THE ATIS STRING QUARTET
La Donaira's monthly Salon Sessions offer the chance to hear world-class performances in good company while lounging about with a glass of wine. Last month, Irish tenor Dominic McGorian regaled a full house with singalong classics. Our next event on Tuesday, March 20 is the Atis String Quartet. Scroll down for details and tickets.
Four young, outstanding musicians will be travelling from Germany up the mountain to perform pieces by composers ranging from Shostakovich to Haydn and Schubert on two violins, viola and cello. Originally hailing from France, Spain and Taiwan, the musicians are currently studying at the Cologne University of Music. Each of them has been a member of other renowned European ensembles and performed widely as soloists.
The one thing that's clear is that if you want a glittering career as a musician, start early! Juliette Leroux (violin) started playing aged four and was accepted into the National Superior Conservatory of Lyon at 16. She has since collaborated with many well-known musicians including Garett Lube, Michel Moragues, David Guerrier and Marie Joseph Jude.
Chen-Hung Tsai (violin) started learning the violin aged seven, and as a member of the Asian Youth Orchestra he played in Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong- Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. He will be playing a one-hundred-year-old violin by Giovanni Cavani on generous loan from the Chi-Mei Museum Foundation in Taiwan.
Sophie Rasmussen (viola) also began at seven, and has played in several youth orchestras including the French-German Youth Orchestra, the French Youth Orchestra and the French orchestra Les Siècles.
Josep Castanyer Alonso (cello) was born in Barcelona and started learning the cello aged six. At 16, he was one of the youngest students to be accepted into the Cologne University of Music.
Tickets are €35 and include tapas, drinks and shuttle transport from La Posada (Calle La Fuentes, 49), El Gastor. Tickets can be paid for at La Posada on the day, but owing to limited availability, should be booked in advance. Starts 19:30 with tapas at La Posada. email@example.com.
Within easy access of Ronda as well as Seville, Jerez and Malaga, La Donaira is gaining a reputation as a venue for exciting, high-quality indoor and open-air musical events. Coming soon we have further Salon Sessions featuring Australian soprano Allegra Giagu (April 17); The Rahman String Quartet (May 17); All-male a capella The Ramparts (June 9) and the Sao Paolo University Cello Ensemble (July 7), all presented in collaboration with Project Music Management.
We also have some exciting outdoor concert events lined up – not least of which pause, our summer music festival. This year's pause festival is taking place from August 10-19. The first half is open to guests only, but from August 15-19 there will be a programme of open-air concerts open to the public every night. Full information and tickets will be available soon on the pausefestival.com website. In the meantime, for reservations, or for news and tickets on any of our events please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.