Masterclass with Prof. Eckard Runge

Bambarone String Quartet Masterclass
Oct 25th - 29th, 2023

Bambarone String Quartet Masterclass 25th – 29th Oct 2023 with Prof. Eckard Runge, founding member of the Artemis Quartet at one of the most beautiful and inspiring places in Italy, at Bambarone La Masseria in Puglia.

At the spacious Masseria the participants daily receive support and guidance in the interpretation of the string quartet literature as well as in the development of ensemble technique at the highest level from one of the most experienced and renowned chamber musicians.

Kleio Quartet

First Prize and Commission Prize winners at the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition 2023, the Kleio Quartet are quickly establishing themselves as an internationally-recognised quartet.

Described by Alina Ibragimova as “a wonderfully dedicated group of musicians who bring assuredness and freshness to everything they play”, they formed at the Seiji Ozawa International Chamber Academy in 2019 and consist of individually acclaimed musicians Yume Fujise, Katherine Yoon, Jenny Lewisohn and Eliza Millett.

The Kleio Quartet have performed in major international venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Victoria Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the DR Koncerthuset, the Black Diamond in Copenhagen and many others.

Prof. Eckart Runge

Three decades Eckart Runge marked the characteristic profile of the Artemis Quartet, with which he performed in major concert series and festivals worldwide. Albums, since 2005 exclusively for Warner/Erato have been granted numerous awards such as the Grammophone Award, the ECHO-Klassik and the Diapason d’Or.

As of 2019 Eckart Runge decided to leave the quartet and endeavour for new artistic challenges, persuing his solo-projects and above all, his passion of presenting programs that converge varied musical genres and art forms, such as classical, jazz, rock-pop and film music, also to reach out to younger and wider audiences, for chamber music presented in a new contemporary way.

As a professor at the University of Fine Arts Berlin (UdK), the Chapelle de la Reine Elisabeth in Brussels as well as on international master classes, he passes on his experience to students from across the world.

Closing concert

On Saturday 28th, at the end of the course, Professor Runge and the Kleio Quartett, will present their art at a very special venue in Monopoli. A unique experience for everybody in a highly inspiring environment. The event is made possible by the Bambarone Art Foundation and the Comune di Monopoli. Be part of it!