Brett Dean composer
Almost every morning during the String Quartet Biennale, various events will shed light on diverse aspects of the quartet. The Coffee Talk, which focuses on personal views on the quartet, will be followed by a masterclass, lecture or talk involving a more in-depth approach.
The Australian violist/composer/conductor Brett Dean has a relatively small string quartet oeuvre; however, he has made his mark on the international string quartet scene. Prior to the première of his latest string quartet this evening, he takes a detailed look at his earlier works, in collaboration with a string quartet from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
This talk will be given in English.
Doric String Quartet
Alex Redington violin
Ying Xue violin
Hélène Clément viola
John Myerscough cello
Brett Dean viola
Joseph Haydn String Quartet no. 37, op. 33/1
Brett Dean String Quartet no. 3 ‘Hidden Agendas’ (Dutch première)*
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quintet, op. 29 ‘Storm’
*Co-commission String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam in collaboration with Musica Viva Australia, Berlin Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall, Edinburgh International Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival
Brett Dean is a truly versatile musician. Formerly a violist with the Berliner Philharmoniker, these days he is highly active as a chamber musician, conductor, soloist and composer. The Doric String Quartet has a long history of collaboration with Dean. It will perform the Dutch première of his new string quartet and subsequently join forces with him in Beethoven’s ‘Storm’ quintet.
2020 marks Beethoven’s 250th anniversary. The String Quartet Biennale pays tribute to him with the Early Beethovens in the morning, the Late Beethovens in the evening and, to top it all off, his string quintet op. 29 – a no less imposing work than his string quartets.
The pre-concert introduction will be given (in Dutch) by Carel den Hartog at 7.30 pm in the Kleine zaal.