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6th Concert of the Tartini String Quartet
The Tartini String Quartet is today regarded as the leading such ensemble in Slovenia. The quartet started off as the String Quartet of the Slovenian Philharmonic in 1983, when the four heads of the string groups in the Orchestra decided to try out their wealth of musical skills in a chamber setting. The concert programmes of the Tartini String Quartet gain special value through the constant focus of the members on inviting the participation of renowned Slovenian and international musicians, and in this way offering an original complement to their programme. At the same time this contributes to the continuous growth of the quartet as an adaptable chamber music performance ensemble. The final concert of the series marking the 40th anniversary of the Tartini String Quartet will feature Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major, which is undoubtedly the composer’s greatest work for chamber music. They will be joined by the young Croat cellist Monika Leskovar, who first drew attention to herself in 1995 when she became the youngest winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Japan at the age of thirteen. She has performed as a soloist with many renowned orchestras, and in the 2010/2011 season she played first cello for the Munich Philharmonic. Since 2012 she has been a teacher at the Conservatory of Italian Switzerland in Lugano, and since 2017 an Assistant Professor at the Academy of Music in Zagreb.
G. Tartini: Sonata a quattro in D major
A. Schnittke: String Quartet No. 3
L. van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131