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Squire Artists - Roelof Jonker
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Philharmonie de Paris - Biennale Quatuors à Cordes - Journée d'audition

18 JANUARI 2017


Quatuor Van Kuijk / Piatti QuartetSunday 17th of January 2016 was “Journée d’audition” during the “Biennale de Quatuors à Cordes” in Paris. This year 15 string quartets from America, Asia and Europe presented themselves to the artistic directors of major concert halls and festivals such as Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon, Paris, Tokyo, Verbier and Vienna.

The Quatuor Van Kuijk and the Piatti Quartet were two of the quartets taking part.  Even more distinctly than in 2014 the Quatuor Van Kuijk was unanimously highly praised for its rendition of string quartets by Mozart, Debussy and Nishimura (“Pulse of the Lights”). The Piatti Quartet made its début on this stage with compositions by Turnage ("Contusion") and Ravel: “strikingly pure atmosphere, wonderfully accurate ensemble”. 


New to Squire Artists:  Pascal Rogé

18 oktober 2015


Pascal Rogé"... Only elegance, discipline and transparent clarity added light to this concert. Pascal Rogé's phrases breathe, artfully spanning tonal arches from one keystone to the next. None of the pianistic 'thunderers' but a singing architect, feeling, touchting, sparkling - brilliant."

Pascal Rogé on his website, 12 October 2015:
"Exciting news today! Our long-awaited Two-Piano Percussion CD has finally come out! We are very excited about it! We had a wonderful time working on this recording, with our fabulous percussionists Paul Clarvis and Joby Burgess, and our long-time sound-engineer Jean-Claude Gaberel. Program on the CD consists of Ravel Bolero, Bartók Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, and Pulse Magnet by the amazing Australian composer Matthew Hindson".


Quatuor van Kuijk  -  BBC New Generation Artists 2015-2017

5 October 2015


QvK zittendAs the only chamber music ensemble the Quatuor Van Kuijk is selected to take part in BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme from 2015 to 2017.

The BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme helps to support talented musicians to reach the next stages of their careers and brings some of the world’s most promising new talent to listeners across the UK and abroad through BBC Radio 3 broadcasts.

By this election the Quatuor van Kuijk belongs to the famous series of names like oboist Alexey Ogrintchouk, mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn, the Quatuor Ebène, violinist Janine Jansen and pianist Paul Lewis.


World premiere Thomas Beijer's Piano Quartet 'Star of the Sea' by the Amsterdam Chamber Soloists

29 JULY 2015

Thomas BeijerDutch pianist and composer Thomas Beijer will have his first piano quartet 'Star of the Sea' performed for the very first time on Tuesday August 18th in the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam at the 2015 Grachtenfestival Amsterdam.

For more details see the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam website.


New to Squire Artists:  Camerata Bern

25 may 2015


Camerata Bern "From the beginning, after the exposition of the opening motive, with a breath longer than usual, it was clear that the interpretation of Schubert’s "Death and the maiden" would be absolutely exceptional."
La Nacion, Buenos Aires

CAMERATA BERN is a highly-acclaimed chamber orchestra uniting top level musicians inspired by the idea of performing within a flexible, self-conducted ensemble. Under its artistic director, the violinist Antje Weithaas, as well as other guest concertmasters, CAMERATA BERN performs a broad repertoire ranging from early Baroque to today’s composers.

With charisma and spontaneity adding to its ability to thrill its public, CAMERATA BERN is now renowned as one of the prime ensembles among chamber orchestras in Europe.


New to Squire Artists:  Piatti Quartet

5 may 2015

Piatti Quartet“And the British Piatti Quartet - who seemed to be enjoying their music-making more than anyone else - had shown a characteristically lyrical understanding of Dvorak’s string quartet in G.”
Hilary Finch, The Times, 3 April 2015

Winners of the 2nd Prize at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition - where they also won the Sidney Griller Award for the best performance of Mark Anthony Turnage’s Contusion and the St Lawrence String Quartet Prize - the Piatti Quartet is amongst Britain’s foremost young ensembles with a host of awards and critically-acclaimed recordings to its name.