We proudly announce, that ¾ of ReDo String quartet have Master of Arts grade or Diploma of Masterclass now and together with the forth string have returned back to Riga – to tune in together again for your pleasure. In other words – we are home to work and sound!
Keep following the news and let us see you in the concerts!
April 22nd – 29th 2012 we were in Vilnius, where ReDo was one of two Ensembles in Residence of the Nordplus IP Music Laboratory PROCESS (http://www.procesas.net/) – the workshop for composition students of Nordic and Baltic countries. In less than a week we had to prepare 12 „newborn” pieces for string quartet, that during the PROCESS and intense collaboration with composers got new nuances. Among the composers were: Božena Buinickaja, Bára Gísladóttir, David Stephen Grant, Agnė Kemeklytė, Juuso Kontiola, Tero Lanu, Mette Nielsen, Clemet Rotevatn, Henri Sokka, Martin Stauning, Justina Trinkūnaitė un Raimonda Žiūkaitė.
The new year of studies has begun and so do we continue our individual studies.
Munich (Germany), Milan (Italy), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Zwolle (the Netherlands) are cities, were each of us spend most of time – to develop our skills and derive the experience that is so necessary.
Though the meeting point of ReDo we don’t forget – it’s Riga.
We have spend three intense „studio” days in the Sesava’s Church (near Eleja), where we worked with the 3rd String Quartet of Pēteris Vasks and were technically supported by Normunds Šnē.
One step closer to our first album has been made.
We thank the people from Sesava’s Church for hospitality and support as well as Normunds Šnē for collaboration!
28th February, at 6 PM in the Great Hall of Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
(Gedimino pr. 42, Vilnius). Entrance – free of charge.
1st March, at 6 PM in the Great Hall of Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music
(Kr.Barona 1, Riga). Entrance Ls 2, for students and retired Ls 1.
String Quartet ReDo and Daniel Cueto (Peru/Germany) – flute.
What is the 21th century? In some way it’s a time of globalization, a worldwide melting pot of cultures. More and more ways to mutual understanding. We have news from all parts of the world, we can travel to places that we couldn´t have ever seen 100 years ago. The faces on the streets are more colourful than ever before. What is the role of classical music in this transformation?
Is it to continue to play the musical classics of three or four Western European countries, ignoring the rest of things that are happening? Do we as classical musicians feel culturally more Italian, more German, French, or perhaps do we just feel as a mixture of a million things? Classical music is being composed everywhere, its frontiers have been so broadened that they no longer exist.
In this concert, we will play pieces of some of the most acknowledged classics such as Vivaldi and Mozart, whose music should continue to be a presence in this world for many centuries. At the same time, we will show you another part of ourselves and the world through music that has been composed in our own countries and also specifically for us. There will be two premieres in this concert.
The result will be a fascinating musical voyage through Western Europe, Eastern Europe and South America through the eyes of five sensitive classical musicians. From opposite corners of the globe, the ReDo String Quartet and Daniel Cueto come together to celebrate Classical Music in the 21th Century with you. Enjoy!
Program: Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Cesar Peredo, Anitra Tumševica, Rafael Leonardo Junchaya, Laura Gustovska.
We have successfully returned from Vilnius, where we played a concert in lovely Great hall of Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. The road to Lithuania was a bit exhausting because of snow. But the joy of playing together was worth it.
Also, two days ago we had a charity concert for really great audience in our own academy of music. Thank You a lot for being there with us! And Your donation effort was worth it. We have collected 494,00 EUR for ziedot.lv project For little hearts. Without You it wouldn’t be possible.
In the nearest future we will inform You about our plans. We will have a concert in 1st of March. It will be held in Riga. There will be a special guest from abroad. Who? Why? What we will play? Please, a bit of patience! You will be informed about everything.
But at this moment – thank You all again for Your kind and warm hearts!
We are very happy to announce a concert in Lithuania. We will visit our neighbors with repertoire of charity concert on 4th of January in Latvia.
Our concert in Lithuania will take place in Great hall of Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Gedimino pr.42) at 7pm.
Here is a web version of poster.
You are welcome to our quartet’s charity concert For the Little Hearts. Our concert will take a place in Great hall of Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (Riga, Kr.Barona street 1) on Tuesday, 4th of January 2011, 7 p.m. Entrance: free donations. (small thank-you-present for donations from 5,- Ls)
All income from this concert will be donated to Ziedot.Lv project For the Little Hearts (detailed information in this link).
Concert programme includes M.Ravel String quartet in F dur, P.Vasks 3rd String quartet and P.Glass 2nd String quartet Company.
We are very grateful to each and every company and individual who helps us to make this New years wonder happen. Special thanks goes to Masterprint, JVLMA, Diena’s sitting room, Ziedot.lv, UzvelcKreklu.Lv, Radio 101, Student Corporation Fraternitas Livonica and Ainārs Brūvelis personally. Thank’s also to them who are not mentioned here. Together we can do great things.
And, of course. If you can’t get to our concert – give helping hand to those who really need it. Those who can’t live without Your help. From our hearts to their hearts.
There are two new recordings available in audio page. They are Anitra Tumševica’s two string quartets which are dedicated to us. Composer promised that there will be completely 4 string quartets. Let’s wait!
Special thanks goes to Jēkabs Nīmanis who made the mastering work of our recordings.
By the way – there is untraditional quartet instrument used in one of these quartets. But it’s been played by one of us. Hope that You’ll enjoy!