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‘Tightly Wound – Music for Strings’, the brandnew double CD by Dorothy Hindman wins Gold Medal in Global Music Awards

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Congratulations to Dorothy Hindman for winning the Gold Medal in Global Music Awards for her brandnew double CD ‘Tightly Wound': Music for Strings’ in category Composer – Album – United States. The CGK is very grateful, that our recording of TAUT has been chosen as the opening track of CD 2.

Tightly Wound wins Gold Medal in Global Music Awards

Global Music Awards

CGK-contribution on new double CD ‘Tightly Wound’ by composer Dorothy Hindman

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We are happy to announce the release of US-composer Dorothy Hindman’s brand-new double CD ‘Tightly Wound’ – The CGK’s recording of TAUT appears as the oping track on CD 2.

‘Fueled by a unique blend of punk, postmodern, and spectral techniques, Dorothy Hindman’s music sings and screams, breathes and howls, leaving a lasting impression like none other. Her second solo release, Tightly Wound, a double album showcasing her music for strings, stakes a solid claim for her position as one of the more fearless voices in chamber music today. Hindman’s works have a raw power — such as Heroic Measures, Taut and Needlepoint, three perspectives on the ravages of cancer, or Setting Century, an elegy on how losing a parent clarifies our own mortality. Other pieces are lighter in substance but no less personal: Time Management on the impossibility of balancing marriage, children and career, Monumenti and centro on the challenges of life, language, and customs in a different country, and Sound|Water on climate change and sea level rise in her native Miami.

Over a two-decade span of works, Hindman’s driving rhythms, meticulous development, and sparkling timbral imagination show her commitment to connecting music and life to a thrilling degree. Enter with caution.

Tightly Wound features a string of stellar performers, including cellist Craig Hultgren, guitarist Paul Bowman, double bassist Robert Black, PULSE, Corona Guitar Kvartet, Amernet String Quartet, Duo 46, and many more.’

https://www.innova.mu/albums/dorothy-hindman/tightly-wound

Dorothy Hindman

 

Corona Guitar Kvartet – Tour of Denmark 2017/18

In 2017-18, Corona Guitar Kvartet will be making a tour of Denmark. There will be eight concerts in all, with brand new material. We will be playing thirteen works (eleven by Danes, two by foreigners); twelve of them will be world premieres. We will also be playing an old favourite, John Frandsen’s Three Dances from 1994, which first appeared on our second album, Northpoints (03); this piece has attained classic status and we very much look forward to playing it again.

The composers are: Peter Bruun, Bo Gunge, Bo Andersen, Lars Klit, Svend Aaquist, Karl Petersen, Michael Bønsdorf, Roland Haraldsson, John Frandsen, Eirik Moland, Niels Mølgård, Alexander Wagendristel (Austria) and Michael Schelle (USA).

We consider all of these to be very exciting composers with widely different approaches. Some are experienced composers – heavyweights in Danish music – others are up-and-coming, often with an impressive list of credits as performing musicians.

Our tour goes to:

Aalborg / Nørresundby – NUT
Hjørring – New Music
Allerød – Engholm Church
Farum – Stavnsholt Church
Hårlev (Køge) – Himlingøje Church
Ribe Sct. Catharinæ Church
Helsingør – Sct. Olai Church
Høng – Finderup Church.

We are committed to presenting the music to a young audience. We will be arranging pre-concert talks where one or more of the composers will talk about some of the pieces we will be presenting.

The tour is supported by: The Augustinus Fund, Knud Højgaards Fund, The Danish Composer’s Association, The Danish Arts Foundation, and Solistforeningen af 1921.

https://www.facebook.com/coronaguitarkvartet

 

Die Gitarre im 21. Jahrhundert – Radioshow on ByteFM , September 1, 2015

Frank Witzel’s radioshow ‘Me Myself and Why’ on ByteFM and via ZEIT ONLINE presents music recorded by the Corona Guitar Kvartet, Noël Akchoté, and Fred Frith
https://byte.fm/sendungen/me-myself-why/
http://www.zeit.de/kultur/musik/index

Die Gitarre im 21. Jahrhundert
Noel Akchoté und Fred Frith sind nur zwei Namen, die stellvertretend für eine Tendenz stehen, von der improvisierten Musik zur Komposition und Neu-Interpretation klassischer Werke zu wechseln. Me Myself and Why stellt neue Tendenzen in der Gitarrenmusik vor, die sich immer weiter von gängigen Genre Einteilungen emanzipiert und längst ein eigenes Terrain bespielt.
Mit dem Corona Guitar Kvartet, Noel Akchoté und Fred Frith.

http://www.frankwitzel.de/
http://www.coronaguitarkvartet.dk/
http://www.noelakchote.org/
http://www.fredfrith.com/
https://byte.fm/ – Webradio für gute Musik
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/ByteFM
http://www.zeit.de/online/2008/36/ankuendigung-byte-fm
coronaguitarkvartet #radio

Taut – Klassik Heute, by Dr. Michael B. Weiß [16.07.2015]

http://www.klassik-heute.de/4daction/www_medien_einzeln?id=21482
Dass zwei mal zwei vier ergeben, nicht etwa die Addition von vier einzelnen Instrumentalisten, ist die Strukturidee des dänischen Corona Guitar Kvartet: „Two duos make a quartet“. Zwei feste Gitarrenduos, das von Per Dybro Sorensen/Michael Norman Sorensen sowie das von Kristian Gantriis/Volkmar Zimmermann, treten zusammen und stellen für die so zustandekommende Quartett-Besetzung gleichsam eine Art von vorgängiger Ordnung bereit: Nicht vier Solisten müssen sich hier koordinieren, sondern zwei bereits auf einander eingespielte Formationen.
Zu seinem 20. Geburtstag in diesem Jahr legt das Corona Guitar Kvartet eine zwar kurze, doch reichhaltig geratene Kompilation von fünf Werken vor, die zwischen 2006 und 2014 in Kopenhagen aufgenommen wurden. Vier von diesen Stücken gereifter bzw. reifer Komponisten und einer Komponistin sind Auftragskompositionen des Ensembles. Nur Edward Greens Quartett von 1975 fällt heraus, ein Jugendwerk, nicht zufällig deshalb wohl auch das kompositorisch konventionellste in seiner tonalen Anlage, der etwas schulmeisterlichen Imitationstechnik, aber auch einer seltenen Grazie. Im 2. Satz „Fantasia“ etwa sorgt ein Gewebe aus freien Ostinati und rezitativischen Passagen für Wohlklang. Auch, wenn dieses Stück vielleicht das Zeug zu einem Klassiker hat, könnte eine Revision sich noch lohnen: Gerade, als der letzte Satz „Rondo“ im Nichts zu verschwinden scheint, setzt die Musik noch einmal ein – eine Minderung des Effekts, die sich leicht beheben ließe. Deutlich wird diese auch, weil das Corona Kvartet ein solch atemberaubendes, gut koordiniertes Decrescendo hinbekommt.
Der Haltung nach am ehesten mit Green verwandt ist Fred Friths Alftanes von 2005, in seiner durch einen Islands-Aufenthalt angeregten Naturseligkeit auch das freundlichste Stück dieser Kompilation. Frith verwendet ein sehr reduziertes, mitunter auch populäres Material und überzeugt durch einen sehr schön verklingenden, ätherischen Schluß. Obwohl auch minimalistisch angehaucht, ist Alftanes durch seine rhythmischen Überlagerungen doch vielfältiger als Taut von Dorothy Hindman (2003), welches dem Album den Titel gibt. Hindmans Beitrag ist hier der am einfachsten gestrickte; zwar bildet das Stück verschiedene Abschnitte aus, doch das Material ist allzu leicht zu erfassen, durchzuhören und wird kaum einmal interessanten Variationen oder Neukombinationen unterzogen. Auch stellt sich in den wohligen Repetitionen und Klanglichkeiten der wohl intendierte Affekt der Angespanntheit, Zugeknöpftheit („taut“) gerade nicht ein.
Eben dies glückt Charles Norman Mason in seinem Stück Filibuster von 2003. Ein Filibuster ist eine im US-Senat erlaubte, wenn auch seltene Strategie, durch oftmals stundenlanges Dauerreden Beschlüsse zu verhindern. Glücklicherweise entwirft Mason in seiner sehr knappen, aber vielgliedrigen Studie ein außerordentlich breites Spektrum von Ereignissen mit schnellen Läufen, hart angerissenen Tutti, Tonwiederholungen, die in klangliche Phänomene überblenden, auch sehr leisen, schnellen Passagen, die das Corona Kvartet mit beeindruckender Flexibilität bewältigt. Ermüdung stellt sich somit nicht ein.
Die Krone aber der hier vom Corona Kvartet versammelten neueren Arbeiten gewissermaßen gebührt Cori Battenti des Römers Franco Sbacco von 2007. Sbacco läßt eines der Duette die Gitarren um einen Viertelton nach unten stimmen und reflektiert somit sehr geschickt die eingangs erwähnte Strukturidee des Ensembles selbst. Durch die vierteltönige Totalität kann Cori Battenti die klanglich reizvollste Atmosphäre evozieren, zumal die Verstimmung in der vom Komponisten geleisteten Organisiertheit nie falsch wirkt, sondern vielmehr bunt, und die ganze Komposition durch die dazukommenden kultischen Klopfgeräusche eine geradezu arkane Aura erhält. Allein dieses Stück lohnt schon die Anschaffung dieser wertvollen Kompilation.

Taut – Albany 1540 – Fanfare Magazine July/Aug 2015, by Maria Nockin

TAUT • Corona Gtr Qrt • ALBANY 1540 (47:41)
MASON Filibuster. GREEN Quartet for Guitars. HINDMAN Taut. SBACCO Cori Ballenti. FRITH Álftanes
In 1995, Volkmar Zimmermann and Per Dybro Sørensen founded the Corona Guitar Kvartet. Mikkel Andersen became a member in 2000, and a year later Kristian Gantriis joined the group. Having played together for many years, these artists respond as a single unit. Their touring and recording has enabled them to assume an important role in the development of the guitar quartet repertoire. On their recording entitled Taut, Charles Norman Mason’s Filibuster opens with bold rhythms that suggest warring political factions and opposing orations. The music gets softer, possibly because the orators are girding themselves with the new arguments they spout in Mason’s furious finale. It’s definitely a tour de force for the fine players of the Kvartet.
Edward Green, a professor at the Manhattan School of Music, wrote his three-movement quartet more than 30 years ago but surprisingly this is its first recording. He speaks of his desire to unite unlike qualities, in this case energy and thoughtfulness. For the first movement, he writes a robust allegro that starts and stops as it lurches toward its finale. Members of the Kvartet dialogue back and forth comfortably as they play this difficult music. The second movement, Fantasia, has a memorable melody with a rhythm that sounds like gentle raindrops falling on the glassy surface of a still brook. The rainfall becomes heavier before slowing to a stop. For the final Rondo, a wind whisks away the clouds and a warm sun warms lightens the surface of the brook.
Composer Dorothy Hindman says the inspiration for her piece Taut is the tightness of the guitar strings as well as the personal tensions felt by players in very tight ensemble situations. She speaks of their heightened emotional states and their ability to draw listeners into their musical milieu. To do this she presents four motives at the beginning of the piece and develops them by various means. It makes for a dramatic, highly strung piece.
Since 1983, composer Franco Sbacco has held the chair of harmony and analysis at Rome’s Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music. He is known for the use of electronics, but he did not use any in Cori Battenti (Beating Hearts). He did, however, ask two of the Kvartet’s guitars to tune down a quarter tone. That tuning produces blocks of solid tone when all four play together. When they play separately, the music has a bell-like timbre. Sbacco never lets listeners forget that live artists with constantly beating hearts are giving a most ardent and technically expert performance of his music.
English rock guitarist Fred Frith, a founding member of Henry Cow, is the oldest composer represented on the disc. Having composed for electric guitars for a long time, Frith was not used to the narrow parameters of the acoustic instrument. Only after a stay at Álftanes, in Iceland, did he relate the less flamboyant possibilities of the acoustic guitar to music inspired by nature. He opens with music that sounds like tumbling waters that come from snowmelt. The birds pluck food from sea and land to feed their young. Frith brings us the rhythms of wind and water as he describes the profusion of wildlife that inhabits Iceland. Since all the works here are being presented for the first time, there are no comparisons. The sound is clear and the instruments are well presented on this most enjoyable recording. Maria Nockin
This article originally appeared in Issue 38:6 (July/Aug 2015) of Fanfare Magazine.

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Upcoming Shows

03/14/2018 Corona Guitar Kvartet Hårlev (Køge), DK Himlingøje Kirke Himlingøje Kirke
03/24/2018 Corona Guitar Kvartet Ribe, DK Sct. Catharinæ Church Sct. Catharinæ Church

Past Shows

11/05/2017 Volkmar Zimmermann Wiesbaden, Hessen ( GER ) Hessian State Museum for Art and Nature Hessian State Museum for Art and Nature
10/29/2017 Corona Guitar Kvartet, Gantriis-Zimmermann Guitar Duo, Duo Dybro&Norman Farum, DK Stavnsholt Church Stavnsholt Church
10/01/2017 Corona Guitar Kvartet Allerød, DK Engholm Church Engholm Church
09/30/2017 Corona Guitar Kvartet Hjørring, DK Sognegården v/Sankt Catharinæ Kirke Sognegården v/Sankt Catharinæ Kirke
05/27/2017 Gantriis-Zimmermann Guitar Duo Palanga, LT RAMYBĖS KULTŪROS CENTRAS RAMYBĖS KULTŪROS CENTRAS
05/25/2017 Gantriis-Zimmermann Guitar Duo Birstonas, LT Birstonas Kurhaus Birstonas Kurhaus
05/24/2017 Gantriis-Zimmermann Guitar Duo Vilnius, LT Organum Concert Hall Organum Concert Hall
06/19/2016 Gantriis-Zimmermann Guitar Duo Berlin, GER Christianskirken Christianskirken
06/18/2016 Gantriis-Zimmermann Guitar Duo Berlin, GER Alte Pfarrkirche Lichtenberg Alte Pfarrkirche Lichtenberg
06/17/2016 Gantriis-Zimmermann Guitar Duo Berlin, GER Kohlenkeller - Ein ganz privater Raum am Mexikoplatz Kohlenkeller - Ein ganz privater Raum am Mexikoplatz
06/09/2016 Skt.Olai Vocal Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra with Volkmar Zimmermann Helsingør, DK Helsingør Domkirke Helsingør Domkirke
05/04/2016 Hendriksholm Church Choir with Volkmar Zimmermann Frederiksberg, DK Godthåbskirken Godthåbskirken
04/17/2016 Gantriis-Zimmermann Guitar Duo Herning, DK Rind Kirke Rind Kirke
01/29/2016 Gantriis-Zimmermann Guitar Duo Copenhagen, DK IbenBooks Grand Opening IbenBooks Grand Opening
11/15/2015 Corona Guitar Kvartet Frederiksberg, DK Mariendal Church Mariendal Church
10/24/2015 Corona Guitar Kvartet Aalborg, DK Musikkens Hus Musikkens Hus
02/07/2014 Corona Guitar Kvartet Køge, DK Gammel Køge Gård Gammel Køge Gård
08/10/2013 Corona Guitar Kvartet Wiesbaden-Biebrich, GER Oranier-Gedächtnis-Kirche Oranier-Gedächtnis-Kirche
08/09/2013 Corona Guitar Kvartet Dausenau/Lahn, GER St.Kastor Church - Festival Gegen den Strom St.Kastor Church - Festival Gegen den Strom
02/03/2013 Corona Guitar Kvartet Brønshøj, DK Brønshøj Church Brønshøj Church
11/30/2012 Corona Guitar Kvartet Copenhagen, DK Koncertkirke Blaagårdsplads Koncertkirke Blaagårdsplads
11/25/2012 Corona Guitar Kvartet Helsingør, DK Helsingør Cathedral Helsingør Cathedral
10/07/2012 Corona Guitar Kvartet Horsens, DK Sønderbro Church Sønderbro Church
08/19/2012 Corona Guitar Kvartet Šiauliai, LT Ch.Frenkelis Villa Ch.Frenkelis Villa
08/18/2012 Corona Guitar Kvartet Taujenai (Ukmerges District) , LT Taujenai Manor Estate - St.Christopher Summer Festival Taujenai Manor Estate - St.Christopher Summer Festival
08/17/2012 Corona Guitar Kvartet Vilnius, LT St.Catherine Church - St.Christopher Summer Festival St.Catherine Church - St.Christopher Summer Festival
09/18/2011 Corona Guitar Kvartet Frederikssund, DK J.F.Willumsens Museum J.F.Willumsens Museum
08/04/2011 Corona Guitar Kvartet Fanø, DK 26. International Sønderho Guitarfestival 26. International Sønderho Guitarfestival
11/20/2010 Corona Guitar Kvartet Aalborg, DK Aalborg International Guitar Festival Aalborg International Guitar Festival
10/29/2010 Corona Guitar Kvartet Nyborg, DK Nyborg Strand Hotel Nyborg Strand Hotel
10/01/2010 Corona Guitar Kvartet Rødovre, DK Hendriksholm Church Hendriksholm Church
04/09/2010 CGK with Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra Vilnius, LT Vilnius Congress Hall Vilnius Congress Hall
02/28/2010 Corona Guitar Kvartet Frederiksberg, DK Mariendal Church Mariendal Church
10/14/2009 Corona Guitar Kvartet Løgumkloster, DK Løgumkloster Refugium Løgumkloster Refugium
09/24/2009 Corona Guitar Kvartet Hadsund, DK Hadsund Church Hadsund Church
04/30/2009 Corona Guitar Kvartet Roskilde, DK Sct. Jørgensbjerg Church Sct. Jørgensbjerg Church
01/25/2009 Corona Guitar Kvartet Copenhagen, DK Brønshøj Church Brønshøj Church
11/20/2008 Corona Guitar Kvartet Copenhagen, DK Literaturhaus - Ultraschall Festival Literaturhaus - Ultraschall Festival
09/03/2008 Corona Guitar Kvartet Holte, DK Gl. Holtegaard Gl. Holtegaard
06/25/2008 Corona Guitar Kvartet Gørlev, DK Gørlev Church Gørlev Church
03/22/2008 Corona Guitar Kvartet St.Petersburg, RUS
03/21/2008 Corona Guitar Kvartet St.Petersburg, RUS Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
03/20/2008 CGK with Hermitage Orchestra of St.Petersburg St.Petersburg, RUS Hermitage Theatre Hermitage Theatre
11/16/2007 CGK with Duo Al Sur (Alicia Petronilli and Pepe Ferrer) and Søren Elbæk Maribo, DK Maribo Musikforening Maribo Musikforening
11/07/2007 Corona Guitar Kvartet Frederikshavn, DK Elling Church Elling Church
10/25/2007 Corona Guitar Kvartet Køge, DK Køge Music School Køge Music School
10/11/2007 Corona Guitar Kvartet Rome, IT 28th Festival di Musica Contemporanea “Nuovi Spazi Musicali” 28th Festival di Musica Contemporanea “Nuovi Spazi Musicali”
06/08/2007 Corona Guitar Kvartet Toronto, On, CAN Danish Lutheran Church Danish Lutheran Church
06/07/2007 Corona Guitar Kvartet King City, On, CAN King Township Museum King Township Museum
06/06/2007 Corona Guitar Kvartet Toronto, On, CAN Eglinton St. George’s United Church Eglinton St. George’s United Church
06/05/2007 Corona Guitar Kvartet Montreal, Qc, CAN St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church
06/03/2007 Corona Guitar Kvartet Toronto, On, CAN Edward Day Gallery Edward Day Gallery
06/01/2007 Corona Guitar Kvartet Rouyn-Noranda, Qc, CAN FESTIVAL DES GUITARES DU MONDE FESTIVAL DES GUITARES DU MONDE
04/26/2007 Corona Guitar Kvartet Copenhagen, DK Marmor Church Marmor Church
03/31/2007 Corona Guitar Kvartet Copenhagen, DK Rundetaarn Rundetaarn
03/24/2007 Corona Guitar Kvartet Copenhagen, DK Bavnehøj Kirke Bavnehøj Kirke
11/19/2006 Corona Guitar Kvartet Præstø, DK Præstø Church Præstø Church
09/03/2006 Corona Guitar Kvartet Copenhagen, DK Literaturhaus - CGK 10 years Jubilee Concert Literaturhaus - CGK 10 years Jubilee Concert
06/10/2006 Corona Guitar Kvartet Copenhagen, DK Utterslev Mose - Open Air Utterslev Mose - Open Air
04/09/2006 Corona Guitar Kvartet Quebec City, Qu, CAN Quebec City's Grand Theatre Quebec City's Grand Theatre
04/08/2006 Corona Guitar Kvartet St-Denis sur le Richelieu, Qc, CAN La P´tite Scène La P´tite Scène
04/07/2006 Corona Guitar Kvartet Lakefield (Gore), Qu, CAN Holy Trinity Anglican Church Holy Trinity Anglican Church
04/06/2006 Corona Guitar Kvartet Toronto, On, CAN Edward Day Gallery Edward Day Gallery
04/04/2006 Corona Guitar Kvartet Montreal, Qc, CAN St.Ansgar's Lutheran Church St.Ansgar's Lutheran Church
04/02/2006 Corona Guitar Kvartet Montreal, Qu, CAN Le Nuits de la Guitare Festival - Masterclass Le Nuits de la Guitare Festival - Masterclass
04/01/2006 Corona Guitar Kvartet Montreal, Qu, CAN Le Nuits de la Guitare Festival - Radio-Canada Espace Musique Le Nuits de la Guitare Festival - Radio-Canada Espace Musique
03/05/2006 Corona Guitar Kvartet Birkerød, DK Ny musik i Birkerød Ny musik i Birkerød
02/19/2006 Corona Guitar Kvartet Næstved, DK Kompagnihuset - Næstved og omegn musikforening Kompagnihuset - Næstved og omegn musikforening
11/05/2005 CGK and Duo Lapoli Vilnius, LT Lithuanian Academy for Music and Theatre - CD presentation Lithuanian Academy for Music and Theatre - CD presentation
09/29/2005 Corona Guitar Kvartet St.Heddinge, DK St.Heddinge Church St.Heddinge Church
09/25/2005 Corona Guitar Kvartet Frederiksberg, DK Bartof Galleri Bartof Galleri
09/23/2005 Corona Guitar Kvartet Jüchen, GER Schloss Dyck Schloss Dyck
09/18/2005 Corona Guitar Kvartet Copenhagen, DK Danish Film Institute Danish Film Institute
09/18/2005 Corona Guitar Kvartet Stenløse, DK Slagslunde Church Slagslunde Church
04/17/2005 Corona Guitar Kvartet Rødovre, DK Grøndalslund Church Grøndalslund Church
03/18/2005 Corona Guitar Kvartet Frederiksberg, DK Frederiksberg Church Frederiksberg Church
11/05/2004 Corona Guitar Kvartet Copenhagen, DK Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitet Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitet
10/17/2004 Corona Guitar Kvartet Corrales, New Mexico, USA Historic Old San Isidro Church Historic Old San Isidro Church
10/15/2004 Corona Guitar Kvartet Green Valley, Arizona, USA Green Valley Presb. Church Green Valley Presb. Church
10/13/2004 Corona Guitar Kvartet Birmingham, Alabama, USA Birmingham Southern College - Hugh and Barbara Thomas Master Class Series Birmingham Southern College - Hugh and Barbara Thomas Master Class Series
10/12/2004 Corona Guitar Kvartet Birmingham, Alabama, USA Birmingham Southern College Birmingham Southern College
10/10/2004 Corona Guitar Kvartet New Jersey, New Jersey, USA St.Paul's Episcopal Church of Bergen St.Paul's Episcopal Church of Bergen
10/09/2004 Corona Guitar Kvartet New York City, New York, USA Scandinavia House Scandinavia House
10/07/2004 Corona Guitar Kvartet Montreal, Qu, CAN Innovations en Concert Innovations en Concert
10/06/2004 Corona Guitar Kvartet Ottawa, On, CAN Ottawa University Concert Hall Ottawa University Concert Hall
10/05/2004 Corona Guitar Kvartet Toronto, On, CAN New Music Gallery New Music Gallery
10/02/2004 Corona Guitar Kvartet Buffalo, New York, USA Canisius College of Music Canisius College of Music
10/01/2004 Corona Guitar Kvartet Jamestown, New York, USA St.Luke's Episcopal Church St.Luke's Episcopal Church
08/22/2004 Corona Guitar Kvartet Suså, DK Suså Festival Suså Festival
07/21/2004 Corona Guitar Kvartet Femø, Maribo, DK Femø Klassisk Femø Klassisk
05/23/2004 Corona Guitar Kvartet Frederiksberg, DK Solbjerg Church Solbjerg Church
Introduction

Since its foundation in 1995,  Corona Guitar Kvartet has played an important role on the international music scene. With several CD releases of music mainly created for guitar quartet, they have been leaders in the worldwide development of the guitar quartet repertoire. Corona Guitar Kvartet has toured Europe and North America and has worked with diverse groups – from symphony orchestras to tango musicians – and with composers from many countries. Their repertoire ranges from original compositions to arrangements of pieces from the Renaissance to the present time.

In Corona Guitar Kvartet recitals, the audience is given an experience which appeals to their eyes, their ears, and their hearts, all performed both with humor and with intense musicianship. These qualities have lead to international acclaim both for the CDs and for the Corona Guitar Kvartet’s recitals.

Two Duos Make a Quartet

As a natural development of being a modern ensemble, the Corona Guitar Kvartet consists of two independently working guitar duos, one comprising of Per Dybro Sørensen and Michael Norman Sørensen, another of Kristian Gantriis and Volkmar Zimmermann.

Volkmar Zimmermann
Co-founder / Since 1995
http://volkmarzimmermann.com

Also part of the Gantriis-Zimmermann duo
Per Dybro Sørensen
Co-founder / Since 1995
http://www.perdybro.dk

Also part of the Sørensen-Sørensen duo
Kristian Gantriis
Since 2001
http://www.gantriis.mono.net

Also part of the Gantriis-Zimmermann duo
Michael Norman Sørensen
Since 2015
http://www.michaelnorman.dk

Also part of Sørensen-Sørensen duo

We would also like to thank our previous members Tom Roy Nielsen, Ólavur Jakobsen, Martin Sangill and Mikkel Andersen for all their hard work and good times we’ve had.

Thanks always to Bo Isholm

For booking or any other information, feel free to get in touch!

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