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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 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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PROFESSIONAL KORTING

The String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam offers a 15% discount for performing arts professionals. Fill out the form below; once you are accredited we will contact you. In case the form… Read more

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BIENNALE LIVE / Ricercare: Quartets in Quarantine

The String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam goes live! Now that playing together is impossible, we take Goethe’s metaphor for string quartet – ‘a rational conversation among four people’ – literally; over… Read more

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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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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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RESIDENCY PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED

During the first edition in 2018, the String Quartet Biennale offered a Residency to two young quartets: the Canadian Quatuor Andara and the British-Dutch Behn Quartet. They became part of… 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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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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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