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August 23rd, 2021


KUG . Palais Meran . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstraße 15

8010 Graz

Workshoppresentation Elisa Azzarà and Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka . Instruments + Voices


Elisa Azzarà flutes, voice

Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka double bass, voice


Miniatures and works by Yuval Adler | Marco Benetti | Xue Han | Jieun Jeong | Leonardo Mezzalira (Call for Score Pieces by impuls participants 2021)


How can we compose for instruments, while integrating the voices of the instrumentalists as part of the sonority? This question, posed by flutist Elisa Azzarà and double bass player Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka, both musicians of Schallfeld Ensemble, was the starting point for a collaboration with impuls Academy composers, exploring together ways of "extended instrumental composing" and discovering possibilities of the voice as an expansion of their instruments, looking for ways of combination, fusion or differentiation in their sonic potential.


limited number of seats | for impuls participants only

co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union




August 23rd, 2021




Lichtenfelsgasse 14

8010 Graz


Due to flood damages relocated to:
KUG . TIP . Theater im Palais
Leonhardstraße 15
8010 Graz

Quartetto Maurice

Georgia Privitera violin

Laura Bertolino violin

Francesco Vernero viola

Aline Privitera cello


Antonis Rouvelas Interstigmata (short version) (2008-09, Austrian premiere)

Alyssa Aska Klangwesen (2020, world premiere)

Mattia Clera In una e Lei (2018, world premiere)

Beltrán Gonzáles and when you open your eyes, it'll still be there (2020, Austrian premiere)

Kevin Leomo at the still point (2021, world premiere)

Amir Khalaf Rhombos, study for motion and resonance (2021, Austrian premiere)

In 2021 Quartetto Maurice is invited to impuls for the first time both as festival ensemble and tutor.

Since its formation, a constant and tireless research on sound has been the trait that has best distinguished the Quartetto Maurice. After an in-depth investigation of the traditional classical repertoire, which has guaranteed a meticulous approach to the score and an extreme attention to the performance’s details, the quartet showed the need to place the music of the 20th and 21th centuries at the very heart of its repertoire, exploring a great variety of contemporary languages.

Over the years, the Quartetto Maurice carried out an intensive training in the contemporary music repertoire, together with the greatest performers and composers of the international scene like Márta and György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, Philippe Manoury, Marco Stroppa, Mauro Lanza, Chaya Czernowin, Simon Steen-Andersen, Marco Momi, Arditti Quartet, Quatuor Diotima, Klangforum Wien, etc. It is active in promoting new music through commissions to young composers, keeping an open mind on the complex contemporary music panorama.

At the impuls Academy, Quartetto Maurice works with young impuls participants in the course of readings, feedback rounds and intense rehearsals in order to prepare a total of six world and Austrian premieres of works by young uprising composers selected in the course of a Call for Scores.

Due to flood damages and the associated relocation of the venue, unfortunately no tickets are available for sale.


admission: € 16.- / € 11.- (reduced)

€ 6.- (music students with identity-card at the box-office)

limited number of seats | reservation required under due to Corona-precautions