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Squire Artists - Roelof Jonker
Colombiahof 35, 2622 AD Delft
The Netherlands
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Quatuor Van Kuijk’s Mozart CD: With highest honours, according to Luister!

7 december 2016

Quatuor van Kuijk - MozartThe début CD of the young French Quatuor Van Kuijk was already given the highest acclaim possible in the December edition of Luister: With highest honors!

From a recent review by Hans Quant: “Their youthful enthusiasm will set you aflame and their playing is of such a high standard of quality to turn you green with envy. - Their ensemble playing is perfect, the players respond flawlessly to one another. - As young as they are, this string quartet has already achieved possible level.”

Quatuor Van Kuijk will be playing in The Hague and Tilburg in February 2017 with a programme featuring works by Schubert, Debussy, Nishimura and Ravel. During the Schubert Festival 2017 in The Hague (18 & 19 February) they will also be performing this composer’s famous string quintet, for which they will be joined by cellist Quirine Viersen. As ‘Rising Stars’, they will be making their début in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in June 2018.

New to Squire Artists:  Aris Quartett

18 OCTOBER 2016

Aris Quartett Founded in Frankfurt in 2009, the Aris Quartet is one of the most popular young string quartets of today. At the International ARD Music Competition 2016 in Munich the Aris Quartet won five(!) prizes. They have been awarded with the 2nd Prize, the special prize of the French chamber music organisation ProQuartet, the "Osnabrücker Musikpreis", the prize of the music label Genuin classics - ánd the Audience Prize!

After the great success with their debut CD of 2015 a new CD with Alexander Zemlinsky's Second String Quartet and the Fifth String Quartet of Béla Bartók will be released by Telos Music Records in October 2016.

Amatis Piano Trio BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist 2016-18!

29 AUGUSTUS 2016

apt2Wonderful news! Today BBC Radio 3 announced the six new musicians from around the globe who have been selected to join its New Generation Artists scheme from 2016-2018: the Amatis Piano Trio among them!

BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists are offered opportunities to work with the BBC orchestras, perform in Radio 3’s prestigious Monday Lunchtime Concert series from Wigmore Hall as well as from festivals around the UK, commission new work, and make studio recordings.

Read more on the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists website.

New to Squire Artists:  Joachim Eijlander

6 june 2016

je1Dutch cellist Joachim Eijlander is an enterprising musician with a wealth of experience in music ranging all the way from the Baroque era to the 21st century. After many years of intensive string quartet playing, he is now exploring new avenues in the form of the solo repertoire (with orchestral accompaniment and for cello solo), and additionally numerous other forms of chamber music.

"The lightness of the Dutch cellist’s détaché bowing owes something to period performance, but it is a stylistic reference of articulation rather than something didactic. In essence, his approach reflects a detailed but informed, instinctive response that allows for spontaneity."
Joanne Talbot, the Strad January 2016 - Bach Cello Suites, Vol. I

Orlando Competition 2016

20 MEI 2016

pr orlandoconcours 2016 selectieAll participants who will be joining the Orlando Competition in August 2016 have been announced. The jury selected nine ensembles: 

Ebonit Saxophone Quartet, Erlendis Quartet, Flute East Trio, Quintett ATEM, St. George Quintet, Trio Affekti, Trio Claron, Ventus Sextett and Weiner Ensemble.

This unique competition will be taking place at Rolduc, Kerkrade (Netherlands) and is part of the renowned Orlando Festival. The first round is scheduled for Thursday August 11, the finals for the evening of Saturday August 13 at Theater Heerlen.

Read more on the Orlando website.

New to Squire Artists: Gioele Muglialdo & Movies in Concert

1 mei 2016

cinemia in concertoAs an eclectic and versatile musician, Gioele Muglialdo has mastered a repertoire ranging from all forms of classical music to musical, film scores, jazz and pop music. A fundamental aspect of his musical career, which in this project is a major factor, is his long-time experience in the particular technique of synchronizing music and images, without any technical equipment.

It places him among the exclusive number of conductors specialized in cine-concert, screening of films with an orchestral accompaniment. Gioele Muglialdo is, at the moment, the only Italian conductor skilled in this repertoire.

His future cine-concert engagements in 2016 include Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights" in the German city of Wolfsburg and his debut at the Monte Carlo Opéra in 2016, at the prestigious Salle Garnier, performing Fritz Lang's masterpiece "Metropolis".