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Tuesday, December 29

Quarto Classical Music TV

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Tuesday, November 10

The Official Quarto Web Site is Open:
Welcome to Quarto Quartet Official Website. It contains a wealth of information about "Quarto" musicians, next concerts, tickets, CD's and new releases. Enjoy! (Quarto Quartet)

Saturday, October 3

The "Quarto" Season 2009/2010:

  • November - Quarto String Quartet and prof. Dimo Dimov (piano) - Concert on the Contemporary Art MusicFestival "Sound and Relation" in Sofia
  • December - Quarto Piano Quartet - Concert on the opening of "2010 New Year Festival", National Palace of Culture; Sofia
  • February - Trio Concert in Bulgaria Recital Hall - Ivan Penchev, violin (QuartoQuartet), Dimitar Tenchev, cello (Sofia Soliists) and prof.Dimo Dimov,piano; Trios by Haydn, Schumann and Brahms
  • March - "Quarto and Friends" - Live Recording in Bulgarian National Radio - Igor Stravinsky "The Soldier's Tale"
  • April - Quarto Quartet's Concert in the Grand "Bulgaria" Hall - "The GreatRomantic Music"; Piano Quintets by Robert Schumann and Julius Zarebski

Thursday, September 24

The "Quarto" Season 2009/2010:

What is the new in our program?
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Piano Quartet No.3, op. 3
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Piano Sextet, op.110
  • Julius Zarebski-Piano Quintet op. 34
  • Joaquine Turina-Piano Quartet, op. 67
  • Igor Stravinski-"The Sodier's Tale" (Historie du soldat) for for Clarinet, Bassoon, Cornet, Trombone, Violin, Double Bass and Percussion
  • Konstantin Iliev-"Little Suite" for violin and piano (1943)
  • Giya Kancheli-"Valse Boston" for Piano and Strings (1996)
Enjoy the music!
(Quarto Quartet)

Friday, May 15

Beethoven's Violin Sonatas, Ivan Penchev (violin) & Dimo Dimov (piano)

"Salon des Arts" in National Palace of Culture present:
June 3, Wednesday, 2009

for violin and piano

  • Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, Opus 12 (1798) Dedicated to Antonio Salieri.
  • Violin Sonata No. 5 "Spring" in F major, Opus 24, (1801)
  • Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, "Kreutzer Sonata", Opus 47, (1803)

  • Ivan Penchev (violin) graduated from the Sofia school of music and the state music academy with Prof. Josiph Radionov. Since childhood he has been wining awards at national and international competitions including “Wieniavski”, “Kotzian”, “Sv. Obretenov” and others. He participated in master classes of Max Rostal, Vl. Spivakov, Svetlana Bezrodnaia, Bernhart Hartog. Since 1990 he has been placed in various positions including leader in many Bulgarian and international orchestras conducted by Cl. Abbado, Carl St. Claire, Rossen Milanov, N. Marriner, E. Tabakov and others. Currently he is a member of the Sofia Philharmonics; he is the first violin of “Quarto Quartet” winning several competitions for chamber music - “250 years Mozart” in 2006, “Competition for Austrian music” in 2008, “Competition Goleminov” in 2008 and others.He has been a soloist of several orchestras with concerts of Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and others. Since 2006 he has been collaborating with Prof. Dimov their repertoire included sonatas of Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Bartok and others.

  • Dimo Dimov (piano) graduated from the Sofia music school and the state music academy with Professors Julia and Constantine Ganev. He continued his education as their assistant. During 1983 – 4 he completed his education with Prof. Lilly Krauss in the United States. In 1970 he received first prize at the national competition “Stvetoslav Obretenov” he also received first prize at the “International competition for pianists in Athens in 1979”. He has been praised by critiques and juries for his performances of Beethoven being compared with the performances of Sv.Richter. Dimo Dimov has been successfully performing as a soloist and in orchestras in Europe and in the United States. He conducted master classes in Greece from 1986 through to 1991. Currently Dimo Dimov is Prof. in piano at the state music academy Pancho Vladigerov.
The tickets are available in Ticket Center of The National Palace of Culture and

Friday, May 1

One, Тwo, Тhree..."Quarto"!!!

May 12, 2009
Quarto in Dobrich

The Quarto's concert in Dobrich (Bulgaria) on the closing day of the Chamber Music Festival (May 12).

  1. Mozart's Fantasia in d moll - prof.Dimo Dimov (piano);
  2. Beethoven's Sonata No.1 for violin and piano - Ivan Penchev (violin) and Dimo Dimov (piano);
  3. Schubert's Nocturne - Ivan Penchev (violin), Stoyan Bozhkov (cello) and Dimo Dimov (piano);
  4. Mahler's Piano Quartet - Quarto Quartet (Ivan Penchev, Tatyana Todorova, Stoyan Bozhkov and Darina Vassileva);
  5. Pipkov's Piano Quartet - Quarto Quartet (Ivan Penchev, Tatyana Todorova, Stoyan Bozhkov and Darina Vassileva).

Friday, January 9

Quarto Quartet in Bulgaria Recital Hall, 30 April 2009

Quarto Quartet in Bulgaria Recital Hall, 30 April 2009

Tickets are available on +359 2 951 5571, , and at the box office of Bulgaria Hall

Bedrich Smetana
String Quartet No. 1 in E minor "From My Life"
The composition of the first string quartet From My Life was preceded by a period of fateful changes in Smetana's life। In 1874 he lost his hearing। Two years later he moved with his family to Jabkenice in the countryside, which seemed to him like an expulsion; he suffered from his deafness and missed contact with like-minded company. He presented the string quartet as a conversation within a close circle of four friends who discuss what is tormenting them. It is a kind of passionate and resigned dialogue between a spirited person and his destiny.
Franz Schubert
'Trout' Quintet
in A major for violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano, D667, composed in summer 1819 during an excursion to Upper Austria. The title is so called because the fourth of the five movements is a set of variations on his song The Trout/Die Forelle, D550, (1817).

Members of Quarto

Ivan Penchev - violin
Darina Vassileva - piano
Tatyana Todorova - viola
Dimitar Tenchev - cello
Svetlana Stancheva - violin
Silvet Salieva - double bass
Atanas Iliev - clarinet