The RaRo-SoNoRo Ensemble brings together some of the world’s most gifted musicians, such as the award-winning violinist Mihaela Martin, who studied under Stefan Gheorghiu, a pupil of George Enescu, whose repertoire SoNoRo performs during the concert.
Works like Nocturne for piano quartet Ville d’Avrayen and Romanian Rhapsody No.1, which was inspired by traditional Romanian folk music, captivate audiences worldwide. The ensemble also presents compositions by Johannes Brahms and the legendary Gabriel Fauré, who helped George Enescu become the most celebrated composer of his time.
The RaRo-SoNoRo Ensemble is the ensemble-in-residence of the SoNoRo Festival. Since 2006, they have been contributing to a revival of Romanian chamber music. With concerts in Bucharest, Paris, Tokyo and other major cities, they now attract an unprecedented number of young listeners, and the festival has been called one of Eastern Europe’s most exciting. The ensemble consists of violists Mihaela Martin, Erik Schumann, Alissa Margulis and Tatiana Samouil, viola players Razvan Popovici and Vladimir Mendelssohn, who is also the artistic director of the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland, cellists Justus Grimm and Kyrill Zlotnikov and well-known pianist Diana Ketler.
Alexander Sitkovetsky, Mihaela Martin, Alissa Margulis, Tatiana Samouil: violin / Vladimir Mendelssohn, Razvan Popovici: viola / Justus Grimm, Kyrill Zlotnikov: cello / Diana Ketler: piano