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Quartetto Cassoviae

string quartet

Members: Milan Kyjovský (1. vn), Štefan Demeter (2. vn), Peter Olejár (vl), Milan Červenák (vc)
Bio

Bio


1972 establishment of the quartet (the founder of the ensemble was a violist Jozef Kýška, other members: Milan Jirout, 1st violin, František Figura, 2nd violin and Juraj Jánošík, violoncello)

1973 Presentation of the Young Slovak Artists in Trenčianske Teplice and Interpodium within Bratislava Music Days

1974 attendance at the music festival in Rithma in France

1975 Interpodium within Bratislava Music Days – Award for the best performance

in 1976/77 season the quartet became the state ensemble at State Philharmonic in Košice

1978 awarded 1st place at the Performing Competition of Slovkoncert

 

at that time the ensemble performed in numerous European countries (Germany, Russia, Poland, Romania, Spain, France, Norway and others) and at music festivals (Prague Spring, Warsaw Autumng, Montperlier, Grasse Rithma and others)

during regular cooperation with radio and television the ensemble recorded remarkable compositions of the world, but especially Slovak music.

it premiered works of many Slovak composers (e. g. Jozef Podprocký, Vladimír Bokes, Jozef Malovec, Miro Bázlik, Ilja Zeljenka and others)

 

1983 two years stay of the ensemble in Spain

1985 the quartet of original composition split up

1986 restoration of the activity in the new composition (Peter Sklenka, Ján Kyjovský – violin, Jozef Kýška – viola and Milan Červenák – violoncello, who is one and only stable member from 1986; in the quartet also played Juraj Šarišský, Vladimír Ljubimov, Jana Kulanová)

1990 started cooperation with Italian artists and several concert performances in Italy

1992 the name changed to the Quartetto Cassoviae

1999 CD recording of the quartet “Sextette – Music From Friends for Friends”

currently also one of the most representative chamber ensemble in Slovakia


Bibliography

  • Burgrová, Katarína: Košické kvarteto po tridsiatich rokoch
    2003 2003/3, p. 8
  • - :: Rozhovor s Milanom Červenákom.
    22. 9. 1993 22. 9. 1993
  • Bukovinská, Júlia: Úspešný debut
    4. 2. 1987 4. 2. 1987

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Jozef Podprocký: Vesper Dominicae, Op. 7 No. 1
    Monologue for baritone, flute and string quartet
    16 Mar
    2009
    First performances in Slovakia
    Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quartetto Cassoviae, Ondrej Mráz (b), Pavel Pukl (fl)
  • Ivan Hrušovský: String Quartet No. 2
    to the Memory of Richard Rybarič
    8 Dec
    1991
    First performances in Slovakia
    Sunday Matinees at the Bratislava City Gallery, Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quartetto Cassoviae

Contact:
Milan Červenák
Turgenevova 20
040 01 Košice



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