been playing together since they were at school. Kerstin Dill (violin) joined them four years ago and they spotted Valentin Eichler (viola) at an international chamber music festival two years ago. They have studied under the auspices of many European masters, but are most influenced by the Alban Berg Quartet and the Artemis Quartet. The Signum Quartett has played extensively for audiences across Europe. Its performances have been hailed as refined, masterful, intelligent, passionate and sensitive.
Their concerts were broadcasted nationally and internationally.
Following an initiative by the Villa Musica foundation, the four musicians were invited to record a CD with a German Radio Station.
In September they will be touring South Asia and give a concert in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday, the 23rd 2007. They are invited by the Goethe-Institutes in South Asia, including the German Cultural Centre in Colombo and will play a programme of selected German composers like Schumann, but also a piece composed by a young German composer.
The concert will take place in collaboration with the British School in Colombo.
In addition to this musical performance Signum Quartett has offered also to interact with Srilankan musicians of classical music. A workshop (and possibly masterclasses) will take place with the newly founded chamber orchestra at the Goethe-Hall in the German Cultural Centre on Monday, the 24th of September ( this is by invitation only – you may apply).
For tickets please contact the Goethe-Institut , 39, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 07. Tel: 269 45 62 or 471 26 36. Tickets are available at 500, 750 and 1000 SLR. via Mirror Life