Dubbed the “Russian grand masters”, the Borodin Quartet renowned for its interpretation of Russian music will perform at South Nicosia’s Shoe Factory on Wednesday.
The quartet has earned applause for its performances over the past seven decades and has been described as “a single 16- stringed instrument of great virtuosity”. Formed in 1945 by four Moscow Conservatory students calling themselves the Moscow Philharmonic Quartet, the group took on the current title 10 years later and is now made up of Ruben Aharonian, Sergei Lomovsky, Igor Naidin and Vladimir Balshin.
The Borodin Quartet has performed all over the world including Vienna, Zurich, Frankfurt, Madrid, Lisbon, Seville, London, Paris and New York, and its first release on the Onyx label featuring music by Borodin Schubert, Webern and Rachmaninov, was nominated for a Grammy in 2005 in the Best Chamber Performance category.
The concert, organised by the Pharos Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Russian Embassy and sponsored by the Russian Commercial Bank, will start at 8.30pm and include works by Haydn, Shostakovich, Borodin and Tchaikovsky.
Tickets cost 15 euros, 10 euros for those eligible for concessions and members of the Pharos Arts Foundation, and can be obtained from www.pharosartsfoundation.org or by calling (00 357) 9666 9003.