Bogdan Sofei - violin
Ingrid Nicola - violin
Andreea Banciu - viola
Adrian Mantu - cello
Winners of 14 International Prizes
"Polished and professional group … full of exuberance and with a fine sense of ensemble … real sensitivity … exceptional performance"
The Strad/ Wigmore Hall
Formed in 1995 when students at the Music University in Bucharest, Romania, the ConTempo String Quartet have toured the world extensively and become one of the most celebrated young string quartets performing today.
They studied with the most celebrated string quartets of the world, such as Amadeus, Alban Berg , Tokyo, Emerson, Hagen and Quartetto Italiano.
It has performed world-wide in prestigious venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields, Berliner Philharmonie, Palazzo del Quirinale Rome, Carnegie Hall and the Opera House Tel-Aviv.
The ensemble has won numerous international prizes, taking first prize at competitions in Munich, Rome and London, and worked alongside artists of the highest calibre including Emma Johnson, Yuko Inoue, Hugh Tinney, Chen Zimbalista, Jérôme Pernoo, Peter Donohue and Martin Roscoe.
The Quartet has broadcast widely on RTÉ, BBC, TVR Romania, France Musique Radio, RAI Italy, ORF Austria and Sat3 Germany, and has made recordings including music for Steven Spielberg’s drama Band of Brothers; Universal with British clarinettist Emma Johnson; Quartz, music by Osvaldo Golijov; and Spiccato Junction featuring the Irish traditional musicians Máirtín O’Connor, Garry O’Briain and Cathal Hayden.