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Triskel Gets To Know … Adrian Mantu

Did you know that Adrian Mantu, cellist with the long-established ConTempo Quartet, recorded music of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ Band of Brothers? We wanted to know more!

Who is your hero? The unsung icebreakers, throughout the human kind history

If you could perform anywhere, where would it be? Besides Triskel 😉 anywhere there is 1+ person in the audience

What is your favourite thing about your career? Interacting with diverse artists & cultures

What motivates you to work hard? Injustice & past memories of my father

What makes you laugh the most? Teasing friends before a concert

What would you sing at a Karaoke night? Creep & La Donna è mobile

Would you rather win the Lotto or work at the perfect job? Why? Both: Winning the Lotto (actually the local village lotto 🙂 will give me the chance to fund & restart the RTÉ String Quartet Residency program. I’ve been working at the most imperfect perfect job since joining the ConTempo Quartet in 1995.

List two pet peeves Ambiguity & people’s wishes to start my rehearsals in time 😉

What three things would you take with you to a desert island? A knife, my cello & Murphy’s Laws book

If you ruled your own country, what would be the first law you would introduce? Actually there will be three:

  • compulsory 3rd level education free of charge for everyone,
  • implementing a new payment system based on credits and
  • the abolishment of the monetary system!

I know, it sounds like total anarchy so I believe  I should stick with the …. music 🎶😇

Adrian will perform with the ConTempo Quartet online from Triskel on Friday 23 April at 8pm. Don’t miss out on the finale of our Spring Quartets series in association with the National String Quartet Foundation. Get your tickets now!