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 (“18th Week of Contemporary Music” – Bucharest, 2008; “Cluj Modern” – 2007; “The Days of the International Society for Promoting Contemporary Music” – Bucharest, 2006; “Musical Craiova” – 2006; “International Music Festival” – Piatra Neamt, 2005), and the recordings accomplished throughout these years were well received by the public and the critics.

Thus, speaking about the CD “Quattuor at Magistrum - Florilegium String Quartet” edited by the disc company EMEC – Madrid (containing music by Spanish contemporary composers), an article in Ritmo magazine stated: “ ... exemplary interpretations ...”.  In the magazine Cultural Romania (2006) an article praised “the 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 ...”.  In the publication Monitorul de Neamţ (2005) an article states that “the members of the Florilegium Quartet demonstrated the qualities of high-class instrumentalists.”

In the present structure (Ioan Marius Lăcraru – 1st violin, Mălina Dandara – 2nd violin, Maria Ciurduc – viola, and Anca Vartolomei – cello) the Florilegium Quartet is focusing on performing and recording the program “Panoramic XX – XXI”, 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 “Panoramic XX-XXI  102” produced by the Musical Publishing House (Editura Muzicală) with the support of the Department of Culture and Cults.  This discographic publication illustrates current aesthetical directions in Romanian music: archetypal, spectral, deconstructive.