Veronika Bejnarowicz, violin
Laura Kania, violin
Marc Kopitzki, viola
Gereon Theis, cello
The Vigato Quartet first met in 2010 at the University of Music in Detmold. The string quartet was inspired by working with the Auryn Quartett and the Belcea Quartet as well as Heime Müller (Artemis Quartett), Tim Vogler (Vogler Quartett), Bernhard Schmidt (Mandelring Quartett) and Dirk Mommertz (Fauré Quartett). Master classes and workshops enriched the ensemble’s musical development. In August 2016 the Vigato Quartet received an invitation to the Jeunesses Musicales International Chamber Music Campus in Weikersheim. Currently the quartet is studying its master studies in chamber music at the University of Music in Hannover (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien) in the class of Oliver Wille.
Concert tours have taken the Vigato Quartet throughout Germany and Europe. In 2015 it was subsequently invited to the international Festival Pablo Casals in Prades (France) and the Rigi Musiktage in Vitznau (Switzerland). In 2017 the first CD of Vigato, together with the harpist Rebekka Frömling, was released by PASCHENrecords. In the same year the Vigato Quartet had the opportunity to work together with Eberhard Feltz during the chamber music master classes in Frenswegen. From that on the musicians regularly continue to work with him in different courses.
The Vigato Quartet is interested in playing contemporary music. Manfred Trojahn, the well-known German composer, intensively worked with Vigato on his first string quartet, composed in 1978. As a result of that cooperation this composition was revised in 2017. Further in 2018 the Vigato Quartet won a scholarship for the chamber music association Villa Musica and the Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken foundation. These foundations are supporting the quartet until today.
Now in 2020 the Vigato Quartet will play a concert tour named Best of NRW (North Rine- Westphalia) including scholarships and concerts in different places in NRW, like Beethoven Haus in Bonn.
Ph. Winfried Hyronimus