|The Simón Bolívar String Quartet kicks off National Tour|
|Friday, 08 July 2011 09:01|
The Simón Bolívar String Quartet embarks today on a five-city national tour aimed at promoting chamber music in Venezuela. From July 8 to 12, the Simón Bolívar String Quartet members —who are also members of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela — Alejandro Carreño (violin), Boris Suárez (violin), Ismel Campos (viola) and Aimon Mata (cello) will play works by Bach, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Ginastera in the cities of San Felipe, Barquisimeto, Valera, Maracaibo and Coro.
This tour will give the quartet the opportunity to share ideas, knowledge and experiences with musicians and groups from other cities. According to violinist Alejandro Carreño, one of the purposes of the quartet is to develop a network of string quartets in Venezuela and South America with the idea of popularizing chamber music among children and young people.