November 29, 2005


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On the November 29, UNI ART Performance – concert management of the Mozarteum School of Music organized an audition with a task to discover and promote new names, both soloists and ensembles, by enrolling them into management’s artistic program. Mihael Paar and Mirabell Quartet chose to perform Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A-major KV 581 (the so-called Stadler-Quintet) and were unanimously admitted into the program. By coming under the patronage of UNI ART Performance, the ensemble will now regularly take part in concert events and festivals all across Austria and Germany, thus extending their concert activities and stamping the way towards foreign podiums. The Mirabell Quartet itself stands alone as one of the most distinguished string quartets of the Mozarteum University; internationally built up by violinists Kathrin ten Hagen (Ger) and Asa Nakajima (Jpn), violist Alexandru Bota (Rum) and cellist Johannes Kubitschek (Aut), Quartet earned smooth critiques from Salzburg’s press as well as the prestigious Raiffeisen Klassik-Preis award in May 2005. Together with M.Paar, they labour under the mentorship of Rainer Schmidt, member of the world renowned Hagen Quartet, and professor at the Mozarteum School of Music in Salzburg.