Hannah Kandinsky, Violin
Israel Gutiérrez, Violin
Ignazio Alayza, Viola
Antonio Gervilla, cello
The Kandinsky Quartet, prize winners of the Boccherini Competition and Scholars of Jeunesse Musicales Germany and Villa Musica, was founded in 2020 and is based in Vienna. They have been invited to festivals like Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (France), Virtuoso Belcanto (Italy), Uzmah/Upbeat(Croatia), La casa del Quartetto (Italy), Academy Zaïde (France), Academy Diotima (France) and the Styrian Chamber Music Festival (Austria). They are artists in residence within the framework of the annual summer cycle ArbeiterInnenkonzerte in Vienna including 10 concerts each season for both 2021 and 2022.
The Kandinsky Quartet has performed and gathered experience with soloists and prominent figures of the international chamber music scene, such as Elizabeth Leonskaja, Bruno Giuranna, Adrien Brendel, Jean-Bernard Pommier and Gilles Apap, along with prestigious string quartets such as Arditti Quartet, Kuss Quartet, Ysaÿe Quartet, Cuarteto Casals, Artis Quartet, Mosaïques Quartet, Quatuor Diotima or Alban Berg Quartet.
Currently they are studying with Johannes Meissl and Vida Vujić at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and started their masters program with Quatuor Ébène at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich in October 2022.
Engagements for season 2022/23 include performances in the hall of the Besední dům (Brno) and of Real Collegio (Lucca), and in festivals among which the Styrian Chamber Music Festival (Austria), Guadix Clásica (Spain), Festival Milano Musica (Italy) and Heidelberger Frühling (Germany).