Terem Quartet has raised Russian folk instruments to unprecedented heights. Its astonishing virtuosity, breath-taking execution, awe-inspiring artistry and original musical arrangements have made the Quartet a symbol of St. Petersburg.
An Ensemble, in which each musician is simultaneously a composer, arranger and improviser but where the music is crafted by their joint creativity. The repertoire includes over 500 pieces – original transcriptions and paradoxical fantasies based on popular themes from classical and modern music as well as folklore, jazz and soundtracks from famous films.
All these quotes are dedicated to a single ensemble – a pioneer, a trailblazer, the world’s first composer-ensemble, which has registered its copyright under the name of Terem Quartet. In 2016 an ensemble celebrated its 30th anniversary!
‘For those who have never come across this fantastic group, Terem Quartet are a dazzling, high energy, classically-focused instrumental folk group, whose mission in life is to go where no classical folk quartet has gone before’. (fRoots)
‘Unveiling all the potential of their instruments, using their innate musical instincts, these Musicians perform in such a way that the heavens seem to open up before you’.
‘These Musicians with a capital letter play as if the heavens were opening up before you to reveal the stars’
‘Love, hate, irony, philosophical feelings, all these are combined, Russian-style, in the music of Terem Quartet, and all in a very spiritual way…’
Russian art and the development of its oldest traditions provide the source for Terem Quartet’s creativity. That’s why the Quartet has represented Russia in front of the planet’s most famous people – the Pope and Mother Teresa at Vatican, at St. James’ Palace upon the invitation of Prince Charles, at the G8 leaders at the summit in St. Petersburg. The Quartet is a permanent guest and participant of culture programs of the most significant world events: Olympic games in Barcelona, Vancouver, London, Sochi; the Eurovision Song Contest; the FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro; The Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship.
Every part of the globe except few has been travelled by Terem Quartet. They performed on world’s premiere stages: the Queen Elizabeth Hall (London, England), Olympia Hall (Paris, France), Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris, France), La salle Gaveau (Paris, France), Alte Oper (Frankfurt, Germany), Conservatory G. Verdi (Tourin, Italy), Vigado Concert Hall (Budapest, Hungary), the Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Warsaw National Philharmonic (Warsaw, Poland), Opera Theatre (Bruges, Belgium), Bombay Opera Theatre (Bombay, India), Kaufman Hall (New York, USA), The Grand Kremlin Palace (Moscow, Russia) and many others.
The Music of Terem Quartet is passionate, lively, a resounding chord of the Russian soul. The musicians have overturned ideas of modern concert music-making, bringing their own brand of theatre and establishing an incredible dialogue with the audience. The creation of music for the XXI century – positive, energetic, bringing joy and love, changing the world for the better – is one of the fundamental undertakings of Terem Quartet.
Representation for international groups visitors, Israel, Singapore, Japan, USA, Spain, Montenegro, Italy, Canada, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Andorra, Panama, Morocco, Hong Kong and other countries.