Monday, November 18, 2013

Superb Danish Quartet

November 12th New York Times talked about the superb Danish quartet who played Peter LIberson’s Piano Quintet (2001) with the pianist Gilles Vonsattel as part of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s new music series on November 10th. Danish quartet made their debut in 2002 at the Copenhagen Festival. They have many experience of combining contemporary music (especially Scandinavian composers) with classical music. Since winning the Danish Radio P2 Chamber Music Competition in 2004. Also In 2009 the Danish String Quartet won First Prize in the 11th London International String Quartet Competition, as well as four additional categorical prizes from the same competition. After wining many prizes, the quartet has been in great demand throughout the world. As the superb quintet, they perform throughout UK, Asia, Germany, Porland, Norway and Spain.
Luckily, the Danish Quartet played and gave a chamber music master class in Longy last week after they did their performance in New York, so as students here in Longy, we have a great opportunity to see this superb quartet group. As the Celebrity Series Debut, the Danish Quartet played Ten Preludes by Abrahamsen, Quartet No.2 in A minor by Mendelssohn and Quartet in G minor by Debussy. As professional quartet group, members in Danish Quartet are young and talented. They had been commented by New York Times as : “The musicians, acutely attuned to one another, didn’t appear to be on autopilot for even a millisecond, with every nuance, phrase and gesture beautifully wrought." 
Personally, I think Longy provides us with great chance to see such first-class musicians performing here in Campus. Hope Longy will keep hosting such wonderful concerts.

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