The Florilegium Quartet
The Florilegium Quartet began its activity in 1995. Its concerts in Romania, Hungary and
Austria, its performances in national and international festivals (â18th Week of Contemporary Musicâ â Bucharest, 2008; âCluj Modernâ â 2007; âThe Days of the International Society for Promoting Contemporary Musicâ â Bucharest, 2006; âMusical Craiovaâ â 2006; âInternational Music Festivalâ â Piatra Neamt, 2005), and the recordings accomplished throughout these years were well received by the public and the critics.
Thus, speaking about the CD âQuattuor at Magistrum - Florilegium String Quartetâ edited by the disc
company EMEC â Madrid (containing music by Spanish contemporary composers), an article in Ritmo magazine stated: â ... exemplary interpretations ...â. In the magazine Cultural Romania (2006) an article praised âthe flexibility, the generosity, the attention to the gestures implied by the complex scores ... of a rigorous complexity ... which also characterizes the personalities of the musicians ... of Florilegium ...â. In the publication Monitorul de NeamĹŁ (2005) an article states that âthe members of the Florilegium Quartet demonstrated the qualities of high-class instrumentalists.â
In the present structure (Ioan Marius LÄcraru â 1st violin, MÄlina Dandara â 2nd violin, Maria
Ciurduc â viola, and Anca Vartolomei â cello) the Florilegium Quartet is focusing on performing and recording the program âPanoramic XX â XXIâ, which is featuring an overview of the valuable chamber music
compositions of the most recent decades (Especialy composers from Roumania: Aurel Stroe, Anatol Vieru, Tiberiu Olah, Myriam Marbe, Dan Constantinescu, Octavian Nemescu, Corneliu Dan Georgescu, Iancu
Dumitrescu, Cornel Taranu, Fred Popovici, Calin Ioachimescu, Adrian Iorgulescu,Liviu Danceanu etc.)
Four of the Romanian pieces presented to the audience under this generic title in the most recent years
(by O. Nemescu, Iancu Dumitrescu, F. Popovici, C. Ioachimescu) constitute the material of the CD âPanoramic XX-XXI 102â produced by the Musical Publishing House (Editura MuzicalÄ) with the support of the
Department of Culture and Cults. This discographic publication illustrates current aesthetical directions in Romanian music: archetypal, spectral, deconstructive.