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"This concert was worth waiting for."

"...richly colored and intensely dramatic performance"  The New York Times

 

"…the long-established Utrecht players are in every way outstanding" The Strad

 

" A top-class modern recording" (Tschaikovsky) GRAMOPHONE

 
 
Versatile, dynamic, boundless
 
The Utrecht String Quartet, one of the most renowned chamber-music ensembles, is internationally known for its versatility and dynamism. Resident in the Netherlands, the musical world of the Utrecht String Quartet is both borderless and boundless. Its musicians adopt a vibrant, versatile approach to their chosen genre, rejecting traditional “museum piece” interpretations out-of-hand. Even in the most traditional works, they succeed time and again in discovering elements that can be interpreted anew. However, it is their continual search for lost or forgotten repertoire and for their collaboration with contemporary composers that has earned them such an excellent reputation in the music world. International tours to countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia and throughout Europe have demonstrated this versatility.
 
The Utrecht String Quartet made its debut in England at London’s Conway Hall in April 2000. It returned to London in 2003  to perform at the Wigmore Hall, and has been a regular guest in London ever since and was invited  in February 2011 for their debut in United States to the Library of Congress, Washington and in the Frick Collection in New York.
 
In the Netherlands, the USQ plays in all the important chamber - music series, such as those at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, at Vredenburg in Utrecht and the Doelen in Rotterdam.
 
The quartet is also active pedagogically and  is as Quartet in Residence responsible for the chamber-music class of the Utrecht Conservatory. In addition to its extensive programs of concerts, the USQ also performs for radio and television and for CD recordings. A sizeable collection of its CDs has appeared under the MDG label. These recordings have received excellent reviews in all the well-known musical periodicals such as The Gramophone, the BBC Music Magazine, the USA Fanfare and the German periodical Fono Forum.
 
 

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