The Quartet : Mark Derudder • Viktor Stenhjem • Pau Codina Masferrer • Miguel Àngel Rodriguez
Formed in 2009 and recently 2nd prize winners at the 2013 Trondheim International Chamber Music competition for string quartets, the Idomeneo Quartet are regarded as one of the most exciting young quartets on the music scene. The Idomeneos studied under the tutelage of the Vogler Quartet in Stuttgart, Rainer Schmidt in Basel and Alasdair Tait in London where they held the Chamber Music Fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
The Idomeneo Quartet have already held recitals in numerous concert venues all over Europe ( Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Austria, and Belgium) and extensively the UK. This included concerts in the Barbican and Festival Halls in London.
At the 54th Jeunesse Musicale course in Weikersheim , Germany (with Heime Muller and the Vogler Quartet) they were awarded the prize of “the most convincing newcomer ensemble” by the Friends of the Jeunesse Musicale in Germany; their final concert was broadcast live on German radio to critical acclaim. The Quartet also won the Tunnell Trust Award and were selected as young artists for the Park Lane Group.
The Idomeneo Quartet have been privileged to receive masterclasses from, amongst others, Bernard Greenhouse, Gary Hoffmann, the Belcea Quartet and Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet).
The Idomeneo Quartet performed at festivals such as the King’s Lynn Festival, Sainte-Mère Festival in France, White Crow Music Festival in the Netherlands, Heidelberger Frühlung Internationales Festival in Germany. Other concerts included concert tours of Brazil and Scotland and concert debuts at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Purcell Room and the Wigmore Hall.