Dublin Guitar Quartet
With the help of eight and eleven-string guitars, the Dublin Guitar Quartet has created an original catalogue of arrangements by composers such Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Arvo Part and Gyorgy Ligeti.
Described as a “quartet with a difference” by the Irish Times, Dublin Guitar Quartet is the first classical guitar quartet entirely devoted to new music. Since its formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, the DGQ has worked to expand the limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting contemporary works from outside of the guitar repertoire. With the help of eight and eleven-string guitars, the quartet will present an evening of works by Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner, Rachel Grimes, Marc Mellits, Wojciech Kilar and Arvo Pärt.
Dublin Guitar Quartet’s international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.
BRYCE DESSNER: Aheym
WOJCIECH KILAR: Orawa
PHILIP GLASS: Piano Etudes No. 2, 9,16 & 20
RACHEL GRIMES: Book of Leaves
MARC MELLITS: Titan (selected movements)
ARVO PÄRT: Summa
PHILIP GLASS: String Quartet No.3 Mishima