The Cosmos Quartet was born in 2014 from the friendship and mutual interests of four young Catalans. Each of them has had an international trajectory as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, working with professors in the most prestigious schools of London, Paris, Geneva, Köln, Stuttgart and Michigan.
In August 2014 the Cosmos Quartet participated in the International Summer Academy (ISA) organized by the University of Music and Performance Arts in Vienna, Austria, receiving coaching and masterclasses from Johannes Meissl, Hatto Beyerle, Miguel da Silva, Anita Mitterer, the Quartet Mosaïques, Patrick Jüdt, Evgenya Epsthein, the Prazac Quartet and the Talich Quartet. As of September 2014 they regularly travel to Basel where they take lessons with Rainer Schmidt.
Despite the fact that it is a recently formed ensemble, the Cosmos Quartet has already participated in festivals around Spain such as Sant Cugat, Viladrau and Vilafranca del Penedès. They have also performed in several places in Austria, such as Gloggnitz, Reichenau, sharing stage with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Hagai Shaham. They performed at the ORF Kulturhaus in Vienna, where they played a live performance for the Radio.
They have recently won the first prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Sitges, Spain. The Cosmos Quartet has won the Chamber Music Award at the ISA 2014 as well as the Artis Quartet Award for an outstanding performance as a string quartet at ISA 2014.
These four young musicians are united by their passion and interest in learning the art of the string quartet, reviving the traditional repertoire as well as exploring the newest tendencies.
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Helena Satué violin
Bernat Prat violin
Carlota Amargós viola
Oriol Prat cello
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