Saturday 6 October 2018
Henschel String Quartet
Schumann - Quartet Op.41 No.3
Debussy - Quartet Op.10
Beethoven Quartet Op.59 No.1
The Henschel Quartet's musical journey has included many remarkable highlights. They played at the official re-opening of the Anna-Amalia Library in Weimar (a UNESCO World Heritage site), and travelled to Brussels as a Cultural Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany.
In March 2010 the quartet was privileged to perform at the Vatican in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI.
The quartet has regularly been invited to the Royal Palace of Madrid to perform on the four Stradivari of the royal collection. In June 2012 the Henschel Quartett was invited, as the first European quartet in twenty years, to perform Beethoven’s complete string quartets in the prestigious Suntory Hall in Tokyo. In the same year Monika Henschel became the president of the newly-formed Association of German String Quartets, and in 2013 Christoph Henschel was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Augsburg.
The Henschel Quartett regularly accepts invitations to teach at world-class institutions, from Yale University in the USA to the Royal Northern College of Music in England and the University of Melbourne in Australia. The quartet is also engaged in an ongoing dialogue with the Bavarian Ministry of Culture in relation to youth
music projects in the quartet’s home city of Munich.