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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.You can also listen and subscribe to the podcast via Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

IV. “I am Committed to Communicating”

Cibrán Sierra (Cuarteto Quiroga) – Part II

III. Liberté, égalité, fraternité

Cibrán Sierra (Cuarteto Quiroga) – Part I

II. Het fundament van de harmonie

Hélène Clément (Doric String Quartet)

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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Coffee Talk

Lex Bohlmeijer moderator

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Coffee Talk

Lex Bohlmeijer moderator

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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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Pavel Haas Quartet

Pavel Haas Quartet Veronika Jarůšková violin Marek Zwiebel violin Jiří Kabát viola Peter Jarůšek cello Hélène Clément (Doric String Quartet) viola John Myerscough (Doric String Quartet) cello Dmitri Shostakovich String… Read more

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Inleiding avondconcert

Sabine Liechtenstein spreker

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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

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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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Coffee Talk

Lex Bohlmeijer moderator

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Masterclass

Isabel Charisius (Alban Berg Quartett)

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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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Pre-programme

Almost every night, a young upcoming string quartet of the Conservatory of Amsterdam or the Dutch String Quartet Academy plays an exciting fifteen-minute pre-programme on the stage in the entrance… Read more

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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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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-concert talk

Alex Ross speaker

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Coffee Talk

Lex Bohlmeijer moderator

Ruysdael (10)

Early Beethoven

Ruysdael Quartet Joris van Rijn violin Emi Ohi Resnick violin Gijs Kramers viola Jeroen den Herder cello Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 4, op. 18/4 Toru Takemitsu Landscape I

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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 Quartet… Read more

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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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Extending String Quartet

Pavel Fischer speaker Adam Quartet (Conservatorium van Amsterdam) The programme will include fragments and movements of Smetana’s second string quartet, Dvořák’s American Quartet, and Pavel Haas’s second string quartet.

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Lecture-recital

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

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Coffee Talk

Lex Bohlmeijer moderator

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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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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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Selected by / Calder Quartet

Calder Quartet Benjamin Jacobson violin Andrew Bulbrook violin Jonathan Moerschel viola Eric Byers cello Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet no. 14, KV 387 Péter Eötvös Korrespondenz

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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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Inleiding avondconcert

Leo Samama spreker

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Pre-programme

Almost every night, a young upcoming string quartet of the Conservatory of Amsterdam or the Dutch String Quartet Academy plays an exciting fifteen-minute pre-programme on the stage in the entrance… Read more

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Coffee Talk

Lex Bohlmeijer moderator

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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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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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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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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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Late Beethoven

Gerhard Quartet Lluís Castán Cochs violin Judit Bardolet Vilaró violin Miquel Jordà Saún viola Jesús Miralles Roger cello Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 16, op. 135

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Inleiding avondconcert

Michel Khalifa spreker

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Inleiding avondconcert

Thea Derks spreker