Masterclasses

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.

Masterclass

  • 11:30
  • 27.01.2020
  • Atriumzaal
  • € 15

Members of the Jerusalem Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 15, op. 132

Almost every morning during the String Quartet Biennale, various events will shed light on diverse aspects of the quartet. In this masterclass, members of the Jerusalem Quartet will guide the young quartets through this captivating work of Beethoven.

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.

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Artist Talk

  • 11:30
  • 28.01.2020
  • Atriumzaal
  • € 15

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. 

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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.

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The Anatomy of String Quartet

  • 11:30
  • 29.01.2020
  • Atriumzaal
  • € 15

Signum Quartett
Florian Donderer violin
Annette Walther violin
Xandi van Dijk viola
Thomas Schmitz cello

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.

In ‘The Anatomy of String Quartet’ the Signum Quartett will reveal some relevant aspects of their characteristic and personal working process.

This presentation will be given in English.

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Masterclass

  • 11:30
  • 30.01.2020
  • Atriumzaal
  • € 15

Juilliard String Quartet
Areta Zhulla violin
Ronald Copes violin
Roger Tapping viola
Astrid Schween cello

Henri Dutilleux Ainsi la nuit

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.

Dutilleux wrote Ainsi la nuit for the Juilliard String Quartet; however, the work was quickly embraced by many other quartets. It is a modern classic, for which the members of the Juilliard String Quartet – in the meantime a completely new combination of players – are the ideal guides.

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Masterclass

  • 11:30
  • 31.01.2020
  • Atriumzaal
  • € 15

Isabel Charisius (Alban Berg Quartett)

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.

Isabel Charisius is one of the finest violists and chamber musicians of her generation. As a member of the legendary Alban Berg Quartettin addition to solo performances and engagements as violist with various leading orchestras, she is regularly invited to perform on both the viola and the violin, with distinguished ensembles and great soloists at international festivals and venues.

Alongside her intense concert activity, Isabel Charisius has for many years been dedicated to training new generations of musicians and is an internationally recognised teacher of viola and chamber music. Her prolific teaching activity includes a professorship at the Musikhochschule Köln, the Musikhochschule Lucerne as well as a wide range of masterclasses at some of the most prestigious academies and institutions (including Britten Pears School / Aldeburgh, Encuentro de Musica y Academia / Santander, the Dutch String Quartet Academy / Amsterdam, Guildhall School of Music and Drama / London, the University of Arts / Berlin).

Tags: Elaboration

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Lecture-recital

  • 11:30
  • 01.02.2020
  • Grote zaal
  • € 18,50

Arditti Quartet
Irvine Arditti violin
Ashot Sarkissjan violin
Ralf Ehlers viola
Lucas Fels cello

The Arditti Quartet is synonymous with new music. Stockhausen, Lachenmann, Kurtág, Ferneyhough, Andriessen, to name just a few – in the course of more than forty years, the quartet has intensively collaborated with hundreds of composers to create new string quartet repertoire.

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Just take a look at a score from the Arditti Quartet’s repertoire; clearly, a lot of music is anything but straightforward. The quartet regularly wrestles its way through scores in which music staves, bars and even notes are markedly absent. For this reason, the quartet examines the issue of notation in this lecture-recital: what does it mean and what are the implications of notation for both the player and listener? 

NB This programme will be presented in English.

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