Sindri Lederer - violin | Andrea Burger - viola | Philip Graham - cello | Antonia Köster - piano
DEBUT IN DEUTSCHLANDFUNK KULTUR
Notos QuartettRobert Schumann - Piano Quartet in E flat major, op. 47
Garth Knox - Echoes of Schumann Première
Johannes Brahms - Klavierquartett Nr. 1 g-Moll op. 25
Prize winners 2017
Sindri Lederer - violin
Andrea Burger - viola
Philip Graham - cello
Antonia Köster - piano
Recently awarded the ECHO Klassik as Newcomer of the Year 2017 the Notos Quartet is regarded as one of the "outstanding chamber music formations of our time“ (Fono Forum 9/2017). Besides this piano quartet’s „virtuosic brilliance and technical perfection“ audiences and critics worldwide celebrate the Notos Quartet for its „sense of balance and ensemble playing revealing every detail of the composition“ and praise the musicians for their „profound musicality that goes straight to the heart“.
The Notos Quartet’s vision is to perform the well-known masterpieces, to reveal lost and forgotten treasures, and to champion the new compositions for the unique genre of the piano quartet. This is evident on the ensemble’s debut album „Hungarian Treasures“ released by Sony Classical/RCA in February of 2017. It includes the world premiere recording of Béla Bartók’s piano quartet, a rediscovery for which the ensemble receives international acclaim for.
The upcoming season includes debut performances at the Philharmonie Berlin, Konzerthaus Vienna, Beethoven-Haus Bonn and the International House of Music Moscow. Further the ensemble will be recording its second CD in cooperation with the Deutschlandfunk Kultur and looks forward to premiering new works dedicated to the Notos Quartet by composers such as Garth Knox, Beat Furrer, Jesús Torres and Bryce Dessner.
In addition to appearances at major festivals and leading concert halls throughout Europe such as the Wigmore Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, BOZAR Brussels and Teatro la Fenice Venice, the Notos Quartet regularly visits such exotic locations as Southeast Asia, where the players not only give recitals but also seek to promote the careers of young musicians, which they regard as an important part of their work. In England and Germany, too, they inspire young musicians as founders of the Notos Chamber Music Academy and, in the past, as holders of the Waverley Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Since founding the ensemble in 2007 the Notos Quartet has won numerous first prizes at international competitions around the world, including the Schoenfeld International String Competition in China, the Almere International Chamber Music Competition and Charles-Hennen-Concours in Holland, the Premio Vittorio Gui in Italy and the Parkhouse Award in London.
Andrew Logan | Director
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„The Notos Quartet is a fantastic ensemble!”
„Phenomenal, this is true musicianship.”
„the finest chamber music performance I have heard anywhere“
Classical Voice North America, Robert Markow