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Squire Artists - Roelof Jonker
Colombiahof 35, 2622 AD Delft
The Netherlands
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Quatuor van Kuijk  -  BBC New Generation Artists 2015-2017

5 October 2015

QvK zittendAs the only chamber music ensemble the Quatuor Van Kuijk is selected to take part in BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme from 2015 to 2017.

The BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme helps to support talented musicians to reach the next stages of their careers and brings some of the world’s most promising new talent to listeners across the UK and abroad through BBC Radio 3 broadcasts.

By this election the Quatuor van Kuijk belongs to the famous series of names like oboist Alexey Ogrintchouk, mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn, the Quatuor Ebène, violinist Janine Jansen and pianist Paul Lewis.

World premiere Thomas Beijer's Piano Quartet 'Star of the Sea' by the Amsterdam Chamber Soloists

29 JULY 2015

Thomas BeijerDutch pianist and composer Thomas Beijer will have his first piano quartet 'Star of the Sea' performed for the very first time on Tuesday August 18th in the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam at the 2015 Grachtenfestival Amsterdam.

For more details see the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam website.

New to Squire Artists:  Camerata Bern

25 may 2015

Camerata Bern "From the beginning, after the exposition of the opening motive, with a breath longer than usual, it was clear that the interpretation of Schubert’s "Death and the maiden" would be absolutely exceptional."
La Nacion, Buenos Aires

CAMERATA BERN is a highly-acclaimed chamber orchestra uniting top level musicians inspired by the idea of performing within a flexible, self-conducted ensemble. Under its artistic director, the violinist Antje Weithaas, as well as other guest concertmasters, CAMERATA BERN performs a broad repertoire ranging from early Baroque to today’s composers.

With charisma and spontaneity adding to its ability to thrill its public, CAMERATA BERN is now renowned as one of the prime ensembles among chamber orchestras in Europe.

New to Squire Artists:  Piatti Quartet

5 may 2015

Piatti Quartet“And the British Piatti Quartet - who seemed to be enjoying their music-making more than anyone else - had shown a characteristically lyrical understanding of Dvorak’s string quartet in G.”
Hilary Finch, The Times, 3 April 2015

Winners of the 2nd Prize at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition - where they also won the Sidney Griller Award for the best performance of Mark Anthony Turnage’s Contusion and the St Lawrence String Quartet Prize - the Piatti Quartet is amongst Britain’s foremost young ensembles with a host of awards and critically-acclaimed recordings to its name.

Release new CD Sofya Gulyak!

27 April 2015

The works on this disc span the whole life of the composer. The Handel Variations brim with energy, pianistic brilliance and youthful pathos, the Two Rhapsodies Op. 79 are serious and dramatic while the Fantasien Op.116 breath the air of melancholy, the reminiscences of old age and sorrowful resignation.

Škampa Quartet - Kaprálová

Brahms: Handel Variations, Rhapsodies, Fantasien
Brahms: Handel Variations, Op. 24 - Aria & Variations I-IV


New to Squire Artists:  Quatuor Van Kuijk

8 april 2015

"Style, energy, and a sense of risk [...]. These four young Frenchmen made the music smile."
The Guardian

Winners of the 1st prize, Haydn prize and Beethoven prize at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, HSBC 2014 laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy, 1st prize and Audience Award winners at the 2013 International String Quartet Competition in Trondheim (Norway), the Van Kuijk Quartet appears to be one of today's most promising quartets.

“Standards have been extremely high and it has shown that the art of The String Quartet is alive and flourishing …” Wigmore Hall Competition Chairman John Gilhooly has said, “ …We have heard 11 fine young ensembles, many of whom will go on to have significant musical careers, but over the course of this week, we feel it is the Van Kuijk Quartet that has shown the most potential at this time.”