“A quartet to closely follow” - Luís Gago (El País)
“Here is an ensemble with a personal sound and approach that merits every bit of attention and assistance” - Alfred Brendel
The Cosmos Quartet was established in 2014 from the friendship and mutual interests of four young Spanish musicians. Each of them has had an international trajectory as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician.
Despite the fact that it is a recently formed ensemble, the Cosmos Quartet has already gained an international career winning the First Prize at the 2018 Competition Irene Steels - Wilsing Foundation in Heidelberg, the Third Prize at the International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition 2019 in Weimar, the First Prize at the 13th Premi BBVA de Música de Cambra Montserrat Alavedra and the Third Prize at the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition, among others.
They have been members of the “European Chamber Music Academy” ECMA, working regularly with Hatto Beyerle and Johannes Meissl. They also pursued a master degree at the “Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien Hannover” with Prof. Oliver Wille. The quartet have also received most valuable advice from Alfred Brendel, Rainer Schmidt, Jonathan Brown, Patrik Jüdt, Alasdair Tait and David Watkin among others.
They have been invited to play at venues such as Heidelbergerg Streichquartettfest, String Quartet Biennal organized by L’Auditori in Barcelona, "Liceo de Cámara" Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the “Quincena Musical” in San Sebastián, Palau de la Música in Barcelona, Wigmore Hall in London, Gent Festival van Vlaanderen in Belgium, East Neuk Festival in Edinburgh, "Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao" and "Circulo de Bellas Artes" in Madrid.
They collaborate regularly with the CNDM, and the "Caixa Forum" concert series playing all around Spain. Their upcoming projects include their debut at the "Bozar" in Brussels and the "Konzerthaus" in Berlin, and from season 2021-2022 until 2024 they will be the Quartet in Residence at Palau the la música Catalana, with the complete works by J. Brahms, R. Schumann and A. Webern.
During 2020-21 they have been resident ensemble in “Ibercamera Girona” and they will be playing at the National concert hall in Madrid several times and their regular partners include cellists Lluis Claret, Arnau Tomàs and Fernando Arias, clarinet player Miquel Ramos and pianists Alexei Volodin and Juan Pérez Floristán.
In may 2019 the quartet published their first CD “Influences” with works by J.Haydn, J. Brahms and Raquel García Tomás
The quartet is based in Barcelona and plays four instruments builded specially for them from the catalan wellknown luthier David Bagué.