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Re-cognize me 3.0

27.05.2024

A new production by the the Cologne Guitar Quartet. Re-cognize me is a series of transmedia installations by composer Pablo Garretón that problematise the issue of digital identity and data collection. The series focuses on facial recognition technology. Peformances during SoundLinks Festival on 6th & 7th of July.

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Upcoming concerts in June

24.05.2024

Two concerts coming up in Vaals and another in Wuppertal during June. Info and Tickets available on our website.

Jun

08

Vaals, Netherlands

Fusion Project

De Kopermolen Vaals
Von Clermontplein 11
6291 AT Vaals

Jun

15

Cologne, Germany

Routes

CityKirche Elberfeld
Kirchplatz 2
42103 Wuppertal

Jul

06

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07

Cologne, Germany

Re-cognize me 3.0

Interdisciplinary performance 

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L A T E S T   V I D E O   R E L E A S E S

Quartet and different types of guitars

A B O U T

The Cologne Guitar Quartet is an international ensemble based in Germany. Its members have four different nationalities: Tobias Juchem-Germany, Henrique Almeida-Portugal, Ptolemaios Armaos-Greece and Tal Botvinik-Israel. Since its founding in 2014, the Cologne Guitar Quartet has evolved in various musical directions that reflect its artistic interests and goals. Their programs are shaped by influences from the local music scene as well as the home countries, traditions and cultural backgrounds of the ensemble members. The repertoire ranges from classical and world music to contemporary, experimental and electronic music. The ensemble have premiered new compositions by prominent composers such as Feliu Gasull, Sergej Maingardt, Yair Klartag, Jonah Haven, Dariya Maminova, Vincent Michalke, Francisco Goldschmidt, Ptolemaios Armaos, Henrique Almeida, Tom Belkind, Alexander Held and Lucia Kilger. Recognized for their captivating and virtuosic performances, the quartet has been invited to perform in various festivals such as "speGTRa", (DE) "Zeitgenuss" (DE), "Les Musicales" (FR), "CEME" (ISR) "Felicja Blumental" (ISR), “Algarve music series” (PT) and “AchtBrücken” (DE). They have toured in various countries such as China, Germany, France, Israel, Portugal, Greece, Serbia etc. The quartet released two albums: "phasma", with contemporary music for classical guitar, and "Routes", ranging from classical to world music. The Cologne Guitar Quartet was awarded in various competitions, such as "Karlsruhe Competition for the Interpretation of Contemporary Music", "Wuppertal Chamber Music competition", "Brigitte Kempen" competition and acquired various scholarships and grants such as the "Live Music Now" scholarship from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation. The quartet is supported by the Ministry of Culture and science of the state of Nord Rhine-Westphalia. In 2022 the quartet founded a new international crossover chamber music festival in Cologne: the SoundLinks Festival. The festival included 8 different concerts by renowned local and international artists in various concert halls around the city during the festival's first edition.

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Ptolemaios Armaos (Greece)

 Tobias Juchem (Germany)

Henrique Almeida (Portugal)

Tal Botvinik (Israel)

R E L E A S E S

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Thanasis Papakostantinuo - Omihli
Arr. Ptolemaios Armaos 

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Henrique Almeida - The Silver Route
 

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"diGIT” project features new compositions commissioned by the ensemble for classical guitars, electric guitars and electronics and is a anchor point for expending and experimenting with the formation of a guitar quartet and additional instruments. The instrumentation, sound possibilities and new artistic collaborations are the foundations of this pioneer project. 

Fusion Project

In Fusion project the Cologne Guitar Quartet implements different musical styles with influences of home countries cultural traditions combined with electronic instruments, thus creating a unique crossover musical modular concert experience. The program includes original compositions and arrangements for various instruments combinations with classical guitar, cavaquinho, Portuguese guitar, electric guitar, e-bass, acoustic guitar, Greek Bouzouki and voice.

Soundlinks

The new Festival created by the Cologne Guitar Quartet is an Event for chamber music crossover, combining various musical genres with one another and representing cultural diversity.  The profile and the unifying elements of the festival is the guitar in different implementations, instrumentation and in new unusual ensemble formations.

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