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Friday, December 17

Quarto Trio Project - Haydn and Brahms Trios

Ivan Penchev (violin), Dimitar Tenchev (violoncello) and prof. Dimo Dimov (piano),
29 December 2010 | 19:30

Quarto Trio Project is represented by the Quarto Quartet’s leader – violinist Ivan Penchev, the first violoncellist of „Sofia Soloists” Dimitar Tenchev and the renowned Bulgarian pianist and Professor in the National Music Academy – Dimo Dimov.

1. Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
Piano Trio in G Major “Gypsy”
I. Andante
II. Poco adagio, cantabile
III. Rondo a l'Ongarese: Presto

2. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, op. 87
I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto (Tema con variazioni)
III. Scherzo. Presto - Trio. Poco meno presto
IV. Finale. Allegro giocoso

Entrance: 20 levs to include wine tasting, Swiss chocolate by "Lindt" and sweets.

Quarto Quartet

Friday, October 22

Quarto Quartet play Beethoven Quartets

7 December 2010
Quarto Quartet in Recital Bulgaria Hall


String Quartet in C minor, op. 18, No.4
Quartets of op. 18 were published between 1800 – 1801. They were dedicated to prince Lobkowitz. In the Quartet in C minor, Beethoven moves towards the concerto form, an almost orchestral construction, outlined by the harmony and the cluster of secondary voices, thus allowing the first violin to dominate the scene.
Piano Quartet in E-flat major, WoO 36 No.1
The three piano quartets were written in 1785, when the composer was fifteen.  He had been writing music for about half his life at that point; his father had even tried to make a Mozart-like prodigy out of his son, traveling around showing off the young musician.  These quartets are interesting, though, in that the piano quartet was quite rare at the time.  Mozart was writing his two quartets at exactly the same time, and they were among the very few of their kind.

String Quartet in A minor, op 132
Beethoven wrote this piece (in 1825) after recovering from a serious illness which he had feared was fatal. He thus headed the movement with the words, "Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart" (A Convalescent's Holy Song of Thanksgiving to the Divinity, in the Lydian Mode).


Sunday, July 18

Quarto Quartet play Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.44,

Quarto Quartet play Piano Quintet by Robert Schumann (1842). Live recording from the concert in Grand Bulgaria Hall (12 April 2010)

Tuesday, June 29

Quarto Quartet play Piano Quintet by Zarebski

Quarto Quartet play Piano Quintet by Juliusz Zarebski (1885). Live recording from the concert in Grand Bulgaria Hall (12 April 2010)

Wednesday, June 9

Quarto Program 2010/2011

Beethoven's String quartets op.18 c-moll and op.132 a-moll in Aleksander Nevski Crypt

Quarto Tango Project in Grand Bulgaria Hall with Ville Hiltula (Bandoneon)

Beethoven and R.Strauss - Violin Sonatas (Ivan Penchev-violin and Dimo Dimov-piano)

Brahms-Piano Quartet's No.1 and No.3 in Grand Bulgaria Hall

Mozart and Brahms - Clarinet Quintets in Recital Bulgaria Hall

Quarto's Stravinsky Project "The Soldier's Tale"

Tickets sales at Box Office in Bulgaria Hall and


Friday, March 12

Quarto Quartet "The Great Romantic Quintets" 12 April in Grand "Bulgaria Hall"

Two amazing Piano Quintets by Robert Schumann (1842) and Juliusz Zarebski (1885). "Quarto" Music Players: Ivan Penchev (violin), Svetlana Stancheva (violin), Tatyana Todorova (viola), Stoyan Bozhkov (cello) and Darina Vassieva (piano).

Wednesday, January 13

16 February; Concert "Three in One"

The Musicians:
  • Ivan Penchev (Quarto Quartet) - violin,
  • Dimitar Tenchev (Sofia Soloists) - cello,
  • prof.Dimo Dimov (NM Academy) - piano

The Program:
  • Haydn - Piano Trio in G Major "Gypsy"
  • Schumann - Piano Trio No.3 in G, Op.110
  • Brahms - Piano Trio No.2 in C, Op.87

The Tickets:
  • Tickets sales at Box Office in Bulgaria Hall, phone (+ 359) 898 709 959 and E-mail for reservations:

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