Giocoso String Quartet

Germany/ Romania/ Netherlands


Violin I: Sebastian Casleanu

Violin II: Teofil Todica

Viola: Adrian Stanciu

Violoncello: Bas Jongen


II. Round:

Joseph Haydn

Streichquartett f-Moll, op. 20,5; Hob. III: 35
Finale. Fuga

Yongbom Lee

Streichquartett „Traces de lumière“ (2015)
Siegerkomposition des Kompositionswettbewerbs in Kooperation mit dem Institut für Komposition, Elektroakustik und TonmeisterInnen-Ausbildung

Robert Schumann

Streichquartett a-Moll, op. 41,1
Introduzione. Andante espressivo – Allegro
Scherzo. Presto



Joseph Haydn

Streichquartett D-Dur, op. 76,5; Hob. III: 79
Allegretto – Allegro
Largo cantabile e mesto
Menuetto. Allegro – Trio
Finale. Presto

Franz Schubert

Streichquartett c-Moll, D 703
Allegro assai

Ludwig van Beethoven

Streichquartett B-Dur, op. 130 (Urfassung mit der „Großen Fuge“)
Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro
Andante con moto, ma non troppo
Alla danza tedesca. Allegro assai
Cavatina. Adagio molto espressivo
Große Fuge



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Streichquartett Es-Dur, KV 428
Allegro ma non troppo
Andante con moto
Menuetto. Allegro – Trio
Allegro vivace

Joseph Haydn

Streichquartett B-Dur, op. 50,1; Hob. III: 44
Adagio non lento
Finale. Vivace

Béla Bartók

Streichquartett Nr. 5
Adagio molto
Scherzo. Alla bulgarese
Finale. Allegro vivace

GiocosoString Quartet-1.jpg Fotocredit: Nancy Horowitz

As winners of the overall 2nd prize, the Audience Award, and the Musica Viva Australia Prize at the 2015 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the Vienna-based Giocoso String Quartet has emerged as one of the most promising and exciting young string quartets of its generation.
The ensemble, currently in the chamber music master’s degree programme at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, has worked extensively with Johannes Meissl of the Artis Quartet.
They have also worked with numerous important personalities of the chamber music world including Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartet), András Keller (Keller Quartet), Evgenia Epshtein (Aviv Quartet), and Dan Prelipcean (Voces Quartet), as well as numerous others.
Highlights of the 2015/2016 season included their debut at the illustrious Wigmore Hall in London, the Musikverein in Vienna, and the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest.
Additionally, they have been selected for the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ “New Austrian Sound Of Music” programme for the 2016/17 season.