eos guitar quartet
The Eos Guitar Quartet, named in honour of the ancient Greek goddess of dawn, combine some of the best Swiss virtues, namely democracy, precision and linguistic diversity. The latter extends to their instrumental work: apart from classical music, each member of the quartet has a passionate interest in other musical styles, either contemporary music, folk music from the deep south of Italy, world music, jazz, rock or flamenco.
The Quartet do not talk about the much-lauded Swiss democracy, preferring to demonstrate it: there is no leader, nor a rank of first guitarist. Although not always so easy as a process, it proves in the end to be one of the ensemble’s greatest strengths: diversity of sounds, colourfulness, and surprising musical twists. These four musicians together produce an innovative whole comprising an interweaving of music and precision. Precision not for its own sake, but always at the service of art, either in their own chamber-music projects or when working together with great interpreters of other musical styles.
A selecton of festivals:
Córdoba, Madrid, Sevilla, Caracas, Havanna, Rabat, Rotterdam, Ludwigsburg, Ansbach, Bari, Moskau, Davos, Gstaad, Montreux, Tonhalle Zürich, Expo 02, Tricastin, Lyon, Nürnberg, München, Bukarest, Düsseldorf, Flims, Liechtensteiner Gitarrentage, Plovdiv, jazznojazz Zürich, Belgrad, in guitar winterthur, Iserlohn