Bruman Summer Concerts, Music

Splot Quartet (Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival)

Friday, July 22, 2022
12:00 pm PDT – 1:00 pm PDT

Powell Library Rotunda
10740 Dickson Plaza

Splot Quartet appears courtesy of iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates as its Quartet-in-Residence


Philip Glass (1937– )
String Quartet No. 4, “Buczak”

III. Untitled

Ludvig van Beethoven  (1770–1827)
String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, op. 18

I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. La Malinconia: Adagio –Allegretto quasi Allegro

Karol Szymanowski   (1882–1937)
String Quartet No. 2, op. 56

I. Moderato dolce e tranquillo
II. Vivace, scherzando
III. Lento-Andante-Moderato, tranquillo

Splot Quartet

Karolina Gutowska, violin
Kornelia Grądzka, violin
Agnieszka Podłucka, viola
Dobrawa Czocher, cello

Splot String Quartet was formed in 2019 by four graduates of Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland. Winners of competitions, participants in prestigious festivals, and members of leading Polish orchestras, the musicians knew each other well before forming Splot Quartet. Brought together for another musical project, the four artists were so delighted with their collective energy, fun, and joy in making music that they decided to stay together. This is how Splot (Polish: intertwined, tightly knit) Quartet was born. Each musician in Splot has their own busy musical career, but they come together with one priority: spreading their love for chamber music. The Quartet is a weave of four musical personalities, full of female passion and sensitivity. They bring their interpretations to the great classical repertoire, and are also open to the new and, as yet, unknown.

About The Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival

Ambroise Aubrun, D.M.A., Artistic Director

The festival was founded in 1988 by Professor Henry J. Bruman (1913–2005), who sought to introduce new audiences to chamber music at informal concerts on the UCLA campus. The festival is made possible by the Henry J. Bruman Trust, Professors Wendell E. Jeffrey and Bernice M. Wenzel, by a gift in memory of Raymond E. Johnson, and with the support of the UCLA Center for 17th-& 18th-Century Studies.

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