Kanon Miyashita, violin
Patricia Muro Francia, violin
Ariadna Bataller Calatayud, viola
Lea Galasso, cello
Moser Quartet was born in 2020 from love and interest in chamber music and a strong feeling for playing together and bringing this to everyone.
They are a string quartet based in Basel and studying in FHNW Hohschule für Musik where they attend lessons with renowned musicians, such as Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) and Silvia Simionescu (Gringolts Quartet).
The Moser’s debut concert, which took place in Grosser Saal of Musik Akademie Basel, was live streamed world-wide.
Moser String Quartet has been invited to several festivals and masterclasses like Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena, Italy) with Maestro Bruno Giuranna; International Chamber Music Campus Jeunesses Musicales of Deutschland in Weikersheim (Germany) with Casals Quartet, Heime Müller (Artemis Quartet), and Günter Pichler (Albar Berg Quartet); Espresso Masterclass (Alessandria, Italy) with Simone Gramaglia (Quartetto di Cremona), Jana Kuss (Kuss Quartet), and Martti Rousi.
In 2021 Moser Quartet has been selected to join Le Dimore del Quartetto Network.
The Quartet was finalist in the 9th Edition of Antón García Abril International Chamber Music Competition in Baza (Granada, Spain).
Kanon Miyashita, Japanese-born violinist, studied at the Royal College of Music in London with Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky, and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Professor Bartosz Woroch. She has recently moved to Basel to continue her studies with Professor Rainer Schmidt at Hochschule für Musik Basel.
Patricia Muro was born in Logroño (Spain) and completed her studies in Musikene (Basque Country, Spain) with Catalin Bucataru and Tatiana Samouil. She has been a member of EUYO and concertmeister of JONDE. Now she is studying in Hochschule für Musik Basel with Barbara Doll.
Ariadna Bataller, born in València (Spain), finished her Bachelor in Conservatori Superior del Liceu (Barcelona) with professors Paul Cortese and Anna Puig. She has also been a member of JONC and JONDE. Ariadna graduated in master performance in Silvia Simionescu’s class at Basel Hochschule für Musik and is now doing her second master’s in music pedagogy.
Italian cellist Lea Galasso, graduated with honours at HKB Bern with Prof. A. Meneses and with Prof. I. Monighetti at Hochschule für Musik Basel. Now she is attending a Master in Pedagogy at HSLU Luzern with Prof. C. Poltera. She participated in prestigious Academies such as Gstaad String Academy, Barenboim-Said Academy Masterclasses with renowned professors such as F. Helmerson, J.P. Maintz, I. Ozim, E. Causa.
Kanon Miyashita plays on a violin made by Pierre Hel 1926 Lille, France
Patricia Muro Francia plays on a violin made by Luigi Carzoglio 1918 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ariadna Bataller Calatayud plays on a viola made by Christian Bayon 1998 loaned by her professor, Silvia Simionescu
Lea Galasso plays on a cello Primo Contavalli 1985, Imola, acquired thanks to a donation by a Associazione Amici della Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.
Ph. Daniel Miguel Guerrero