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Pick your own programme

Over 40 concerts, talks, lectures and masterclasses can be a bit overwhelming. Therefor we have created a tag-system that helps you find the concerts of your liking.

→ CORE REPERTOIRE
Which pieces are a must hear when it comes to string quartet?

→ UNORTHODOX
Because string quartet is so much more than just Haydn, Beethoven & Schubert.

→ PREMIÈRE
Which pieces can you hear for the first time at the String Quartet Biennale?

→ YOUNG TALENT
Meet the string quartets of the future.

→ ELABORATION
Because context adds a whole new dimension to your listening experience.

→ 250 YEARS BEETHOVEN
2020 is all about Beethoven. Which Beethovens will you hear during the Biennale?

→ ROMANTIC
Emotion, highs, lows and rich harmony.

→ CONTEMPORARY
New languages, influences and sounds – everything goes.

→ CLASSICAL
The roots of string quartet. Beauty and clarity.

→ MINIMAL
A slight focus on the repetitive sounds of minimalism in this festival edition.

→ MODERN CLASSIC
Works that might not have existed for that long yet, but are already part of the canon.

→ STRING QUARTET PLUS
Because sometimes – just sometimes – you want to hear something other than just string quartet.

→ DUTCH
The festival’s Dutch roots.

→ FIRST TIME IN THE NETHERLANDS
Never heard before in the Netherlands.

 

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Educational projects

MY FIRST STRING QUARTET In 2016, the String Quartet Biennale initiated ‘My First String Quartet’, a program in which a select group of talented children participating the Leerorkest music lessons,… Read more

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Double Bass Quartets by Rossini and Hoffmeister

Minna Pensola (Meta4 Quartet) violin Antti Tikkanen (Meta4 Quartet) violin / viola Tuomas Lehto cello Niek de Groot double bass Gioachino Rossini Sonata a quattro no. 2 Franz Anton Hoffmeister… Read more