Petra is a founder member “Solistes Europeens, Luxembourg” (SEL) which has for the last 30 years been one of the main attractions of Luxembourg’s music scene. She has just returned to the Algarve after performing in their most recent concert. The Quarteto de Barlavento has asked her to join them as their guest as they perform the Stringquintett KV 516 from W.A. Mozart in this charity concert.

On Saturday 25th March the Quarteto do Barlavento, well known in the Algarve will perform a delightful programme of classical music at the Teatro Mascarenhas Gregorio in Silves. The evening’s programme features some of the finest string quartet music ever written: Mozart’s String Quartet KV 525 (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik), Mozart’s String Quartet KV 516. It also includes the famous Waltz N° 2 by Shostakovich and a piece by local composer from Portimão Cristovao Silva “Recuerdos de Buenos Aires”. Each half is approximately 40 mins.

Its members are Bernhard Schlunder on violin, is President of the Praia da Rocha Rotary Club. He has played in concerts as a soloist in string quartets, Algarve International Orchestra (AIO) & the Barlavento Ensemble. Christel Schlunder on viola d’arco has also played in concerts with the AIO, the Orchestra Medica Iberico (OMI) and string quartets. Petra Axt-Adam on violin joined the Quarteto do Barlavento in 2021. She also plays with the AIO & OMI. In Holland she was a member of Rotterdam’s Youth Orchestra & the Baroque Orchestra of Gouda. Daniela Zlatkin on violoncello also joined Quarteto do Barlavento in 2021. Since arriving in the Algarve in 2020 she has become part of the Algarve Camarata & Orquestra Sinfonica do Algarve. She has played with various Orchestras in Israel and Holland and has conducted youth orchestras and is the director of two music schools.

The theatre doors open at 7pm and attendees will be welcomed with drinks & snacks before the performance at 8pm. Bookings and additional information please contact Sue Butler-Cole email: - Mob: +351 933 374 865 alternatively Maria Carvalho Mob: +351 916 145 739. Tickets are a 25 euro donation per person which includes drinks and snacks. All funds raised will go towards Silves Rotary Club Educational Project.


Silves Rotary Club’s educational projects in local Silves schools provide pupils with the experiences and resources to expand their knowledge of the world, to build their self-esteem and maximise their opportunities. The Rotary Club of Silves works hard to raise funds so that it can help and support local schools in providing some of these stimulating extra curricula activities. Your attending this concert means that, not only will you be experiencing a lovely evening in a wonderful setting, but you will also be directly contributing to these such worthwhile school projects.