Monday, February 17, 2014

Danish String Quartet at Lincoln Center

This season, the Danish String Quartet began a three-year residency at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The quartet gave its first performance at Alice Tully Hall on Sunday, February 9. "Demand was so great for this sold-out concert that an encore event of the same program was added for Monday night at the Rose Studio. The program consisted of Mendelssohn's early Quartet in A minor (Op.13), and two Beethoven quartets: No. 11 in f minor (Op.95) and No. 15 in a minor (Op. 132). The quartet's members met as students in Copenhagen ten years ago, each around the age of twenty. Originally calling itself the Young Danish String Quartet, the quartet changed its name due to ribbing around the insinuation that the ensemble was not anticipating a long career.  Other alterations include the inevitable personell changes that accompany the careers of chamber ensembles.  In 2008, Fredrik Sjolin became the group's cellist, joining violinists Frederik Oland and Rune Tonsgaard Sorensen, and violist Asbjorn Norgaard.
Accessed 2/17/2014

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