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The BARRIOS GUITAR QUARTET is considered one of the outstanding ensembles of the new generation. With their sensitive, dynamic and precise playing and unadorned virtuosity, these musicians are setting new standards for their genre. In the past years the BGQ has become an extraordinary creative force, its musicality further adding to the many different facets of classical guitar playing.
The BGQ has claimed numerous international prizes, both as soloists and as an ensemble.
This week in "Classical Guitar"! We feel honored, thank you!
Video Pick of the Week: Germany’s Barrios Guitar Quartet Plays Antonio Vivaldi’s ‘La Follia’
BGQ proudly presents new videos:
• live! - Piccinini | Chiaconna
• live! - Iiro Rantala | Smoothie
• Kurt Weill: Die Moritat von Mackie Messer | Mack the Knife
• Antonio Vivaldi: La Follia
watching BGQ YouTube Channel
The possibilities of the guitar have hardly been exhausted. The BGQ exceeds with ease the boundaries of genre: Traditional meets Modern and is perfectly combined with the guitarists’ own arrangements. Concerts become exciting, musical firework displays: an entertaining, balanced synthesis – not only for connoisseurs.
Mediagenic concerts with great public appeal
Four master musicians with international experience and strong stage presence
Diversified program - from Baroque to Modern
"The BGQ is a first-rate ensemble filled with virtuosic players...This is music and music-making of infectious vitality...This beautifully recorded disc joins the ranks of my favourite quartet albums."
Al Kunze, Soundboard Magazine, USA