Saturday, 3 November, 2018, 19.00 
at the International Church of Luzern, Zähringerstr. 7, Luzern (


PROGRAM (ca. 60 minutes)

String Quartet in F Major , KV 590    (Prussian Quartet)       by  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Allegro moderato – Andante – Menuetto: Allegretto – Allegro
The last of the  three Prussian Quartets commissioned by the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm ll  was composed by Mozart between 1789 –  90. They are noted for their beauty, equilibrium amongst the instruments and the exceptional prominence of the cello part.


String Quartet in C Minor, op. 51 no. 1           by Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Allegro –  Romanze: Poco Adagio – Allegretto molto  moderato e comodo – Allegro
Brahms was 40 years old at the time of publication. He destroyed 20 of his string quartets before allowing the two op. 51 to be published. It was in the small lakeside town of Tutzing where with the Würmsee and the Bavarian Prealps as backdrop that he put the finishing touches on the two quartets. Brahms derives each movement from a tiny motif to create such vitality and rich harmonies.
Denitza Kucera, violin
Born in Bulgaria, Denitza has been an active soloist and chamber musician from an early age. She continued her education in the USA where she holds diplomas from Idyllwild Arts Academy, Oberlin College and the Cleveland Institute of Music.  Winner of numerous solo competitions, she was also founder of the prize winning Mephisto String Quartet, the Alpha Ensemble and finally, the Vector String Quartet.   Denitza was concert master of the Alabama Symphony, Boulder Festival Orchestra and Erie Philharmonic before joining the Luzern Symphony Orchestra in 2005.
Reiko Koi, violin
The Japanese violinist holds degrees from the Tokyo College of Music and the Musikhochschule in Luzern.  She is winner of many international competitions and was part of “Un Altro Trio”.  The ensemble was the distinguished winner of the Mozart prize in Luzern.  Reiko joined the Festival Strings in 2003 and is a member of the Luzern Symphony Orchestra.
Bernd Haag, viola
Bernd was born in Germany.  After studying in Basel, he   performed as a chamber musician and as a solo violist in various groups.  He was a member of the Euler Quartet and the Stuttgart String Quartet.  Bernd was principal violist of the Zürich Chamber Orchestra and the Camerata Bern.  Since 2003, he has been co-prinicipal of the Luzern Symphony Orchestra.
Sebastian Diezig, cello
The Swiss cellist completed his studies in 2008 with a brilliant soloist diploma.  Winner of  numerous international and Swiss competitions,Sebastian has taken part in many prestigious festivals.  He has made recordings and broadcasts for Radio Suisse Romande and Radio Svizzera Italiana.   Since 2010, he has been the second solo cellist in the Luzern Symphony Orchestra.  He is also a composer.
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In celebration of the Vector Quartet’s 5th anniversary, 2 further chamber music concerts are scheduled at the
                                                  International Church of Luzern on
                         Saturday, 9 March 2019 , 19.00 and Saturday, 18 May 2019, 19.00. 
                                         A donation will be collected .  Thank you for coming.