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Established in 2007, the Meccore String Quartet is one of Europe's most compelling young ensembles. Since many years they have been a treat for music lovers and have performed in many prestigious concert halls such as the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Beethovenhaus in Bonn, Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Wigmore Hall in London, Bozar in Brussels, Musikverein in Vienna, Pollack Hall in Montreal, Frick Collection in New York. During their tours, the musicians appear at the most important music festivals such as Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, L. van Beethoven Easter Festival, Budapest Spring Festival, Heidelberg Frühling Musikfestival, Kissinger Sommer Musikfestival, Festival Radio France Montpellier, Bregenzer Festspiele. The ensemble had the honour to perform, as the first ever Polish String Quartet, during the ceremony on Holocaust Remembrance Day in the German Bundestag.  

The quartet has received numerous awards during prestigious chamber music competitions. In 2012 Meccore won a 2nd prize, as well as awards for the best performance of classical string quartets, and for the best performance of Brett Dean’s obligatory composition at the Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition in London. A year earlier they obtained the finalist award and the special award for the best performance of the obligatory composition by Giya Kancheli at the International String Quartet Competition “Premio Paolo Borciani” in Reggio Emilia. In 2010 the quartet won the 1st prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Weiden (2nd and 3rd prizes were not awarded) as well as the 1st prize of the Max Reger International Chamber Music Competition in Sonderhausen. A number of international distinctions brought the Meccore String Quartet nomination for the “Paszport Polityki” award in the classical music category for their “innovative approach to the music and for breaking the musical stereotypes”.

With the support of the Irene Steels-Wilsing Stiftung the quartet released their debut CD album as well as their second disc, which was granted the “Supersonic Award” by classical music magazine “Pizzicato” and received two nomantions to the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry music award “Fryderyk 2016”.

The musicians have accomplished numerous TV and radio recordings for Bayerischer Rundfunk, BBC Radio 3, Rai3, Radio Stephandsom, Radio Merkury and NDR Kultur, ZDF, Phoenix and WQXR. Their performance of Franz Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" for Polish TV Kultura was nominated to the 2011 edition of “Gwarancje Kultury” award.

The quartet was at first tutored by the members of the Camerata Quartet. They then studied with the Artemis Quartet at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels. Meccore String Quartet further developed their skills with Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet) at Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid. They also took part in many master classes held by the most prominent artists, such as Valentin Erben and Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartet), Heime Müller (ex. Artemis Quartet), Peter Cropper (Lindsay String Quartet), Cuarteto Casals, Vogler Quartet, Kuss Quartet, Barthold Kuijken, Antonello Farulli. An important event in the artistic life of the quartet was their participation in the course on interpretation of Ludwig van Beethoven's music held by Alfred Brendel.

Through the scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage the ensemble could fulfil their mission, namely to popularise chamber music in places with limited access to culture, such as hospitals for youth and children.

The members of Meccore are also active in the pedagogical field, leading chamber music and violin classes at Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań and Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

VIOLIN

Jarosław Nadrzycki

VIOLIN

Wojciech Koprowski

VIOLA

Michał Bryła

CELLO

Karol Marianowski