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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.”

World premiere string quartet Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk by the Škampa Quartet

28 february 2015

Dutch composer Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk will have his first string quartet 'Moravian Souls' performed for the very first time on Tuesday March 17th 2015 in the Broederkerk in Zeist by the Škampa Quartet for which it was especially written.

More performances are to follow, e.g. in Enschede (March 19th) and Ede (March 22nd). Broadcasting company MAX will record the Ede concert to be broadcast during the Radio 4 Evening Concert on Wednesday March 25th 2015.

For more details see the Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk website.

This PDF offers more information about 'Moravian Souls'. 

Amsterdam Chamber Soloists to be 'Ensemble in Residence' at Cultuurkoepel Heiloo

14 february 2015

acs 1For the next two years the Amsterdam Chamber Soloists will be 'Ensemble in Residence' at the Cultuurkoepel in Heiloo, a spectacular and impressive room, formerly the St. Willibrordus Chapel which was recently turned into a concert hall. A new cultural hotspot in the Netherlands!

This residency will offer the ensemble possibilities for concert series “at home” as well as for experimenting with bold ways of programming, video recording etc.

On Sunday March 1st 2015 at 3 pm the Amsterdam Chamber Soloists will present themselves for the first time in Heiloo. Admittance is free!

For details see the websites of the Amsterdam Chamber Soloists and the Cultuurkoepel Heiloo.

New to Squire Artists: Amsterdam Chamber Soloists

12 december 2014

The Amsterdam Chamber Soloists first came to public attention in 2010 at the 'Vriendenkrans' competition run by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In their many performances since then they have earned a reputation for adventurous programming and fiery interpretations.
Their repertoire includes classic works by Mozart, Brahms, Strauss and Dvořák, as well as the less well known gems of composers such as Escher, Turina and Pēteris Vasks.