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In our new podcast series ‘Op zoek naar het ongekende’ (‘Venturing into the unknown’) the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam and Lex Bohlmeijer set out in search of the magic of string quartet. Conversations with quartet players, composers, outsiders and insiders – combined with lots of music – let us peek into the world of string quartet nowadays. What is the history of the genre and whereto is it headed? What is changing for string quartets or maybe not enough is changing?

The podcasts are a mix of Dutch and English.

Every new episode is published below.

I. ‘It keeps you alive…’

Florian Donderer & Xandi van Dijk (Signum Quartett)

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Coffee Talk

Lex Bohlmeijer moderator

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Coffee Talk

Lex Bohlmeijer moderator

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Late Beethoven

Juilliard String Quartet Areta Zhulla violin Ronald Copes violin Roger Tapping viola Astrid Schween cello Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 14, op. 131

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Grass Roots

Goldmund Quartet / DE (Winner Melbourne String Quartet Competition 2018) Winner of the Banff International String Quartet Competition 2019 (TBA) Dostojevski Kwartet / NL Animato Kwartet / NL Alasdair Tait presenter The… Read more

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Juilliard String Quartet

Juilliard String Quartet Areta Zhulla violin Ronald Copes violin Roger Tapping viola Astrid Schween cello Henri Dutilleux Ainsi la Nuit Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet no. 17, KV 458 ‘Hunt’… Read more

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Selected by / Borusan Quartet

Borusan Quartet Esen Kıvrak violin Özgür Baskın violin Efdal Altun viola Çağ Erçağ cello Pēteris Vasks String Quartet no. 4 Giuseppe Verdi String Quartet

Quator DanelPhoto: Marco Borggreve

Early Beethoven

Quatuor Danel Marc Danel violin Gilles Millet violin Vlad Bogdanas viola Yovan Markovitch cello Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 2, op. 18/2 Mieczysław Weinberg Improvisation & Romance

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On the Night Plain

Arditti Quartet Irvine Arditti violin Ashot Sarkissjan violin Ralf Ehlers viola Lucas Fels cello Calder Quartet Benjamin Jacobson violin Andrew Bulbrook violin Jonathan Moerschel viola Eric Byers cello Signum Quartett… Read more

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Late Beethoven

Calder Quartet Benjamin Jacobson violin Andrew Bulbrook violin Jonathan Moerschel viola Eric Byers cello Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 12, op. 127

Pavel Haas QuartetPhoto: Marco Borggreve

Late Beethoven

Pavel Haas Quartet Veronika Jarůšková violin Marek Zwiebel violin Jiří Kabát viola Peter Jarůšek cello Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 13, op. 130 + Grosse Fuge, op. 133

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Opening Concert String Quartet Biennale 2020

Artemis Quartett Vineta Sareika violin Suyoen Kim violin Gregor Sigl viola Harriet Krijgh cello Alfred Schnittke String Quartet no. 3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet no. 23, KV 590 Béla… Read more

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Selected by / Artemis Quartett

Artemis Quartett Vineta Sareika violin Suyoen Kim violin Gregor Sigl viola Harriet Krijgh cello Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky String Quartet no. 2 Bedřich Smetana String Quartet no. 1 ‘Aus meinem Leben’

Dudok QuartetPhoto: Marco Borggreve

Rameau / Roukens; Rameau / Ravel

Dudok Quartet Judith van Driel violin Marleen Wester violin Marie-Louise de Jong viola David Faber cello Jean-Philippe Rameau Pièces de Clavecin (arr. Joey Roukens) Joey Roukens What Remains (World première)… Read more

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Late Beethoven / Carte blanche

Alma Quartet Marc Daniel van Biemen violin Benjamin Peled violin Jeroen Woudstra viola Nitzan Laster cello Benjamin Herman saxophone Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 12, op. 127

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Jerusalem Quartet

Jerusalem Quartet Alexander Pavlovsky violin Sergei Bresler violin Ori Kam viola Kyril Zlotnikov cello Gregor Sigl (Artemis Quartett) viola Joseph Haydn String Quartet no. 61, op. 76/2 ‘Fifths’ Béla Bartók… Read more

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Extending String Quartet

Ruysdael Quartet Joris van Rijn violin Emi Ohi Resnick violin Gijs Kramers viola Jeroen den Herder cello Tim McLoraine video projection Terry Riley Salome Dances for Peace

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Masterclass

Members of the Jerusalem Quartet Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 15, op. 132

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Pre-programme

Almost every night, a young upcoming string quartet of the Conservatory of Amsterdam plays an exciting fifteen-minute pre-programme on the stage in the entrance hall. A perfect warm up for… Read more

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Early Beethoven

Doric String Quartet Alex Redington violin Ying Xue violin Hélène Clément viola John Myerscough cello Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 1, op. 18/1 Andrea Tarrodi String Quartet no. 3… Read more

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Doric String Quartet

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… Read more

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Highlights of the first Biennale

We frequently post pictures and movies on Facebook and Instagram, but for those who aren’t active on social media, we created a Flickr album containing a selection of festival highlights. Click… Read more

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Pre-programme

Almost every night, a young upcoming string quartet of the Conservatory of Amsterdam plays an exciting fifteen-minute pre-programme on the stage in the entrance hall. A perfect warm up for… Read more

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Coffee Talk

Lex Bohlmeijer moderator

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Selected by / Alma Quartet

Alma Quartet Marc Daniel van Biemen violin Benjamin Peled violin Jeroen Woudstra viola Nitzan Laster cello Johannes Brahms String Quartet no. 3 in B flat op. 67 Philip Glass Quartettsatz… Read more

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Pre-programme

Almost every night, a young upcoming string quartet of the Conservatory of Amsterdam plays an exciting fifteen-minute pre-programme on the stage in the entrance hall. A perfect warm up for… Read more

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Early Beethoven

Signum Quartett Florian Donderer violin Annette Walther violin Xandi van Dijk viola Thomas Schmitz cello Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 3 in D op. 18/3 Konstantia Gourzi String Quartet… Read more

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Extending string quartet

Borusan Quartet Esen Kıvrak violin Özgür Baskın violin Efdal Altun viola Çağ Erçağ cello Serhan Bali speaker Works by Fazıl Say, Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Ahmed Adnan Saygun and Hasan Uçarsu

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Pre-concert talk

Alex Ross speaker

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Final concert String Quartet Biennale

Signum Quartett Florian Donderer violin Annette Walther violin Xandi van Dijk viola Thomas Schmitz cello Bram van Sambeek bassoon Calefax Ivy Priaulx Rainier String Quartet (Dutch première) Carlo Gesualdo Madrigals… Read more

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Pre-concert talk

Carel den Hertog speaker Brett Dean guest

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Press archive first edition

An overview of all press attention for the very first String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam, predominantly in Dutch:   “Speciaal festival voor strijkkwartet; gevestigde namen komen begin 2018 naar Amsterdam” Volkskrant,… Read more

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Early Beethoven

Dudok Quartet Judith van Driel violin Marleen Wester violin Marie-Louise de Jong viola David Faber cello Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 6, op. 18/6 Olivier Messiaen Oraison (arr. David… 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

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Masterclass

Juilliard String Quartet Areta Zhulla violin Ronald Copes violin Roger Tapping viola Astrid Schween cello Henri Dutilleux Ainsi la nuit

Jerusalem Quartet zw_Felix Broede

Late Beethoven

Jerusalem Quartet Alexander Pavlovsky violin Sergei Bresler violin Ori Kam viola Kyril Zlotnikov cello Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 15, op. 132

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Artist Talk

Brett Dean composer

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Signum pratend

The Anatomy of String Quartet

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

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Coffee Talk

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Selected by / Quatuor Danel

Quatuor Danel Marc Danel violin Gilles Millet violin Vlad Bogdanas viola Yovan Markovitch cello Guillaume Lekeu Molto adagio, sempre cantante doloroso César Franck String Quartet

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Early Beethoven

Borusan Quartet Esen Kıvrak violin Özgür Baskın violin Efdal Altun viola Çağ Erçağ cello Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 5, op. 18/5 Burhan Öçal Eski Istanbul