From Spain and Prussia
with Love

Glasperlenspiel Festival 2024

07/07/2024 22:00

Tartu Jaani kirik

From Setoland
May 9, 2024
Estonian Soiland Estonian Heart
May 9, 2024

Festival Glasperlenspiel
Sat, July 7th at 10 pm St. John’s church (Jaani kirik), Tartu
String quartet Quatuor Akilone (France)
Boccherini, Mozart, Haydn, Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga

Attracting with its elegant playing and lively spirit, the Quatuor Akilone quartet’s concert is a fascinating musical journey that highlights interesting geographical connections and influences in the music of Western European classical composers. Born in Italy, Luigi Boccherini lived in both Vienna and Madrid; Mozart composed his String Quartet No. 22 after a visit to the court of Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm II (hence the nickname “Prussian”), and a Spanish Basque short-lived composer Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga was once known as “the Spanish Mozart”. Quatuor Akilone is reputed for the deep and poetic vision of the works they tackle, and their repertoire is truly vast. Established in 2011 in Paris, the quartet has won several prestigious awards and has performed at the Wigmore Hall, the Salle Cortot and other famous concert halls. Quatuor Akilone has also collaborated with musicians such as Vladimir Mendelssohn, Tabea Zimmermann, Avri Levitan, David Walter and others.

Peeter Vähi – artistic director
Tiina Jokinen – executive director
Kadri Kiis – producer, accountant
Meeta Morozov – musicologist, editor of festival booklet
AI – design
Olavi Sööt – co-producer, video, logistics
Reno Hekkonens – marketing director, PR
Johannes Vähi – co-producer, webmaster, sound engineering, logistics
Marje Hansar – social media

Special thanks: Tartu City Government, Urmas Klaas, Triin Käpp, Jana Raud, Ministry of Culture of Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Canon and Overall, Toyota, St John’s church, Kaupo Kiis, Kristel Leppik, Anne-Liise Kiis, volunteers


               Eesti Kultuurkapital