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, 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 premiered and recorded many contemporary pieces. ConTempo Quartet was chosen as Galway Music Residency’s Ensemble in Residence in 2003 and continues to captivate audiences throughout the city and county with its repertoire of classical, contemporary, folk and traditional music. In June 2016 the members were conferred with Honorary Doctorates in Music by NUI Galway in recognition of their role in promoting music and education in the West of Ireland. In 2013 ConTempo was also appointed RTÉ’s Quartet in Residence.