Matosinhos String Quartet

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Photo: Susana Neves


The Matosinhos String Quartet was created as an initiative of the Matosinhos City Hall and has enjoyed a residency and concert season in Matosinhos since 2008. Currently in its sixth year, the quartet has established itself as a leading ensemble in Portugal, making appearances in most festivals and concert venues, and collaborating with leading Portuguese musicians.

The Matosinhos String Quartet is committed to championing the repertoire of Portuguese string quartet music and has performed and edited many lesser-known works as well as embracing new music by contemporary composers. In more than 100 concerts, the quartet has premiered works by Portuguese composers, including António Pinho Vargas’ Concerto for String Quartet, premiered at the Casa da Música with the Oporto National Orchestra.

The quartet studied at the Instituto Internacional de Musica de Camara de Madrid with Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) and has worked with members of leading string quartets, such as the Alban Berg, Lasalle, Emerson, Melos, Vermeer, Kopelman and Talich String Quartets. The Matosinhos String Quartet and its members individually have been awarded prizes at the most important national musical competitions.

Vitor Vieira violin, Juan Carlos Maggiorani violin, Jorge Alves viola, Marco Pereira violoncello

The Matosinhos String Quartet were nominated as ECHO Rising Stars by
by the Calouste Gulbenkin Foundation Lisbon & Casa da Música Porto

Performance dates

02.12.2014 – 8:30 pm
Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall

05.12.2014 – 1 pm
Barbican Centre London

08.12.2014 – 8 pm
Philharmonie Luxembourg

10.12.2014 – 7:30 pm
Musikverein Wien

17.01.2015 – 7:30 pm
Laeiszhalle Hamburg

21.01.2015 – 8:15 pm
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

08.03.2015 – 4 pm
Kölner Philharmonie

Konzerthaus Dortmund

21.03.2015 – 7 pm
Stockholms Konserthus

15.05.2015 – 9:30 pm
Calouste Gulbenkian Lisbon

17.05.2015 – 6 pm
Casa da Música Porto

18.05.2015 – 8:30 pm
Palau de la Música Catalana

21.05.2015 – 7:30 pm
Palace of Arts – Budapest

15.06.2015 – 7:30 pm
Town Hall & Symphony Hall Birmingham

17.06.2015 – 8 pm
Bozar Brussels

28.06.2015 – 11 am
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden