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World premiere of Thomas Simaku's String Quartet No 4 at HCMF

Posted on 22 November 2011

The String Quartet, written for and dedicated to Quatuor Diotima, will receive its world premiere at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival on 26 November 2011.

Dr Thomas Simaku

As the composer writes in his programme note, “the piece consists of four movements and two virtuoso interludes strategically ‘positioned’ on either side of the slow third movement. A network of interconnections is established throughout the work and each movement ends in silence, whose role is not only to bring their respective ‘chapters’ to a close, but at the same time to create a necessary breathing space – there is no break (!), as such, between movements – they are linked by silence"

Thomas Simaku’ s music will also be featured at the 32 Encontre Internacional de Compositors 2011, in Spain. His music will be featured in six concerts between 17 November and 2 December 2011, including Soliloquy IV for Bass Clarinet performed by David Romero at Fundació ACA, Plenilunio by the Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears at the Conservatory Superior in Palma, whilst Lluïsa Espigolé will give the world premiere of Hommage à Kurtag for piano at the Conservatory of Music in Barcelona.