History

They have accomplished technique and a first rate musical sense... The full-house audience was enthusiastic, and the quartet offered works by Haydn and Mozart as good as any other famous foreign quartet may have presented” (Tomás Marco in El Mundo newspaper, March 20th, 2007).

Founded in 1997, in the formation of the Saravasti String Quartet (Gabriel Lauret and Diego Sanz, violins, Pedro Sanz, viola and Enrique Vidal, cello) have participated members of some of the best string quartets of our time (Tokyo, Borodin, Kopelman and Enesco) such as Kikuei Ikeda, Clive Greensmith, Mikhail Kopelman, Ruben Aharonian, Liviu Stanese and Igor Sulyga. As a result of this work, in 2002 the quartet was winner of the Francisco Salzillo chamber music competition in Murcia and third prize of the Guadamora chamber music competition in Córdoba. It was also selected by the INJUVE and by the Society of Artists, Musicians and Performers of Spain to offer two concert tours. In 2012 the quartet obtained the Pro-músico Award.

It has offered concerts and cycles, among other institutions, for the Museums of Prado (Meninas Hall), Reina Sofia in Madrid or Toledo Sephardic; Palau of Music in Valencia; Victor Villegas Auditorium of Murcia; Foundations Juan March in Madrid, Cajasol in Seville, CajaNavarra of Pamplona, CajaVital in Vitoria or Cajamurcia; Theaters Calderon in Valladolid or Romea in Murcia; Lugo Philharmonic Society; or the Universities of Seville, Granada, Murcia and Cartagena.

Outside of Spain it should be noted his performances for the Cervantes Institute in Tokyo (on the occasion of official events for the inauguration of this headquarters), New York City and Tunisia, as well as performances in Lisbon and Paris to the Embassy of Spain in Portugal and France.

The Saravasti is resident quartet of the Victor Villegas Auditorium of Murcia. Its commitment to the current composers has led him to premiere works by Manuel Seco de Arpe, Benito Lauret, Miguel Franco, Antonio Narejos, José Zárate, Salvador Martínez, Mario Medina and José Nieto.

In addition to recordings for radio and television, has edited three compact discs: Music for Minotaur for RTVE-Música, Saravasti performs Mozart for the Ibersonic label and the published by the General Archive of Murcia, which includes in world premiere the String Quartets nº2 and nº4 of Mario Medina.