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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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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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Coffee Talk

Lex Bohlmeijer moderator

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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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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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Quatuor Danel + Nederlands Kamerkoor

Quatuor Danel Marc Danel violin Gilles Millet violin Vlad Bogdanas viola Yovan Markovitch cello Nederlands Kamerkoor Peter Dijkstra conductor Lera Auerbach Ars Goetia (Dutch première)*

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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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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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Inleiding avondconcert

Thea Derks spreker

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Coffee Talk

Lex Bohlmeijer moderator

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Inleiding avondconcert

Leo Samama spreker

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Extending String Quartet

Ragazze Quartet Rosa Arnold violin Jeanita Vriens violin Annemijn Bergkotte viola Rebecca Wise cello Claron McFadden vocals Elvis Costello The Juliet Letters Leoš Janáček String Quartet no. 2 ‘Intimate Letters‘

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The Anatomy of String Quartet

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

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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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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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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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Coffee Talk

Lex Bohlmeijer moderator

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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Coffee Talk

Lex Bohlmeijer moderator

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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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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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NEW: podcast

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… 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

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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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Pre-concert talk

Carel den Hertog speaker Brett Dean guest

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Coffee Talk

Lex Bohlmeijer moderator

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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… Read more

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Lecture-recital

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

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PLAYLIST: What do we listen to? 

The artistic team of the String Quartet Biennale listens to string quartet all day every day. Well maybe not, but we do listen to lots of string quartet. Since there’s… 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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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

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Coffee Talk

Lex Bohlmeijer moderator

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Artist Talk

Brett Dean composer

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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