Danish String Quartet Adds 2/10 Performance at Chamber Music Society's Rose Studio
This newly added, limited capacity concert in the Chamber Music Society's Rose Studio provides a special opportunity for an audience to experience beloved repertoire by Beethoven and Mendelssohn in an intimate environment, and includes a reception. This concert will be streamed live online to a world-wide audience on the Chamber Music Society website.
The Danish String Quartet is in the first year of a coveted three-year residency that it won to become part of CMS Two at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. 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. Since making its debut in 2002 at the Copenhagen Festival, the group of musical friends has demonstrated a passion for Scandinavian composers, who they frequently incorporate into adventurous contemporary programs, while also proving skilled and profound performers of the classical masters. Last season, the New York Times selected their concert as a highlight of the year: "One of the most powerful renditions of Beethoven's Opus 132 String Quartet that I've heard live or on a recording."
Since winning the Danish Radio P2 Chamber Music Competition in 2004, the quartet has been in great demand throughout Denmark and in October 2013 it presented the seventh annual DSQ-Musifest, a three-day festival held in Copenhagen that brings together musical friends the quartet has met on its travels. Outside of its homeland the quartet will perform in the UK, Spain, Germany, Northern Ireland, Australia, Norway, Poland, and the US during the 2013-14 season. In 2009 the Danish String Quartet won First Prize in the 11th London International String Quartet Competition, as well as four additional prizes from the same jury. This competition is now called the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and the Danish String Quartet has performed at the famed hall on several occasions. It will return to Wigmore Hall in April 2014 to perform a program of Beethoven and Haydn. The quartet is a member of Chamber Music Society Two and a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist.
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. 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 clarinetist 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.