The Aupa Quartet is a string quartet, composing and interpreting modern music while giving pride of place to improvisation in its pieces. With their different origins, cultures and musical tastes, the four musicians have been inspired by Jazz, Funk, Cuban Son and Flamenco, to develop their own, increasingly recognisable, style.
“AUPA: an expression used to encourage someone to rise up or lift something up”.
The music aims to be this interjection, raising the audience’s energy levels and encouraging them to join the quartet in having fun.
From the very first concerts to the present day, the quartet has played at the most important venues in Barcelona, the city it lives in: Jamboree, Apolo, Luz de Gas and the Palau de la Música.
In 2012 the Aupa Quartet played at the Jazzaldia (San Sebastian Jazz Festival), it toured in Spain, Italy, France and China, where it played at the Shanghai Grand Theatre.
In January 2014 the four musicians won the first Made in Shasta competition. Thanks to this award they released their first album “UP” (Self-published in 2015).
The quartet has played live with artists including Gregory Porter, Antony and the Johnsons, Antonio Rey, India Martínez, Rafa Pons, Marco Mezquida, Gerard Nieto, Celeste Alías, Cece Giannotti, Javier Galiana, Julian Sánchez and Raynald Colom.
It has also collaborated in the studio with Sara Baras, Guillem Roma, Sandra Carrasco, Chuchito Valdés, Jerry González and Javier Colina, recording for EMI Music.