Mivos Quartet @ HKUST

Mivos Quartet29 October 2013
Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall, 8pm

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About Mivos Quartet

The Mivos Quartet, an “accomplished, admirably broad-minded young string quartet” (The New York Times), is devoted to performing the works of contemporary composers, presenting new music to diverse audiences. Since the quartet’s beginnings in 2008 they have performed the works of emerging and established international composers who represent varied aesthetics of contemporary classical composition. Mivos is invested in commissioning and premiering new music for string quartet, particularly in a context of close collaboration with composers over extended time-periods.  In the upcoming 2013-14 season, Mivos will collaborate on new works with Sam Pluta (Lucerne Festival Commission), Dan Blake (Jerome Commission), Mark Barden (Wien Modern Festival Commission), Richard Carrick (Fromm Commission), Eric Wubbels (CMA commission), Patrick Higgins (ZS) and Kate Soper.  Mivos is also committed to working with guest artists, exploring multi-media projects involving live video and electronics, creating original compositions and arrangements for the quartet, and performing improvised music.  Mivos has appeared on concert series including Asphalt Festival (Düsseldorf, Germany), Concerti Aperitivo (Udine, Italy), HellHOT! New Music Festival (Hong Kong), Edgefest (Ann Arbor, MI), and Aldeburgh Music (UK), where Mivos was invited to work with the Arditti Quartet and Helmut Lachenmann. Mivos was one of five groups selected for the Young Ensembles Fellowship at the 2012 Darmstadt Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, where they were awarded a Fellowship Prize for Interpretation.  Mivos returned to Aldeburgh Music in January 2013 for a two-week residency, where they performed several concerts and recorded their upcoming solo album featuring music by Alex Mincek, Felipe Lara, David Franzson, and Wolfgang Rihm (Carrier Records, November 2013).  www.mivosquartet.com