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Quarteto Contratempus

Quarteto Contratempus

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The Quarteto Contratempus was founded at ESMAE, in Porto, and has overcome academic barriers in order to bring the sublime art that music is to a wider audience. It has an unusual formation, being composed by Soprano, Clarinet, Cello and Piano, thus representing the voice, the wind, the strings and the great orchestra, thus presenting the possibility of a wide range of colors made available by the contrasting tones of the instruments and making this one, a special formation. To this day, Quarteto has been dedicated to the interpretation of contemporary music, premiering of works by Portuguese composers. Quarteto has performed in several concert halls in Portugal, Brazil and Spain, of those are worth highlighting the Teatro Helena Sá e Costa in Porto, the Faculdade de História e Hostal dos Reis Católicos em Santiago de Compostela, Verbum and Marco in Vigo, at the closing of the Xeracion festival 2000+9 and Via Stellae2010. In 2011 they were invited by composer Fernando Lapa to present his work Destinations (dedicated to this quartet) in a event in his honor in Braga at the D. Diogo de Sousa Museum. Quarteto Contratempus was distinguished with the 3rd National Prize for Creative Industries and the BfK Prize.

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