Le Dimore del Quartetto

INEO QUARTET, AUSTRIA

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NADIA KALMYKOVA, VIOLIN
LIUBA KALMYKOVA, VIOLIN
YAN LOK HOI, VIOLA
CONSTANTIN PAUL SIEPERMANN, CELLO

“To enter, to begin and to blossom” are the three meanings of the Latin word “Ineo”,chosen by the quartet for its name.
The Ineo Quartet has a long and exciting history, despite its new formation.
Both violinists
of the quartet are founding members of Selini quartet, which, after seven successful years, dissolved in the year 2022.
The violinists, however, decided to continue playing the quartet
and could present the re-founded group early 2023 under the name „Ineo“ with 2 new members.
The years as Selini Quartet brought them many prizes at international competitions, such
as “Prague Spring International Music Competition”, “Ysaye International Music Competition”, “Szymanowski International Music Competition” and appearances at festivals, such as Salzburger Festspiele and Grafenegg Festival in Austria, Gent Festival van Vlaanderen in Belgium, Ickinger Frühling in Germany, Steirischen Kammermusikfestival in Austria, Nafplion Festival in Greece, at the Festspillene Helgeland in Norway, Capraia Music Festival in Italy and more. Abroad, they have appeared in countries like USA, Germany, Greece, France, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Croatia, the UK and Belgium among others. Being chosen as the ensemble of NASOM program 2020-2022, the quartet appeared in concerts around the world, representing Austria’s musical scene.
Two new members of the Ineo Quartet, originally coming from China and Germany are
bringing the exciting multicultural diversity to the group.
Yan Lok Hoi is a versatile musician, who has won both solo and chamber music prizes
(among others Fidelio Competition), performed as a soloist with several orchestras and appeared as a member of Verbier Festival Orchestra.
Constantin Siepermann is an
international award winning cellist. His prizes include “George Enescu Competition”, “Gustav Mahler Cello Competition” among others. He appears regularly as a soloist and a chamber musician on various stages and festivals like the Philharmonie and Konzerthaus Berlin, Musikverein Vienna, Musica Mundi and Musica Suprimata.
The Ineo Quartet appeared in Austria, at Viennese venues such as Beethoven Museum,
Museums Quartier and Austrian Parliament, during concert series “Echo des Unerhörten”(echo of the unheard) in Ehrbarsaal, as well as at “Styrian Chamber Music Festival” in Graz.
Internationally, the Ineo Quartet has made its debut in Paris (France), performing at Conservatoire national des arts. They have also been invited to perform at Festivals such as “Trame Sonore” in Mantova (Italy) and “Sion Festival” (Switzerland), where they had the chance to perform together with artists like Pablo Barragan (clarinetist), Reinhard Latzko (cellist) and Lena Belkina (mezzo soprano).
Since their formation, they have been working under the guidance of Johannes Meissl
(Artis Quartet), and were inspired by musicians such as Alfred Brendel and Pavel Vernikov.
Future projects include appearances in concert halls such as Wiener Musikverein and
Ehrbarsaal in Vienna and at festivals such as “Musik im Kontext” in Berlin.
In summer
2024 the quartet also has a CD recording planned, which includes a string quartet by Richard Dünser, dedicated to them.