The 2023/24 season will once again feature our subscription series at Konzerthaus Berlin with four concerts, each Saturday at 6:00 pm:
October 28, 2023
January 20, 2024
March 16, 2024
May 04, 2024
Info and tickets / subscriptions are available at Konzerthaus Berlin:
In the 2024/25 season we will celebrate our 40th Anniversary!
This is hard to believe.
Four decades with the same line-up (this is unique in the scene) have allowed us to grow together not only musically but also personally into a solid unit.
We thought about what we actually stand for and what we are particularly interested in. Haydn and Schubert are always part of our programs and inspire us again and again. Our complete recording of Antonin Dvorak’s string quartets will be completed this year. Dvorak’s music has accompanied us intensively through many years now and we have grown together with it. Our quartet was deeply influenced by our love of classical modern music and especially of the New Vienna School.
Giuseppe Verdi’s string quartet was featured on our first CD which we produced for BMG/RCA. Louis Théodore Gouvry’s string quartet No. 5 was a discovery for us. Rarely heard and composed in the temporal proximity to Verdi’s quartet these works, supplemented by Erwin Schulhoff’s “5 pieces for string quartet” build an exciting program.
Joseph Haydn: string quartet E flat major op. 64/6 Hob. III:64
Alban Berg: stgring quartet op. 3
Antonin Dvořák: string quartet G major op. 106
Louis Théodore Gouvy: string quartet No. 5 C minor op. 68
Erwin Schulhoff: 5 pieces for string quartet
Giuseppe Verdi: string quartet E minor
Joseph Haydn: string quartet D major op. 76/5 Hob. III:79
Anton Webern: 5 mouvements for string quartet op. 5
Franz Schubert: string quartet d minor „Death and the Maiden”
First version of Verdi’s String Quartet E minor presented in Leipzig.
The University of Leipzig, Leipzig Opera and the University of Music and Theater made an extraordinary event possible: “A string quartet never heard before”.
On 27 March, 2023 we were able to present the first version of Giuseppe Verdi’s Quartet in E minor from 1873 in the concert foyer of the Opera in Leipzig. The piece has only been heard in the revised printed version of 1876 so far.
The first version, peppered with quotations from Verdi’s operas, was recently published by Prof. Dr. Anselm Gerhard, long-time head of the Musicology Institute at the University of Bern and a recognized opera specialist, in a critical edition by Henle Verlag.
In the Lecture Concert, both version were contrasted with each other.
In March and summer 2023 we will record the next two quartets (A minor op. 16 and C major op. 61) at Börne Studios in Berlin for our complete Dvořák recording.
Four albums have already been released.
17th Nordhessische Kindermusiktage with the Vogler Quartet are in planning for the period 13–16 June, 2023.
We are happy to realize projects with Kassel school children after two years.
In 2021 and 2022, the days had to be canceled due to the pandemic.
Our concert series at Konzerthaus Berlin is entering its 26h season !
Since 1993/94 we have been able to use a Carte Blanche for our own concert series in the chamber music hall of Berlin Konzerthaus with an annually changing focus and internationally renowned guests who usually support us in two concerts.
In 2022/23 Andra Darzins (viola), Lucas Fels (violoncello) and Caspar Frantz (piano) will performing with us in sextet and quintet programs.
Our dates for the 2022/23 season:
Saturday — December 3, 2022
Saturday — February 4, 2023
Saturday — April 1, 2023
Saturday — May 20, 2023
More information on our concert list:
For all string quartet fans there is now a “String Quartet Quartet”.
32 ensembles were selected for the card game by the VAN online Magazine for Classical Music. We are on!
More information can be found here:
Vol. 4 (2 CDs) of our Dvořák complete recording was published on October 5, 2021.
String Quartets No. 2 in B flat major and No. 5 in F minor op. 9
Trio C major op. 74 for wo violins and viola
Further releases in 2021
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.
The album was nominated for the ICMA 2022.
Grigori Frid: “Phädra” op. 78,1 and Piano Quintet op. 72