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
THE HOWARD FAMILY CONCERT
A member of Shriver Hall Concert Series's Board of Directors from 1987 to 2012, Dr. J. Woodford Howard, Jr. is the Thomas P. Stran Professor Emeritus of Political Science at The Johns Hopkins University. At SHCS, Dr. Howard, or "Woody," was for many years Chair of the Music Committee. In his capacity as Chair, Woody used his encyclopedic knowledge of chamber music to help select artists and repertoire. Mrs. Howard has also assumed an active role in volunteering for many SHCS projects. The Howard Family concert, established in 2001 by Woody and Jane, with their daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Jeffrey Christ, is designated for performances by string quartets.
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.