The Elan Quintet
began from a compendium of performance experience in lyric, symphonic and chamber music shared between its members, all musicians of the opera orchestra of the Palau de les Arts. The combination of string quartet with double bass has opened up a richness of tone and distinct soundscape that the Elan Quintet has dedicated to exploring, celebrating works by composers such as Dvorak and Cambini and rediscovering forgotten masterpieces such as by Onslow and Bridge.
Described as a “delicious discovery” (Las Provincias) and “playing of great charm” (Gramophone Magazine), the Elan Quintet has recorded and performed with Grammy Award winning composer Claudia Montero for her 2016 CD “Irremediablemente Buenos Aires” as well as for international clarinet soloist Joan Enric Lluna. In 2015, the quintet began their project with Naxos Records to record the little known string quintets of George Onslow.