"One of the most powerful renditions of Beethoven's Opus 132 String Quartet that I've heard live or on a recording." - The New York Times
"... a concert of one ravishing performance after another, culminating in the Beethoven, weaving magic over the full house, which gave a genuine standing ovation to the quartet, not one of those half-hearted crouching applauses. No, this was very real, really loud, and more than well-deserved." - San Francisco Classical Voice
"With enviable ease, the Danes conjured up the essence of Beethoven. Then, moving from absolute asceticism to sublime iridescence, they uncovered a more intimate Beethoven in the Heiliger Danksgesang adagio of the Beethoven Op. 132, played with stunning solemnity and sweetness. It was a momentous (no other term will do) debut, that of a team of musicians who vibrate in unison with a curious blend of seriousness and brashness, who strike the right balance without pretense or acrobatics. They are four to watch." - Sebastian Spreng, Knight Arts
"What makes the performance special is the maturity and calm of the playing, even during virtuosic passages that whisk by. This is music making of wonderful ease and naturalness..." - Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times
Embodying the quintessential elements of a chamber music ensemble, the Danish String Quartet has established a reputation for possessing an integrated sound, impeccable intonation and judicious balance. With its technical and interpretive talents matched by an infectious joy for music-making, the quartet is in demand worldwide by concert and festival presenters alike. This scope of talent has secured them a three-year appointment in the coveted Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's CMS Two Program for the 2013-14 season and they have also been named as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist for 2013-15.
In 2006, the Danish String Quartet was Danish Radio's Artist-in-Residence, giving them the opportunity to record all of Carl Nielsen's string quartets in the Danish Radio Concert Hall, subsequently released to critical acclaim on the Dacapo label in 2007 and 2008. The New York Times review said "These Danish players have excelled in performances of works by Brahms, Mozart and Bartok in New York in recent years. But they play Nielsen's quartets as if they owned them." In 2012 the Danish String Quartet released an equally-acclaimed recording of Haydn and Brahms quartets on the German AVI-music label. It recently recorded works by Brahms and Fuchs with award-winning clarinettist Sebastian Manz at the Bayerische Rundfunk in Munich to be released by AVI-music in early 2014. The quartet's love of Scandinavian music has been captured in a recording of folk music that it will release on its own label in Spring 2014.
Violinists Frederik Øland and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen and violist Asbjørn Nørgaard met as children at a music summer camp where they played both football and music together, eventually making the transition into a serious string quartet in their teens and studying at Copenhagen's Royal Academy of Music. In 2008 the three Danes were joined by Norwegian cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin. The Danish String Quartet was primarily taught and mentored by Professor Tim Frederiksen and has participated in master classes with the Tokyo and Emerson String Quartets, Alasdair Tait, Paul Katz, Hugh Maguire, Levon Chilingirian and Gábor Takács-Nagy. www.danishquartet.com
Excerpted from official Danish Quartet biography courtesy of KIRSHBAUM DEMLER & ASSOCIATES, INC. NEW YORK NY 10025 WWW.KIRSHDEM.COM
The Danish Quartet:
Frederik Øland (Violin); Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (Violin);
Asbjørn Nørgaard (Viola); Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin (Cello)
This afternoon's program is:
Ten Preludes (1952)
Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13
Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132
Ludwig van Beethoven:
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