This critically acclaimed international quartet comes to North America for two tours in 2021-22 and makes its Lincoln Center debut as part of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s International Quartets series. In the quartet’s 20-year existence it has established itself as one of Europe’s leading ensembles, and the group’s interpretations and performance appeal has endeared it to a wide and loyal audience. Especially exciting in this program is the pairing of two of the most challenging works in the quartet literature: the somber, intense first quartet of Prokofiev, and Schoenberg’s epic first quartet, still in the hyper-expressive style of his early period. Their most recent recording is Italian Postcards, on Avie Records.
“It’s a rare blend: breadth of sound and capriciousness combined with perfect tuning and ensemble has the players sounding absolutely of one voice… Nothing less than life-affirming.”
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES, 2021-22
November 6, 2021
Santa Monica, CA / The Maestro Foundation / Wolf Italian Serenade; Dvořák String Quartet No. 12, “American;” Beethoven String Quartet No. 9
November 9, 2021
Houston, TX / DACAMERA, with David Shifrin, Clarinet / Verdi “Quando le sere al placido” from Luisa Miller; Weber Clarinet Quintet; Mozart Adagio e Fuga, K. 456; Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Major
November 14, 2021
Montreal, QB, Canada / Pollack Hall / J.S. Bach The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
February 1, 2022
New York, NY / Lincoln Center Debut / Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center / Prokofiev Quartet No. 1 and Schoenberg Quartet No. 1, two of the most challenging works in the quartet literature
February 4 -6, 2022 / NY, MA, CT Tour / Ravel String Quartet in F Major; Golijov Tenebrae; Schubert String Quartet, "Death and the Maiden"
February 4 / Ithaca, NY / Bailey Hall, Cornell University
February 5 / Northampton, MA / Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall at Smith College
February 6 / Clinton, CT / William Stanton Andrews Town Hall