The Dalia String Quartet play Eduard Toldra, Roberto Gerhard and Jesús Torres

The Dalia String Quartet play Eduard Toldra, Roberto Gerhard and Jesús Torres

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 13:10

The Dalia Quartet brings together four established musicians, each with diverse backgrounds as soloists, orchestral and chamber musicians. The Dalia Quartet was born out of their desire to explore the string quartet repertoire in depth, and to share its extraordinary complexity and intimacy with audiences.

Its members have thriving careers in the orchestral world as members of Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Camerata Bern, Orquestra da Camera and the Dortmunder Philarmoniker.

After their initial concerts in Barcelona and Cervera in 2014, the Dalia Quartet was invited to perform along side Matthias Goerne in the chamber version of Das Lied von der Erde. Recent highlights have included a residency at the Teatre de Sarrià, performances for the Audicions Intimes Series, and repeat appearances in Cervera, Barcelona and at the Schubertíada de Vilabertran in 2016.

Since 2011 Laura Ruiz Ferreres is Professor of Clarinet at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst de Frankfurt am Main. Previously she was First Solo Clarinetist of the Komische Oper in Berlin conducted by Kirill Petrenko and from 2007 to 2010 she was Guest Professor at the UdK - Universität der Künste Berlin, where she also conducted her own class.

She is one of the most brilliant clarinetists of her generation and furthermore she is one of the very few who dominates both - the French and the German - clarinet systems. She has been awarded in many international competitions and she appears very often as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra musician.

She was born in Amposta (Tarragona) and began her musical studies with her father, studying late on in Barcelona, London, Basel and Berlin with Joan Enric Lluna, Anthony Pay, François Benda and Karl-Heinz Steffens. She also attended courses in historic clarinet at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with Eric Hoeprich.

She has won several prizes in different European Competitions such as London Symphony Shell Woodwind Competition and Tumbridge Wells International Young Artists Competition (United Kingdom), International Clarinet Competition Marco Fiorindo (Italy), First Prize at Concours d’Execution Musical de Riddes (Switzerland) , First Prize at Primer Palau 2003 and the only one awarded at the Concurso Internacional de Clarinete Ciudad de Dos Hermanas in 2004 (Spain).

Her soloistic activity registers solo performances with several orchestras as Sinfonietta de Genève, Komische Oper Berlin, Brandenburger Symphoniker, Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Heidelberg, Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, Orquestra de Cambra de Granollers, Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi and Collegium Musicum Achaffenburg, and also has recorded for the Suisse Romande Radio 2, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Catalunya Musica, Radio Nacional de España and SWR Rundfunk.

After playing with the best european youth orchestras she was academist at the Staatskapelle Berlin and later on she was invited to join the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin. Nowadays Laura Ruiz Ferreres collaborates regularly, as solo clarinetist, with the Staatskapelle Dresden, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin, Hamburger Philharmoniker, Orquestra de Cadaqués, Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Gürzenich Orchester Köln and Mahler Chamber Orchester. She has played with renowned conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Colin Davis, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernhard Haitink, Sir Neville Marriner, Kent Nagano, Cristoph Eschenbach, Paavo Järvi, Daniele Gatti and Pierre Boulez.

Vistas al Mar (Evocaciones poéticas)
Eduardo Toldrà (1895-1962)
String Quartet No 2
Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970)
Clarinet Quintet
Jesús Torres (1965-)


St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London W1J 9LL
United Kingdom
51° 30' 31.59" N, 0° 8' 12.4296" W
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