Rastrelli Cello Quartet
A singularly unique ensemble, the Rastrelli Cello Quartet has been thrilling audiences with their renderings of non-traditional programming since 2002 with a mission to perform music “between the genres,” and their widely varied programs mix comfortably works by Bach, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky with that of The Beatles, George Gershwin, and Dave Brubeck .
The Rastrelli have performed in many of Europe’s great concert halls. In addition, they have performed numerous concert tours in the USA, Europe, and Russia. The Rastrelli Quartet currently has seven recordings on the Solo Musica, TonArt, Manchester and Genuin labels.
"They were a huge success. Rastrelli has only gotten better. As always, they were their personable, charming selves and we had a great time with them. Thank you for making it happen!" Alisa Bohon, Artistic Director - Arts at Abingdon
"The Rastrelli’s were wonderful." Hans Sturm - Meadowlark Festival
"Riveting...Very entertaining...wild cheers...These four musicians could sound like a classical symphony one moment and play ragtime, jazz, klezmer or even a polka the next. They bring a whole new dimension to everything they choose to play."
The Barrie Examiner, Ontario, Canada
“They are men on a mission. The Rastrelli Cello Quartet, four Russians living in Germany, is out to cross all genres.”
Strings magazine, California, USA
“Rastrelli stands on the fundamentals of ensemble unity, responsiveness, virtuosity and spirited musicality”
San Antonio Express-News, USA
“Teufelscellistenqualitäten…” The qualities of a Devil of violoncellist! “
Kieler Nachrichten, Kiel ,Germany
“Einfach grossartig!” „Just splendid!“ Heilbronner Stimme, Heilbronn, Germany
“Unique is not only the cast of this quartet but their extreme ability, their unity and capability to fascinate the public.”
Neue Züricher Zeitung Switzerland
“…each is a virtuoso in his own right, and together they play with a sense of musical purpose and personal camaraderie that is infectious” The Irish Times, Dublin, Ireland
“filigrane Romantik” “sophisticated romantic” Play, Moscow, Russia
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