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Festival Kvarner: "Our most loved songs" by Quadriga Consort

22.09.2017. - 22.09.2017. / Opatija

When Nikolaus Newerkla, Angelika Huemer, Karin Silldorff and Peter Trefflinger joined up to form Quadriga Consort in 2001, they would never have imagined the path the group would take in the years to follow. These four founding members, all students at the University of Music in Graz, Austria – formed the ensemble with the aim of performing early chamber music for recorders. Their first CD, “Ground“ (Label Harp, 2003), featured music by Ortiz, Falconieri and Uccellini, among others.

Soon, however, they had the idea to expand their repertoire by writing their own arrangements of English folksongs for their specific group of instruments, and promptly put it into action. They recruited Elisabeth Kaplan, a singer from South Africa, as well as Laurenz Schiffermüller for percussion and Dominika Teufel and Elisabeth Kurz for the gamba parts. Quadriga Consort doubled their members in one fell swoop!

Meanwhile, Quadriga Consort were playing to enthusiastic audiences around the world.
In 2009 Quadriga Consort released a live recording of a concert in Freistadt (Austria), first on DVD (make) and then also on CD (Gramola) under the title of “Songs from the British Isles”. The next CD, “Ships Ahoy! Songs of Wind, Water and Tide”, was released on the French label Alpha in 2011.

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