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Kirill Gerstein & the Hagen Quartet

28 May 2022, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Four by four + 1 2022

Kirill Gerstein & the Hagen Quartet Presented by Liszt Academy

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44
Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887

Kirill Gerstein (piano)
Hagen Quartet: Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt (violin), Veronika Hagen (viola), Clemens Hagen (cello)

Hagen Quartet based in Salzburg are a genuine family enterprise: the chamber music ensemble were established in 1981 by four siblings, Lukas, Angelika, Veronika and Clemens, with Rainer Schmidt filling the role of second violinist from 1987. The quartet became known primarily for their translucent sound and their immersive interpretations of works by the classical masters, so it is particularly interesting to see that this time they are bringing something they are less used to performing, an out-and-out Romantic programme, to the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy. In the first part of the programme they reinterpret a composition by Robert Schumann from 1842, one of the most commonly played piano quintets, with the assistance of Russian–American pianist Kirill Gerstein, teacher at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. The second half of the concert features Schubert’s String Quartet No. 15.



Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 900, 4 200, 5 500, 6 700, 7 900

Concert series:

Four by Four +1 2022

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