Cuarteto Quiroga won the 2018 National Music Award of Spain and were the first artists in residence at the Royal Palace of Madrid.   They take their name from the great Galician Violinist of the early 20th Century, Manuel Quiroga Losada.  


Haydn's C major quartet is an entertaining and sunny work with a high-spirited finale that is guaranteed to raise a smile. Conversely, Beethoven's A minor quartet contains a profound 'hymn of thanksgiving' as its rarified slow movement, transporting the listener into the internal world of the profoundly deaf composer.  Argentinian Alberto Ginastera wrote his first quartet in 1948, a contrasting work with instructions including 'Allegro violento' and 'Calmo e poetico'.

Cuarto Quiroga