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The Quartet was formed in 2008 by Giorgos Panagiotidis (violin), Kostas Panagiotidis (violin), Ali Başeğmezler (viola) and Dimitris Travlos (cello) and has met resounding acclaim by the Greek audience and Press. The Greek newspapers have described it as "The new up-and-coming quartet", with various other critiques mentioning their "unique style", their "bright and compact sound", their "virtuosic efficiency" and their "expressive phrasing".
Each member of the Quartet is extremely talented, trained at world class institutions and has performed with various orchestras and famous conductors. Giorgos Panagiotidis was the assistant Concertmaster of the Athens Camerata, Orchestra of the Friends of Music, Kostas Panagiotidis is the concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra of the NERIT, Ali Başeğmezler was the principal viola player of the Athens Camerata, Orchestra of the Friends of Music, and Dimitris Travlos is a member of the Athens State Orchestra. They are also members of the Ensemble Modern and Ergon Ensemble.
Tetraktys has been nominated by Megaron-The Athens Concert Hall as ECHO Rising Stars for 2011-2012. In this framework the Quartet has performed in most of the European Concert Halls, such Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Cité de la Musique Paris (quartet biennale dedicated to Wolfagang Rihm), Luxembourg Philharmonie, Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Kölner Philharmonie, Musikverein Wien, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Town Hall & Symphony Hall Birmingham, Stockholms Konserthus and L’Auditori Barcelona, receiving praising reviews from the audience and the Press. In 2014 the quartet has also performed in Carnegie Hall, invited by the Onassis Foundation in the framework of the events for the end of the Greek presidency of the European Union.
The Quartet's repertoire is diverse and exciting, trying to combine the Classical period with the Contemporary: in their concerts they have combined Ligeti with Mozart, Skalkottas with Haydn, Webern with Beethoven. Currently they are exploring repertoire with electronics too.

 

Giorgos Panagiotidis, violin

He was born in Drama Greece in 1982 and started violin lessons with his father at the age of 5. At the age of 13 he won the first prize for young musicians at the Kocian violin competition in Ústí nad Orlicí of the Czech Republic. He was then accepted in the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich where he studied with Gottfried Schneider and graduating in 2004 with the loan of a Nicolau Gagliano violin for 2 years. After graduation he joined Prof. Lydia Dubrovskaya’s class and in 2007 he returned to Greece to take up the position of assistant Concertmaster of the Athens Camerata – Orchestra of the Friends of Music.
He has worked with many other ensembles, including the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, and has collaborated with famous conductors, such as Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez and Sir Neville Marriner. He has performed in many European concert halls, among which the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Herkulessaal München, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Salle Pleyel Paris.
He is also founding member of ERGON Ensemble.

Kostas Panagiotidis, violin

He was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1977 and started violin lessons with his father at the age of 7. Having shown excellent progress, he received his violin diploma with Honors at the age of 15 from the Kavalla Municipal Conservatory. He was awarded a scholarship from the State Conservatory of Northern Greece, in order to attend Ginga Gitshova’s violin classes at the Music Academy of Sofia. In 1995 he continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich with Gottfried Schneider and graduated in 1999. He received his postgraduate diploma in 2001 (Aufbau Studium).
He has attended seminars and masterclasses and participated in recitals and chamber music concerts in Greece, Austria, Italy and Germany. He has performed as a soloist with the Athens State Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Sofia. He has been a member of the Athens State Orchestra (2003-2007), the Athens Camerata – Orchestra of the Friends of Music (until 2010) and the National Symphonic Orchestra of the Greek Radio-Television.
He is member of ERGON Ensemble and also a member of the Tetraktys Quartet, with whom he has performed in the most important European Concert halls.
He is the concertmaster of the new National Symphonic Orchestra of NERIT since 2014.

Ali Başeğmezler, viola

He was born in Ankara Turkey. He started his music education in Ankara Conservatory with Feza Gökmen. After his graduation he went to Leipzig "Hochschule für Musik und Theater – Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" to continue studying with Prof. Tatjana Masurenko in 2001.
By the time he also played as a tutti viola in "Halle Opernhaus" (2002-2004) and practiced under the guidance of world famous viola players such as Bruno Guiranna, Stefan Kamasa and Nobuko Imai.
He finished his graduate (2006) and masters degree (2008) with the title "very good".
Since 1997 he has played with many orchestras through Europe as a guest or as a soloist. He performed Nejat Basegmezler’s Viola Concerto "Lausanne" as a World premiere with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra Ankara in 2008.
During the period 2005-2014, he was the principal violist of Camerata – The Friends of Music orchestra in Athens.
He is also founding member of ERGON Ensemble.

Dimitris Travlos, cello

He was born in 1978 in Berlin. He started his cello lessons at the age of four with Dana Chatzigeorgiou and continued his studies with Renato Ripo. He received his diploma in 1998.
Further studies in the Vienna Academy for Music and Performing Arts with Prof. Johannes Meissl and Prof. Josef Luitz. He has participated in master classes with Anatol Krastev, David Strange, Maria Kliegel, Maria Tchaikovska, Heinrich Schiff, Vincent Stadlmair, Kerstin Feltz, along with chamber music seminars with the Artis Quartet and the Altenburg Trio.
He is also founding member of ERGON Ensemble and since 2003, a member of the Athens State Orchestra.

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