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Noga Quartet & Siobhan Stagg

Label: CAvi
Format: CD
Barcode: 4260085531066
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Catalog number: AVI 8553106
Releasedate: 06-12-19

- Debut album of the NOGA QUARTET, 3 French men and one Israel/Italian player, follows the great tradition of chamber music that enthrals in performances of some of the greatest compositions of the string quartet repertoire.
- “Noga Quartet (France/Israel) is a stand-alone Jewel of a quartet. Each work they play receives special attention for thoughtful authenticity” HUDSONSOUNDS.ORG
- “As expected, the Noga players won the major Monash University Grand Prize” THE SUNDAY MORNING HERALD  

NOGA QUARTET
Playing string quartet is a matter of the heart for all four members of the Noga Quartet. Avishai Chameides dreamed of playing viola in a string quartet ever since he was a child, but only after his musical career had taken him from conservatory in Givatayim and Tel Aviv to Milan and Berlin did he finally meet the three French musicians Simon Roturier, Lauriane Vernhes, and Joan Bachs, with whom he founded the ensemble ten years ago.

The Noga Quartet has won an impressive number of prizes: Premio Borciani in 2014, the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2010 and
2013, the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, and First Prize at the renowned Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2015. Those successes are now the Noga Quartet’s worldwide calling card. The ensemble is regularly invited to perform in major concert halls and festivals in Germany, Austria, Italy, the Benelux countries, France, Scandinavia, and Canada. The members of the Noga Quartet are regularly present on the Berlin concert scene – also as members of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester. The quartet’s approach – to develop a work from inside out in all of its details, and to immerse and abandon oneself to the music – leads to highly unique, finely explored interpretations, and that takes time.

Yet the ensemble already masters an impressive variety of repertoire, ranging from Beethoven to Bartók, from Ligeti to Adès. They trained as a quartet with members of the Alban Berg and Artemis Quartets, and they have attended a great number of courses imparted by masters of the string instrument craft.


Soprano Siobhan Stagg is one of the most outstanding young artists to emerge from Australia in recent years. Christa Ludwig has described Siobhan’s voice as “one of the most beautiful I’ve ever heard.”

NOGA QUARTET

Playing string quartet is a matter close to the hearts of all four members of the NOGA QUARTET.
Avishai Chameides had dreamt of playing viola in a string quartet since he was a child, but it was not
until he had passed through the conservatories in Givatayim ,Tel Aviv, Milan and Berlin that he finally
found the three French musicians Simon Roturier, Lauriane Vernhes, and Joan Bachs. Together they
founded the ensemble ten years ago.


The Noga Quartet took part in several competitions: Premio Borciani in 2014, the Banff International
String Quartet Competition in 2010 and 2013, the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in
2011, until winning the first prize at the renowned Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition
in 2015. The ensemble is regularly invited to perform in major concert halls and festivals all over
Europe and Canada. The members of the Noga Quartet are regularly present on the Berlin concert
scene – also as members of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester.

The quartet’s approach – to develop a work from inside out in all of its details, and to immerse and
abandon oneself to the music – leads to highly unique, finely explored interpretations.
They studied as a quartet with members of the Alban Berg and Artemis Quartets, and they have
attended a great number of masterclasses with leading figures of the string quartet world.
www.nogaquartet.com

SIOBHAN STAGG , soprano

Soprano Siobhan Stagg is one of the most outstanding young artists to emerge from Australia in recent
years. Christa Ludwig has described Siobhan’s voice as “one of the most beautiful I’ve ever heard.”


Siobhan began her career as a Young Artist at the Salzburg Festival (2013) and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin
(2013-2015). As word of her talent spread across Europe, Siobhan was quickly engaged for important
debuts at the Hamburg State Opera, Berliner Philharmoniker, Bayerische Staatsoper, Grand Théâtre de
Genève, Dutch National Opera (Amsterdam), BBC Proms and London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden,
among others. Siobhan opened the 2017/18 season to great acclaim as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at
London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: “Best of all was Siobhan Stagg”…” a glorious performance”

… In the current season 2018/19, Siobhan earned accolades for a “terrific U.S. debut” in the title role of
Massenet’s Cendrillon (Cinderella) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, critics praising her “absolutely stunning
and powerful voice, coupled with her undeniably magnetic stage presence.” The same season, Siobhan
made a “triumphant” Australian operatic debut as Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande for Victorian Opera,
nominated for Best Female Lead in the 2019 Green Room Awards. “It’s not often a soprano comes along
with the ability to sing with both thrilling frisson and total tranquility … Siobhan Stagg’s Mélisande was
transcendent.”

In 2019 Siobhan is Artist-in-Association with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. She remains
a principal soloist at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, performing Adele Die Fledermaus, Gilda Rigoletto and
Micaëla Carmen. Other current highlights include Pamina at the Hamburg State Opera, Sophie in
Der Rosenkavalier at Opernhaus Zürich, a return to the Salzburg Festival and a debut at Festival
Aix-en-Provence. This is her fisrt recording with Lieder.
www.siobhanstagg.com