We are a string quartet, composing and interpreting modern music while giving pride of place to improvisation in our pieces. With our different origins, cultures and musical tastes, we have been inspired by Jazz, Funk, Cuban Son and Flamenco, to develop our own, increasingly recognisable, style.
"AUPA: an expression used to encourage someone to rise up or lift something up".
Our music aims to be this interjection, raising the audience's energy levels and encouraging them to join us in having fun.
From our very first gigs to the present day, we have played at the most important venues in Barcelona, the city we live in: Jamboree, Apolo, Luz de Gas and the Palau de la Música.
In 2012 we played at the Jazzaldia
In January 2014 we won the first Made in Shasta competition
We have played live with artists including Gregory Porter, Antony and the Johnsons (now Anohni), Antonio Rey, India Martínez, Rafa Pons, Marco Mezquida, Gerard Nieto, Celeste Alías, Cece Giannotti, Javier Galiana, Julian Sánchez and Raynald Colom.
We have also collaborated in the studio with Sara Baras, Guillem Roma, Sandra Carrasco, Chuchito Valdés, Jerry González and Javier Colina, recording for EMI Music.
Find out more about these and other news in our News section
|1 · jun · 2019||BARCELONA||Free Strings|| EMAC
|4 · jun · 2019||BARCELONA||Private concert||
|23 · jun · 2019||STA MARIA D'OLÓ||Preparing the trip|| La Plana
|13 · jul · 2019||MOIÀ||Free Strings (curso del 13 al 21 de julio)|| Campus musical del Moianès
|10 · ago · 2019||PLENTZIA||Preparing the trip|| Agorrijazz Festibala
|17 · ago · 2019||EL VENDRELL||Peparing the trip|| Auditori Pau Casals
|18 · ago · 2019||ASTURIAS||Free Strings|| Folkonexions
|10 · nov · 2019||BARBERÀ DEL VALLÉS||Travelling|| Teatre Municipal Cooperativa
UP is our first album. We present our sound through six original tracks and one cover version (El Manisero). In these tracks, Jazz, Funk and Cuban Sound are interwoven, contrasting with the classical sound of a string quartet.
The necessary push to make this album came from the producer Shasta Daisy Produccions
Aupa Quartet was selected for a Showcase at Musicora 2018
From 2013 we are part of the organization of Barcelona Fiddle Congress
In parallel to the Fiddle Congress, the same team organizes the Trobada Fiddle