New to Squire Artists: Matthias Bamert

New to Squire Artists: Matthias BamertSquire Artists is honoured to welcome conductor Matthias Bamert aboard! Elegant, dynamic, enthusiastic - and even sensational: all labels that have been used to describe Maestro Matthias Bamert throughout the course of his long career. Classical, Romantic or Contemporary: he is renowned for his ability to gain an in-depth grasp on a score in no time at all; always culminating in a widely acclaimed performance. Bamert will be turning 75 this July, but hasn't given the idea of retirement a single thought. He was offered a principal guest conductor position by the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea, which he accepted earlier this year.

 

New to Squire Artists: Antje Weithaas

New to Squire Artists: Antje WeithaasIt is with great pleasure that Squire Artists welcomes violinist Antje Weithaas to its roster of performing artists. For many years, she has been one of those rare artists who is able to transform every performance into an unforgettable event. Technical perfection, a passionate performer and driven by a desire to get through to the core of a musical score: these are the key phrases that describe a great musician, and the character traits with which Antje Weithaas enthuses her audiences. 

A festival that brings Schubert back to life

A festival that brings Schubert back to life

For five full days, the spirit of Franz Schubert could be felt throughout The Hague. The Viennese composer’s chamber music was the common thread running through the Classical Now Festival. Among the festival’s highlights was the reconstruction of a musical soiree organised by Schubert in late March 1828 in memory of Beethoven. It proved to be a long, beautiful evening in the Nieuwe Kerk.

Quatuor Van Kuijk’s Mozart CD: With highest honours, according to Luister!

Quatuor Van Kuijk’s Mozart CD: With highest honours, according to Luister!The début CD of the young French Quatuor Van Kuijk was already given the highest acclaim possible in the December edition of Luister: With highest honors!

From a recent review by Hans Quant: “Their youthful enthusiasm will set you aflame and their playing is of such a high standard of quality to turn you green with envy. - Their ensemble playing is perfect, the players respond flawlessly to one another. - As young as they are, this string quartet has already achieved possible level.”

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