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String Quartet Festival | RED Friday

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String Quartet Festival | Concert – CHANGE OF PROGRAM

The Cuarteto Quiroga unfortunately cannot perform due to illness. This results in changes in the program (see above).

€ 18 half-day ticket (10 am to 1.30 pm) incl. the events at 11.15am and 12.30pm

String Quartet Festival | Final Concert

After the concert: Get together with the artists in the festival cafeteria

Quatuor Ébène

In cooperation with Universität Heidelberg

Jörg Widmann & Goldmund Quartett

In cooperation with Heidelberg University

We thank Dr. Andreas Dienerowitz

Armida Quartett

In cooperation with Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Künstler

Jerusalem Quartet

Alexander Pavlovsky, violin
Sergei Bresler, violin
Ori Kam, viola
Kyril Zlotnikov, violoncello

Since the ensemble’s founding in 1993 and subsequent 1996 debut, the four Israeli musicians have embarked on a journey of growth and maturation. This journey has resulted in a wide repertoire and stunning depth of expression, which carries on the string quartet tradition in a unique manner. The ensemble has found its core in a warm, full, human sound and an egalitarian balance between high and low voices. This approach allows the quartet to maintain a healthy relationship between individual expression and a transparent and respectful presentation of the composer’s work. It is also the drive and motivation for the continuing refinement of its interpretations of the classical repertoire as well as exploration of new epochs.

The Jerusalem Quartet is a regular and beloved guest on the world’s great concert stages. With regular bi-annual visits to North America, the quartet has performed in cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, and Cleveland as well as in the Ravinia Festival. In Europe, the quartet enjoys an enthusiastic reception with regular appearances in London’s Wigmore hall, Tonhalle Zürich, Munich Herkulessaal, Theatre des Champs-Elysées, as well as special guest performances at the Auditorium du Louvre Paris, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and festivals such as Salzburg, Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Rheingau, Saint Petersburg White Nights and many others.

The Jerusalem Quartet records exclusively for Harmonia Mundi. The quartet’s recordings, particularly the albums featuring Haydn’s string quartets and Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden”, have been honored with numerous awards such as the Diapason d’Or and the BBC Music Magazine Award for chamber music. In 2018, the quartet released two albums, an album of Dvorak’s String Quintet Op.97 and Sextet Op.48, and a much-awaited recording of the celebrated quartets by Ravel and Debussy. In the spring of 2019, the quartet released a unique album exploring Jewish music in Central Europe between the wars and its far-reaching influence. Israeli Soprano Hila Baggio joined the quartet to perform a collection of Yiddish Cabaret songs from Warsaw in the 1920s. The quartet has commissioned composer Leonid Desyatnikov to arrange these songs, which are sung in Yiddish. Schulhoff’s Five Pieces (1924), a collection of short and light cabaret-like pieces, and Korngold’s Quartet No.2 (1937) are completing the program.

Adelphi Quartett

Maxime Michaluk, violin
Esther Agustí Matabosch, violin
Marko Milenković, viola
Nepomuk Braun, violoncello

The Adelphi Quartet was founded in 2017 by four young European musicians at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. It was their shared passion for chamber music that brought them together at the end of their instrumental studies which they completed with i.a. Igor Ozim, Rainer Schmidt, Thomas Riebl, Benjamin Schmidt, Reinhard Latzko, Heinrich Schiff and Clemens Hagen.

Soon after they started working together they got accepted in the class of Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet), where they pursue a masters degree in chamber music. Further important musical influences include Eberhard Feltz, Gilles Millet and Valentin Erben.

Early on the Adelphi Quartet started to perform all over Europe and other parts of the world. With concerts in the United Kingdom, France, Austria, Germany, Canada and Switzerland amongst others.

In January 2020 the quartet was awarded 1st prize at the competition of the Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation as part of the 2020 String Quartet Festival Heidelberg.

The Adelphi Quartet was founded in 2017 by four young European musicians at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. It was their shared passion for chamber music that brought them together at the end of their instrumental studies which they completed with i.a. Igor Ozim, Rainer Schmidt, Thomas Riebl, Benjamin Schmidt, Reinhard Latzko, Heinrich Schiff and Clemens Hagen.

Soon after they started working together they got accepted in the class of Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet), where they pursue a masters degree in chamber music. Further important musical influences include Eberhard Feltz, Gilles Millet and Valentin Erben.

Early on the Adelphi Quartet started to perform all over Europe and other parts of the world. With concerts in the United Kingdom, France, Austria, Germany, Canada and Switzerland amongst others.

In January 2020 the quartet was awarded 1st prize at the competition of the Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation as part of the 2020 String Quartet Festival Heidelberg.

Baum Quartett

Sun Shin, violin
Onyou Ki, violin
Daekyu Han, viola
Hang-Oh Cho, violoncello

The „Baum Quartett“ is a quartet found in March 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. Through the intensive training over the existing individuals’ talent and potential, they have already received numerous praises for their performances.

In August 2016 they participated in the highly appreciated music festivals, „40. Internationale Sommerakademie für Kammermusik Niedersachsen“ and „9th Trondheim International Chamber Musik Academy 2016“ in October, where the Baum Quartet undertook a concert together with Peter Jarusek (Pavel Haas Quartet).

Their first success so far was achieved in September 2017. The Baum Quartet won the 2nd prize in „Salieri-Zinetti Chamber Music International Competition“, held in Verona. After this, they went on to participate in the „Mendelssohn Musikfestival 2017“, acquiring valuable lessons from one of the best musicians and advanced once again in their style of play.

In Februar 2018 they played Debut Concert in Hamburg Elbphillharmonie, for winning the utmost Kultur Preis, sponsored by Berenberg Bank. In July they won the Audience Prize in Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and in September Finalist of the 1th Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition.

Recently, they won the 1st Prize and Special Prize in the “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory Competition 2020” in Berlin and the 2nd Prize in the “5th Irene Steels-Wilsing String Quartet Competition” in Heidelberg.

Many concerts, both big and small were held regularly, and they were fruitful in bringing the beauty of classical music closer to the hearts of the audience.

Currently they are undertaking Chambermusic under the guidance of Professor Oliver Wille at the Musikhochschule Hannover and Professor Günter Pichler at the Reina Sofia Music School in Madrid.

Marmen Quartet

Johannes Marmen, violin
Ricky Gore, violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish, viola
Steffan Morris, violoncello

Winners of the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, the Marmen Quartet is emerging as one of the most interesting voices on the chamber music scene. Founded in 2013 at the Royal College of Music, London, the Marmen Quartet won the 1st Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition 2019 (shared first prize with the Viano String Quartet). Additional accolades include winning the 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition, Second Prize as well as the Special Prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work (Four Quarters by Thomas Adès) at the 8th International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition and both the Haydn Prize and Canadian Commission Prize at the Banff Competition.

They are the Young Quartet in Residence at Wiltshire Music Centre and they have received awards from the Musicians Company/Concordia Foundation, the Hattori Foundation, Help Musicians, as well as the Royal Philharmonic Society Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize.

As the current holders of the Guildhall School of Music String Quartet Fellowship, they are based in London where they study with Simon Rowland-Jones and John Myerscough. They are also completing a Master of Chamber Music with Oliver Wille at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.

The Marmen Quartet has appeared on ‘CBC Radio’, ‘Deutschlandfunk Kultur,’ ‘Swedish Radio’ and ‘BBC Radio 3.’ Festival highlights include performances in Hitzacker, Lockenhaus, Edinburgh Fringe, North Norfolk and Lake District.

In the upcoming season, they are looking forward to a Beethoven Cycle in Sweden, their debut in the Berlin Philharmonie, a cruise to Norway, a tour to Japan, and octet performances with the Doric String Quartet. As part of its First Prize at Banff, the Marmen Quartet will tour numerous concert halls throughout Europe in 2020, amongst others Amsterdam, Basel, Merano, Nuremberg and Zurich.

Danish String Quartet

Frederik Øland, violin
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin
Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola
Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, violoncello

Among today’s many exceptional chamber music groups, the Danish String Quartet continuously asserts its preeminence. The Quartet’s playing reflects impeccable musicianship, sophisticated artistry, exquisite clarity of ensemble, and, above all, an expressivity inextricably bound to the music, from Haydn to Shostakovich to contemporary scores. Their performances bring a rare musical spontaneity, giving audiences the sense of hearing even treasured canon repertoire as if for the first time, and exuding a palpable joy in music-making that have made them enormously indemand on main concert stages throughout the world.

Since its debut in 2002, the Danish String Quartet has demonstrated a special affinity for Scandinavian composers, from Nielsen, Hans Abrahamsen, Bent Sørensen and traditional Nordic folk music, alongside music of Mozart and Beethoven. The recipient of many awards and prestigious appointments, including the Borletti Buitoni Trust, the Danish String Quartet was named in 2013 as BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists and appointed to the The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two) at the Lincoln Center in NYC.

The group takes an active role in reaching new audiences through special projects. In 2007, they established the DSQ Festival, now in its 11th year, which takes place in an intimate and informal setting in Copenhagen. This October, the Danish String Quartet performed, over the course of six concerts, the complete Beethoven cycle of 16 string quartets. In 2016, they inaugurated a new concert series, Series of Four, which they both perform and invite colleagues —the Ebène Quartet, mandolin player Chris Thile, among others—to appear at the venerable Danish Radio Concert Hall. Concerts this season have ranged from a chamber version of the Fauré Requiem, a recital with violinist Augustin Hadelich and a world premiere of Bent Sørensen’s Dancers and Disappearance for string quartet and accordion.

The Danish String Quartet has received numerous citations and prizes, including First Prize in the Danish Radio Chamber Music Competition, the Vagn Homboe String Quartet Competition and the Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition in the Netherlands, as well as the Audience Prize at the Trondheim International String Quartet Competition in 2005. In 2009, the Danish String Quartet won First Prize in the 11th London International String Quartet Competition, now known as the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition, and return to the celebrated London concert hall frequently. The Quartet was the awarded the 2010 NORDMETALLEnsemble Prize at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival in Germany, and in 2011, they received the Carl Nielsen Prize, the highest cultural honor in Denmark. Most recently, the Quartet received its first GRAMMY nomination in 2019, for the first release of its five-disc recording project, PRISM, on the ECM New Series label.

In addition to the subsequent recording releases for the PRISM recording project, future performance ventures include the full PRISM cycle at La Jolla Music Society over the span of five concerts in November 2019, and the complete Beethoven cycle at Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in February 2020 and at the Schubert Club in St. Paul, MN in May 2020.

For four seasons, beginning in 2020/2021, the Danish String Quartet will begin a collaboration with four acclaimed composers – Bent Sørensen, Lotta Wennäkoski, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Thomas Adès. The four composers will compose works to complement and juxtapose four of Schubert’s greatest chamber works, the String Quartet in G Major, D. 887, String Quartet in D minor, D. 810 – “Death and the Maiden, ” String Quartet in A Minor, D. 804 “Rosamunde,” and String Quintet in D Major, D. 956. All the works will be premiered at Carnegie Hall, NYC and tour world wide. Future projects also include a musical investigation of William Heinesen’s ‘De fortabte spillemænd’, a ‘time based media’-project dealing with Ligetis music and how it has been used in Stanley Kubrick’s movies as well as several outreach initiatives in local musical centers in Denmark. *

Violinists Frederik Øland and Rune Tonsgaard Sørenson and violist Asbjorn Norgaard met as children at a music summer camp where they played soccer and made music together. As teenagers, they began the study of classical chamber music and were mentored by Tim Frederiksen of Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Academy of Music. In 2008, the three Danes were joined by Norwegian cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin.

Quatuor Tchalik

In 2019, the Tchalik Quartet participated in the festival’s Chamber Music Academy.

The Tchalik Quartet has the peculiarity of being composed of four brothers and sisters. Born into a family with Russian origins and where music holds a central place, they have played together from a very early age. This immersion in chamber music has enabled them to develop a closeness and natural harmony and sensitivity which are apparent in their music.

The above qualities have been recognised at the very first international competition in which they have taken part. In February 2018, the Tchalik Quartet brilliantly came away with 1st Prize and a Special Prize for the best interpretation of a Mozart quartet at the International Mozart Competition 2018 in Salzburg.

The Quartet has studied with such internationally renowned musicians as Jan Talich and Vladimír Bukac (Talich Quartet), Yovan Markovitch (Quatuor Danel), Luc-Marie Aguerra (Quatuor Ysaye), and Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartett). In 2016, they were admitted into the class of Günter Pichler (first violin and founder of the legendary Alban Berg Quartet) at the Escuela Superior de Mùsica Reina Sofia in Madrid, and since 2019 they are studying with Krzysztof Chorzelski (Belcea Quartet). Thanks to these prestigious musicians who represent the different European musical traditions at their highest level, the Tchalik Quartet has developed a fine repertoire of classical and romantic music.

They are also keen players of the contemporary repertoire. They have premiered works by composers like Jacques Boisgallais, Michèle Reverdy, Bastien David, and they are releasing in 2019 their first album Short Stories dedicated to Thierry Escaich’s chamber music works, with whom they have been working for a while. This album has just been awarded the Choc de Classica.

The Quartet has played at prestigious festivals in France, including those of Radio France Occitanie Montpellier, Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Orangerie de Sceaux, Périgord Noir, Musicales du Golfe, Festival des Forêts, Festival de violoncelle de Beauvais, and the Festival du Comminges. They also played at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rouen, at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaisme in Paris, and in 2020 they will be on stage at the Auditorium du Louvre.

Internationally they have been invited to the Rheingau Festival in Germany, to the Midis Minimes in Brussels, to the Bodensee Festival in Switzerland, to the Palazetto Bru Zane in Venice, to the Haydn Festival at the Esterhazy Castle in Hungary, to the Mendelssohn House in Leipzig and to the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In December 2019, they had their first tour in China. They have also been regularly invited on radios such as France Musique, Radio Classique, Musiq’3 (RTBF), SWR2, Espace 2 (RTS), BBC 3…

The young musicians also received the Chamber Music Award at the International Summer Academy of Vienna University (ISA) and the Award of the Fondazione Monte dei Paschi 2017 in Siena. They are laureate of the Tremplin de la Philharmonie de Paris, and are supported by the Safran Foundation. By the end of 2017, the Quartet had become designated residents of ProQuartet and was selected by Simone Gramaglia (Quartetto di Cremona) to take part in the Le Dimore del Quartetto project in Italy. In 2019 the Tchalik Quartet became laureate of the academy of the Heidelberger Frühling.

The instruments played by the members of the Quartet are exclusively made for them by violin maker Philippe Mitéran and bow-maker Konstantin Cheptitski.

The Tchaliks regularly play as a quintet with their pianist brother, Dania Tchalik.