Cassadó String quartet
The members of the quartet met in 2013 at Codarts, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Rotterdam). Their principal coach in this school was Henk Gittart.
Currently they are studying in the prestigious Nederlandse Strijk Kwartet Academie (Amsterdam), where they receive lessons from all members of the Danel Quartet, Luc-Marie Aguera (Ysaÿe Quatour), Christophe Coin (Quatuor Mosaïques), Eberhard Feltz, Stephan Metz and Kronos Quartet.
They have received masterclasses from the Ruysdael Quartet, Gordan Nicolick, Herre Jan Stegenga and Ron Ephrat.
They have performed in the Jurriaanse Zaal of De Doelen (Rotterdam), in the program "Opium" from the Dutch channel Radio 4, in Holland Festival 2016, in the opening of the Train Station of Rotterdam where the King of The Netherlands was present, Muziekcentrum (Enschede) and in Muziektheater De Ontmoeting (Rozenburg). They have also performed the Mendelssohn octet with the Ruysdael Quartet in Kasteel van Rhoon (Rotterdam). Recently they collaborated with the French Theater Company Vivarium Studio in Schouwburg (Rotterdam).
The quartet has a large variety of styles in their repertoire going from Haydn to Schoenberg. They have also played the arrangement for ensemble from Mahler's 4th Symphony.
They named the quartet after Gaspar Cassadó, a Spanish cellist and composer from the beginning of 20th Century. His style is a mixture of Spanish floklore, Impresionism and Modernism (he met Falla and Debussy in Paris). He was one of the best students of Pau Casals, and he had a brilliant international career as a cellist. Despite he was a pacifist, his career was affected by politics during the Spanish Civil War.