Those who keep a tradition alive are not those who conform, but rather, they are those who transform.
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Lluis Castán Cochs | violin
Miguel Jordà Saún | viola
The Quartet Gerhardis distinguished for a remarkable sensitivity for sound and for an inner respect for music as the highest link between human beings.
As a quartet, they have their main roots in Basel (Rainer Schmidt), Berlin (Eberhard Feltz), and Madrid (Günter Pichler). They have also worked with other great personalities such as György Kurtág, András Schiff and Ferenc Rados.
Prize winners of several national and international competitions, they take part in venues such as the Chamber Music Series at the Stadt-Casino Basel (Switzerland), the Bordeaux String Quartet Festival and Radio France Festival Montpellier (France), the Mozartfest Würzburg and Musikfest Heidelberger Frühling (Germany) [scholars 2018], the Musikamera series in La Fenice (Italy) the 'Palau de la Música' and Chamber Music Series L’Auditori (Barcelona) and the Muzenforum Concerten Bloemendaal (Holland) and Amsterdam’s String Quartet Biennale 2020. It is also remarkable their commitment to music of new creation, appearing in important venues such as the CNDM series in Madrid, Nuit de la Création in Aix-en-Provence and in the series of the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna.
Among other long term projects stands out the String Quartet Academy in Vic (Barcelona), founded by Gerard Claret and Cuarteto Casals. Within this academy they are once per year involved as teachers in the task of conveying the beauty of chamber music making.
Their performances have been broadcasted by Catalunya Radio and RNE (Spain), NDR and SWR (Germany) on a regular basis. Among their discography we can find the CD-Album ‘Portrait’, supported by the new label Seed Music (Spain, 2016), and a release with music by Kurtag, Schumann and Berg under the label Harmonia Mundi (2017) with very good reviews “Quartet Gerhard make a hugely impressive debut”(Andrew Clements, The Guardian).