Candlelight Concert Society: Quatuor Van Kuijk
$45 ($10 student)
Ludwig van Beethoven — String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131
Felix Mendelssohn — String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80
Immerse yourself in the exhilarating sounds of Quatuor Van Kuijk, a French ensemble that has rapidly gained international acclaim as one of the world’s finest young string quartets. As BBC New Generation Artists and ECHO Rising Stars, the group captivates audiences in major venues worldwide, including the renowned Wigmore Hall. Join us for an unforgettable evening as Quatuor presents a program featuring masterful rearrangements of Poulenc's enchanting art songs alongside Beethoven and Mendelssohn's final, magnificent string quartets.
About Quatuor Van Kuijk
The Van Kuijk Quartet’s international accolades boast First, Best Beethoven, and Best Haydn Prizes at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition; First Prize, and an Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition; as well as becoming laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy. They were BBC New Generation Artists from 2015-17, as well as ECHO Rising Stars for the 2017-18 season.
Following such high success early in their career, the ensemble is an established presence at major international venues, performing at the Wigmore Hall, London; Philharmonie de Paris, Auditorium du Louvre, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and Salle Gaveau, Paris; Tonhalle, Zurich; Wiener Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Vienna; Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Berliner Philharmonie; Kölner Philharmonie; Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg; Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Tivoli Concert Series, Denmark; Konserthuset Stockholm; and at festivals including the BBC Proms, Cheltenham, Heidelberg, Lockenhaus, Davos, Verbier, Aix-en-Provence, Montpellier/Radio France, Evian, Auvers-sur-Oise, Stavanger and Trondheim (Norway), Concentus Moraviae (Czech Republic), Haydn/Esterházy (Hungary), and Eilat (Israel).
Upcoming tours will see the Quartet make highly anticipated debuts at the Carnegie Hall in New York City, Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre and UKARIA in Australia, and Shanghai Symphony Hall.
The Van Kuijk Quartet records exclusively for Alpha Classics. Their debut recording, Mozart, was released to outstanding critical acclaim - CHOC de Classica, DIAPASON D'OR DECOUVERTE. Following celebrated discs of Debussy and Ravel, and Schubert, they return their exploration of Mozart with two further releases this season. The first features the String Quartets K421 and K387, and the second presents the Viola Quintets K515 and K516 with Adrien La Marca.
The Van Kuijk Quartet was resident at Proquartet, Paris, where they studied with members of the Alban Berg, Artemis, and Hagen quartets. Having taken their first steps as students of the Ysaye Quartet, the quartet have since worked with Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior de Mùsica Reina Sofia in Madrid, supported generously by the International Institute of Chamber Music, Madrid.
The Van Kuijk Quartet is supported by Pirastro and SPEDIDAM and is grateful to Anima Music Foundation and Mécénat Musical Société Générale for their sponsorships.https://www.quatuorvankuijk.com/
Columbia, MD 21044