The Ad libitum String Quartet

Remus Azoiţei, 1st violin
Şerban Mereuţă, 2nd violin
Bogdan Bişoc, viola
Filip Papa, cello

An ensemble with artistic experience over two decades and a half, with the international prestige gained through thousands of rehearsal hours, through recordings, memorable concerts and especially through the most important international awards for the quartet - The Grand Prize for Interpretation, The Press Prize and the Disc Award , st the 1997 edition of the Evian Contest (France).
Ad libitum has long been a "cultural good" of Iasi, loved and expected by music enthusiasts.
The Ad libitum string quartet was founded in 1988 at the George Enescu Art University in Iasi. Founding members: Adrian Berescu (violin I), Serban Mereuţă (violin II), Bogdan Bişoc (viola), Filip Papa (violoncello).
After benefiting from the guidance of Professor Bujor Prelipcean and then from well-known quartets such as Fine Arts, Juilliard or Amadeus, the Ad libitum Quartet won the 1997 Grand Prize, the Press Award and the Music Award at the Evian Contest, considered The most important gender competition in the world. Other notable successes followed, including the 1st Prize at the Max Reger Contest in Germany.
Ad libitum takes tours in Europe and is invited by prestigious festivals such as: Printemps des Arts (Monte Carlo), Orlando Festival (Netherlands), Luberon (France), Bensheim (Germany), Gstaad (Switzerland), Maribor Festival (Netherlands), etc. He also concerts in famous concert halls such as Musée D'Orsay and Cortot (Paris), Diligentia (Hague), De Doelen (Rotterdam), Konzerthaus (Berlin), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Kaisersaal (Frankfurt) Bonn), Temppeliaukion (Helsinki), Romanian Atheneum (Bucharest), Moldova Philharmonic (Iasi), etc.
The Ad libitum Quartet made radio and TV recordings at: TVR Iasi, TV Romania, Radio France, Hesischen Rundfunk, Sudwest-Rundfunk, TV VARA-Amsterdam.
Since April 2008, Ad Libitum has been named the Moldavian Philharmonic State Quartet in Iasi, in recognition of the work performed on major world scenes.
Between 2011-2017, Alexandru Tomescu performed as the first violinist of the Ad Libitum string quartet.


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