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Experience Beethoven


The Galway Music Residency is a comprehensive music development programme for Galway, with professional ensemble the Galway ConTempo Quartet at its centre.

The programme was designed to bring performances to new audiences in Galway City and County and to broaden the experience of those already involved in music. ConTempo Quartet was chosen as TGMR’s Ensemble in Residence in 2003 and continues to captivate audiences throughout the city, county and beyond with its repertoire of classical, contemporary, folk and traditional music. TGMR also runs a vibrant programme of community and educational projects, engaging with young musicians and listeners of all ages.

Applications open for Apprentice Ensembles 2016-17
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Ensemble in Residence - The
Galway ConTempo Quartet

Bogdan Sofei, violin I
Ingrid Nicola, violin II
Andreea Banciu, viola
Adrian Mantu, cello

Formed in 1995 in Bucharest and celebrating its 20th anniversary this season, The Galway ConTempo Quartet is recognised as one of the most exciting and vibrant chamber ensembles performing today. It has performed world-wide in many prestigious venues, winning prizes at competitions in Munich, Rome and London, and worked alongside artists of the highest calibre. It has broadcast widely on European radio and has premiered and recorded many contemporary pieces. In 2014 ConTempo was also appointed RTÉ’s Quartet in Residence.