Thursday, January 7, 2010

Here's another tip of the Van Christo cap to Thomas Simaku who continues to being honor to Albanians everywhere...


Thomas Simaku's String Quartet No 2 - Radius featured on BBC Radio 3

January 4th, 2010

Thomas Simaku

Thomas Simaku's String Quartet No 2 - Radius was featured on BBC Radio 3's flagship contemporary music programme Hear and Now, on Saturday 2 January 2010. The programme, Highlights from the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2009, will be available to listen to online on the Radio 3 website for seven days after broadcast, as part of the 'listen again' feature. The performance is by the Paris-based Diotima Quatuor.

Awarded Honorary Prize by the Accademia Costantiniana di Lettere, Arti e Scienze in Rome, Radius was first performed by the Kreutzer Quartet at the 2003 Augsburg Festival in Germany. The work was subsequently selected by the international jury for the 2004 World Music Days - ISCM Festival in Switzerland, where it was performed by the Arditti Quartet, and it is included in Simaku's CD portrait on Naxos records.


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