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Quartet Fest West: Cuarteto Bellas Artes
Friday, July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We welcome back to Victoria Cuarteto Bellas Artes (formerly Chroma) — the first string quartet to graduate from the UVic School of Music’s Graduate String Quartet in Performance program. Hear them perform Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet K. 465, Joaquín Turina’s La oración del torero and Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major.
Quartet Fest West runs from June 26-July 8 and offers an in-depth study of great chamber music literature with the world-renowned Lafayette String Quartet on the beautiful University of Victoria campus.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Cuarteto Bellas Artes was designated in 2022 as a Fine Arts Quartet by Mexico’s National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA). The members arose within the Universidad Veracruzana (UV) and since its inception has been made up of the violinists Ilya Ivanov and Carlos Quijano, the viola player Félix Alanís and Manuel Cruz on the cello. All were born in Veracruz, with the exception of Ilya, who is originally from Bulgaria. Carlos, Ilya and Félix are currently members of the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra (OSX), in addition to teaching at the Faculty of Music, while Manuel is a member of the string section at the Popular Music University Orchestra, where he also teaches while pursuing a doctorate.