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The Tetzlaff Quartet is one of today's most compelling ensembles, amazing audiences with its "dazzling palette of sounds" (The Washington Post). Guided by violinist Christian Tetzlaff's artistry and insight, the Quartet presents a Viennese program, including Schubert's final quartet, a work of profound depth.

“…the Tetzlaff alternated refinement and aggression in dramatic, energetic playing of clean intensity.” —The New York Times

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    Tetzlaff Quartet

    Christian Tetzlaff, violin
    Elisabeth Kufferath, violin
    Hanna Weinmeister, viola
    Tanja Tetzlaff, cello

    Praised by The New York Times for its “dramatic, energetic playing of clean intensity”, the Tetzlaff Quartet is one of today’s leading string quartets. Alongside their successful individual careers, Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff, Hanna Weinmeister and Elisabeth Kufferath have met since 1994 to perform several times each season in concerts that regularly receive great critical acclaim.

    The 2016-17 season sees the quartet perform in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Leipzig, Aachen, Lörrach, Amsterdam, Bern, Gent and Wimbledon as well as at the Festival Heidelberger Frühling.

    They are frequent guests at international festivals such as the Berliner Festwochen, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and Bremen Musikfest. Other recent highlights include performances at Kölner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin and Paris’ Auditorium du Louvre, as well as a North America tour with concerts at Carnegie Hall, in San Francisco and Vancouver. The quartet has also performed at Brussels’ BOZAR, Wiener Musikverein, Herkulessaal München, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

    The quartet’s first recording, unusually pairing Schoenberg's String Quartet No.1 with Sibelius’ Voces intimae, was released by Cavi in 2010, while a recording of Berg’s Lyric Suite and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No.2 was released in November 2014 and was an Editor’s Choice of Gramophone Magazine. 

    "They produce a dazzling palette of sounds, roaring like a full symphony or whispering at near-inaudibility " —The Washington Post

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

String Quartet in E-flat major, K.428

Alban Berg (1885-1935)

String Quartet, Op. 3

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

String Quartet in G major, D. 887

Program Subject to Change Without Notice

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