Behn QuartetThe Behn Quartet (four young musicians from New Zealand, the Netherlands and the UK) was awarded First Prize 'Prix Charles Hennen' at the Orlando Competition 2017. Seven international string quartets participated in this year’s edition. The Behn Quartet made a very strong impression in Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies's most recent work from 2016 and Janáček's String Quartet No. 2 ‘Intimate Letters’.

In collaboration with Squire Artists the Orlando Festival supports the winner with a concert series in the autumn of 2018. These performances will take place in Heerlen, 1 November - The Hague, 4 November - Wageningen, 5 November and Amsterdam, 7 November, a.o. For further information please see our list of concerts.