Saturday 8 November 2014

Henschel String Quartet

Mozart - Quartet No. 18 in A major, K464

Britten  - Quartet No.3, Op.94

Dvorak - Quartet Opus 96 No.12 (‘American’)


Amongst those who have performed with the Henschel Quartet are members of the Amadeus Quartet, Sharon Kam, Till Fellner, Anna Gourari, Julie Kaufmann, Christian Elsner, Magdalena Kozena and on a permanent basis with trio con brio Copenhagen. Each summer the Henschel Quartet presents its own festival in the old monastery of Seligenstadt in Germany.

The Quartet's teaching activities takes them to major conservatories at home and abroad, to American universities as e.g. the MIT Boston, Boston Conservatory, the University of California, in Australia to the Victorian College of the Arts Melbourne and other Melbourne faculties, in England to the Dartington Summer School

On the new prize-winning CD label NEOS Music has released Max Bruch´s newly discovered string quintet  (CD of the Year 2009 on the International Music Web) and Manfred Trojahn string quartets (CD of the Month 4/2010 IMW). The Henschel Quartet’s recording of Beethoven String Quartet’s op 18/6 & op 127 at SONY BMG continues to receive critical acclaim from the international press.
The Quartet’s discography includes Respighi's "Il Tramonto" and selected pieces by Schulhoff with the mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena on the Deutsche Grammophon label (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik)