New releases

Georgi Catoire:
Piano Quin­tet op. 28 (1914) and Piano Quar­tet op. 31 (1916)

Rar­ity turns out to be a discovery

Ini­ti­at­or for the record­ing (at Deutsch­land­funk in Cologne in May 2020) is the pian­ist Oliv­er Triendl, our long­stand­ing cham­ber music part­ner and a proven spe­cial­ist in find­ing unknown, often wrongly for­got­ten repertoire.

The CD was released by Capric­cio on 8 Janu­ary 2021.

Grigori Frid: “Phädra” op. 78,1 and Piano Quin­tet op. 72

World premiere on CD
released on 5 Feb­ru­ary 2021 

Beeth­oven cycle as streaming

Our Beeth­oven cycle at Holzhau­senschloesschen Frank­furt from 11–20 Novem­ber 2020 unfor­tu­nately could not take place as planned due to the corona pandemic. 

The organ­izer Buer­ger­stif­tung Frank­furt, recor­ded three con­certs without audience. 

The con­certs can be accessed on the organizer’s media lib­rary or on our web­site under “media”.

Pro­gramme 1:
Beeth­oven: string quar­tets F major op. 18,1 / C major op. 59,3 / c sharp minor op. 131

Pro­gramme 2:
Beeth­oven: string quar­tets A major op. 18,5 / B flat major op. 130

Pro­gramme 3:
Beeth­oven: string quar­tets G major op. 18,2 / f minor op. 95 / E flat major op. 127


Due to the corona pan­dem­ic, the 2021 edi­tion of the SLIGO INTER­NA­TION­AL CHAM­BER MUSIC FEST­IV­AL will have to be can­celled again after 2020.
We look for­ward to see­ing you on the May Bank Hol­i­day week­end in Ire­land from 29 April — 2 May 2022. 

It all star­ted for us with a pilot pro­ject in Septem­ber 1999:

A string quar­tet was looked after which was to work closely with loc­al music groups, schools and edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions as part of an ini­tially three-year res­id­ency in Sligo which was later exten­ded by two years due to the great suc­cess, in order to devel­op the north-west of Ire­land music­ally and cul­tur­ally. The pro­ject was fun­ded and organ­ized jointly by the Sligo County Coun­cil and Music Net­work, the state music devel­op­ment organization.

A con­cert series, a music school was foun­ded, there were reg­u­lar lec­tures and vis­its to primary schools and sec­ond­ary schools. A cham­ber music fest­iv­al should bring inter­na­tion­al atten­tion.
Drum­cliffe Church where the Irish nation­al poet Wil­li­am But­ler Yeats is bur­ied is the festival’s main ven­ue. It is loc­ated a few miles out­side Sligo between the Irish Sea and the table moun­tain ‘Ben Bul­ben’.
The Sligo Inter­na­tion­al Cham­ber Music Fest­iv­al has estab­lished itself among the lead­ing fest­ivals in Ire­land to which cham­ber music fans from Ire­land, European coun­tries and North Amer­ic­an music lov­ers travel annu­ally over the May Bank Hol­i­day (the first week­end in May).

Our cham­ber music series at Konzer­thaus Berlin 

Our next con­cert of the series planned for March 6, 2021 has to be can­celled. We will hope­fully be able to give you a catch-up date soon.

In the 2021/22 sea­son we hope for nor­mal con­certs with 4 dates.
Please make a note of the fol­low­ing Sat­urdays:
18.12.2021 / 29.01.2022 / 02.04.2022 / 21.05.2022

This sea­son will be a com­bin­a­tion of two catch-up con­certs from the 2020/21 sea­son with pure Beeth­oven pro­grammes and a com­bin­a­tion of Beeth­oven plus Dov­rak and Janacek. In the last con­cert — themed ‘Kreutzer Son­ata’ -, the act­or Till Wein­heimer (with a read­ing of excerpts from Tolstoi’s ‘Kreutzer Son­ata’) and the pian­ist Cas­par Frantz will be our guests.

The exact sea­son pro­gramme can be found under our projects.

Inter­na­tion­al Cham­ber Music Fest­iv­al Hom­burg 2021

take place from 27 Septem­ber — 3 October

Under the motto “Con­stel­la­tions” we again wel­come numer­ous guests such as Pau­line Sachse (viola), Alexej Gor­latch (piano) and the Erlendis Gui­tar Quar­tet. With Oliv­er Triendl we will per­form Catoire’s piano quin­tet which was released on CD at the begin­ning of this year. Accor­di­on­ist Vivi­ane Chas­sot is cel­eb­rat­ing the 100th birth­day of Astor Piazzo­lla with us and we will be heard in the Jazz and Strings pro­gramme with the Helmut Lör­scher Trio.

A var­ied pro­gramme awaits you with works by Bach, Beeth­oven, Chop­in, Dvořák, Dutil­leux, Moz­art, Tans­man and others.

World premiere

On Octo­ber 8, 2021, the world prmiere of a cla­ri­net quin­tet by the Ber­lin com­poser Chris­ti­an Jost will take place as part of the Schwet­zin­gen Moz­art Fest­iv­al.
Nikolaus Friedrich plays the cla­ri­net part.