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, premiered and recorded many contemporary pieces and in June 2016 the members were awarded with honorary doctorates in music from NUI Galway in recognition of 13 years of music and education in the West of Ireland. In 2014 ConTempo was also appointed RTÉ’s Quartet in Residence.