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.”

New to Squire Artists: Gioele Muglialdo & Movies in Concert

cinemia in concertoAs an eclectic and versatile musician, Gioele Muglialdo has mastered a repertoire ranging from all forms of classical music to musical, film scores, jazz and pop music. A fundamental aspect of his musical career, which in this project is a major factor, is his long-time experience in the particular technique of synchronizing music and images, without any technical equipment.

Quartetto di Venezia & Giorgio Cini Foundation

Quartetto Di Venezia CiniIn collaboration with the Quartetto di Venezia and Asolo Musica, the Giorgio Cini Foundation has organised performances of the complete string quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven in six public concerts in 2016: three in the first semester (23 April, 21 May and 25 June) and three in the second (17 September, 22 October and 16 November). The aim is to offer audiences an exceptional artistic experience in the new auditorium on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, created by the stunning conversion of the Squero, a former boatyard rebuilt on the island during the historic restoration in the 1950s.

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