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Danish String Quartet

Friday April 22, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

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Overview

Friday April 22, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Time after time, the Grammy Award-nominated Danish String Quartet receives critical acclaim for their powerful performances. As “one of the best quartets before the public today” (The Washington Post), the group brings a unique expressivity to the music, whether it be Haydn, Shostakovich, or a contemporary score. In this performance, they play works by Britten and Schubert as well as a specially curated suite of dances by John Adams, Charpentier, and Felix Blumenfeld. 

Artists

Danish String Quartet
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin
Frederik Øland, violin
Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola
Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello

Program

Britten: Three Divertimenti 
Various Composers: ‘An alleged suite’, a curated suite of dances: 
I. Prelude: Charpentier: Prelude
II. Allemande: John Adams: Pavane: She’s so fine
III. Courante: Traditional: Polska
IV. Sarabande: Felix Blumenfeld: Sarabande
V. Gavotte: John Adams: Stubble Crochet
VI. Gigue 1: Charpentier: Gigue Française
VII. Gigue 2: John Adams: Toot Nipple
Schubert: String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden” 

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About the Artists

Danish String Quartet  

Frederik Øland, violin 
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin 
Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola 
Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello 

Among today’s many exceptional chamber music groups, the Grammy-nominated Danish String Quartet continuously asserts its preeminence. The Quartet’s playing reflects impeccable musicianship, sophisticated artistry, exquisite clarity of ensemble, and, above all, an expressivity inextricably bound to the music. The recipient of many awards and prestigious appointments, including Musical America’s 2020 Ensemble of the Year and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust, the Danish String Quartet was named in 2013 as BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists and were appointed to The Bowers Program (formerly Chamber Music Society Two). 
 
In 2021 – 22, the Danish String Quartet introduce Doppelgänger, an ambitious 4-year international commissioning project.  Doppelgänger pairs world premieres from four renowned composers — Bent Sørensen, Lotta Wennäkoski, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Thomas Adès — with four major works from the masterful chamber music repertoire of Schubert. In addition to performances of  Doppelgänger, the Danish String Quartet gives over 20 performances throughout North America in the 2021– 22 season. Highlights include debuts at the University of Georgia, Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center, Shriver Hall, and Virginia Arts Festival with return trips to Boston’s Celebrity Series, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Ensemble Music Society of Indianapolis, Chamber Music Cincinnati, and University of Washington’s Meany Hall, and a tour of Florida. European highlights include tours of Denmark, France, Germany, and Amsterdam. 
 
Violinists Frederik Øland and Rune Tonsgaard Sørenson and violist Asbjørn Nørgaard met as children at a music summer camp where they played soccer and made music together. In 2008, the three Danes were joined by Norwegian cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin. Their latest album, Prism III (ECM) — featuring Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13, Op. 131, Bartók’s String Quartet No. 1, and Bach’s Fugue in C-sharp minor, BWV 849 from The Well-Tempered Clavier— was released in March 2021.  

Learn more about the Danish String Quartet on their website and follow them on Facebook. 

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The Danish String Quartet is currently exclusive with ECM Records and has previously recorded for DaCapo and Cavi-Music/BR Klassik.


“Prodigiously gifted musicians”
The New York Times