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SAC on Screen: Novus Quartet Concert
November 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
-Title: NOVUS Quartet Concert
-Artist: NOVUS Quartet
-Schedule: 13th Nov 2020 (19:00~)
-Presentation: Established at the Korean National University of Arts in 2007, the Novus Quartet is one of the leading chamber music ensembles in Korea, and first caused a sensation in Europe in 2012 when they earned the Second Prize in the string quartet category at the renowned ARD Music Competition. Two years later the quartet was crowned with the First Prize at the Salzburg Mozart Competition where Lukas Hagen of the Hagen Quartet was the Jury Chair.
One year after its founding, the quartet celebrated inaugural success at the International Chamber Music Competition Osaka, where the musicians were awarded 3rd Prize. One year later, the quartet also received the 3rd Prize at the 2009 Chamber Music Competition in Lyon.
From 2011 to 2014, the Novus String Quartet studied with the Professors Christoph Poppen and Hariolf Schlichtig at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and in the season of 14/15 at the Hochschule für Musik in Lübeck with Professor Heime Müller, former member of the Artemis Quartet.
Their first CD (Novus Quartet #1) was released at the French Label Aparté in Spring 2016, presenting works from Beethoven, Webern and the rarely played Korean composer Isang Yun.
The 2nd recording including Tchaikovsky’s 1st string quartet as well as the sextet “Souvenir de Florence” was released in Autumn 2017, followed by the recording of the string quartet with Berg’s Lyric Suite and Schubert’s quartet “Death and the Maiden” in the Spring of 2019 which was chosen as sélection album by Le Monde in January 2019.
The 2019/2020 season will see them perform at the Stuttgarter Liederhalle, the Wigmore Hall London, the De Single Antwerp, the Auditório Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Louvre Paris and at the Bayerische Rundfunk in Munich. In addition, festival concerts at the Dresdner Musikfestspiele, the Rheingau Musikfestival as well as the Wissembourg Festival are in their schedule.
O. Respighi : Quartetto Dorico, Op.144
A. Dvořák : String Quartet, No.12 ‘American’ in F major, Op.96
F. Mendelssohn : String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.80