Aitor Hevia violin
Cibrán Sierra violin
Josep Puchades viola
Helena Poggio violoncello
The Cuarteto Quiroga has established itself as one of the most dynamic and unique quartets of its generation. The quartet has won international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for its distinctive personality as well as its bold and original approach to the string quartet repertoire.
The group takes its name from the Galician violinist Manuel Quiroga, one of the most outstanding string players in Spanish music history together with Pau Casals and Pablo Sarasate.
Since its foundation, the Cuarteto Quiroga has studied with Professor Rainer Schmidt at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid and the ProQuartet-CEMC, Prof. Walter Levin at the Musikakademie der Stadt Basel, and Prof. Hatto Beyerle at the European Chamber Music Academy. The quartet has also been influenced by András Keller, Johannes Meissl, Eberhard Feltz, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados.
Prizewinners of several major international string quartet competitions (Bordeaux, Paolo Borciani, Geneva, Fnapec-Paris, Palau Barcelona), the ensemble regularly appears at main halls and festivals in Europe and South America (Frick Collection New York, Wigmore HallLondon, Philarmonie Berlin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Doelen Rotterdam, Les Invalides Paris, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Heidelberger Frühling, Davos Festival, Auditori de Barcelona, Washington DC’s National Gallery, Stockholm’s Nybrokajen, Teatro Solís Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, among others). The quartet has been recorded and broadcast by RNE, SWR2, SwedishRadio, FranceMusique, WDR, MEZZO TV, etc. Since season 2011-2012, the quartet has been Ensemble-in-Residence at the Miguel Delibes Auditorium in Valladolid (Spain).