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“The performance of the SARASTRO QUARTET unfolded with an incredible intensity ... with ensemble playing to marvel at ... The thunderous applause lauded a highly convincing interpretation, with fine detail and contrasts held together beneath a unifying conceptual arch.” (Winterthur, Schubert-Fest, Landbote)

With the SARASTRO QUARTET’s reliable talent for programming, the Winterthur ensemble continually create completely new listening experiences for their audiences. An essential element in creating such experiences is the choice of concert venues that promote a close relationship between the performers and the audience. With this in mind the SARASTRO QUARTET initiated the Concert Series „ Swiss Chamber Music Castle Lenzburg“ in the Knight’s Hall of the Castle Lenzburg. Here the quartet performs works primarily by swiss composers, including many world premiers, from musicians such as Eric Gaudibert, Roland Moser and Fabian Müller.

The SARASTRO QUARTET has developed a special affinity with some less well-known composers of the 19th and 20th Centuries. On a tour to Argentina in 2007, the ensemble performed the unjustly forgotten string quartets by the Argentinian composer Constantino Gaito. The concerts and the „world premier recording“ of the works were enthusiastically received by audiences and critics alike.
Already the CD recordings by Pan Classics testify to the high quality of the SARASTRO QUARTET. The first recordings of works by Felix Weingartner, a composer long active in Basel, have also been highly regarded by critics.
„The SARASTRO QUARTET commands an eminent sound concept, assured sense of structure and the ability to bring the musical language of Weingartner convincingly to the audience at every moment throughout the performance.“ (Klassik heute)