Signum Quartett

Performances of unsparing expressivity, intimacy and vitality are hallmarks of the Signum Quartett, pairing music making of the subtlest order with playing of the highest intensity. The dramatic composition of their programmes is innovative and distinct, and is realised with uncompromising perfection in interpretations of effortless transparency.

The quartet has been a welcome guest at Wigmore Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie de Paris, Konzerthaus Vienna, Philharmonie Cologne and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, with partners such as Nils Mönkemeyer, Dominique Horwitz, Jörg Widmann, Daniel Ottensamer and Elisabeth Leonskaja. In 2020 the ensemble will give its debut at New York Carnegie Hall and premiere York Höller’s Third Quartet, comissioned by the Philharmonie Köln.

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Members

Florian Donderer | violin
Annette Walther | violin
Xandi van Dijk | viola
Thomas Schmitz | violoncello

On Tour

September 14, 2020 | Merano – I
September 20, 2020 | Bremen – D
October 28, 2020 | Ettelbruck – L
November 2, 2020 | Prague – CZ
November 4, 2020 | Herisau – CH
December 2, 2020 | Cologne  – D

On Air

BR Klassik  | broadcasting of the Streichquartettnacht Mozartfest in Würzburg –  June 19, 2020 listen

New Releases

INS STILLE LAND | Franz Schubert String Quartets D 74 and D 810, Lied arrangements | PENTATONE

“One of the most subtle interpretations ever recorded,” wrote the French classic magazine Diapason about the Signum Quartet’s Schubert CD entitled AUS DER FERNE. The follow-up recording will appear on the Pentatone label this fall. The iconic quartet Death and the Maiden is combined with an early quartet in D major bursting with optimism and wonderful song arrangements by Xandi van Dijk.

Awards

The Signum Quartett received the OPUS KLASSIK 2019 for its Schubert recording: FROM AFAR | Franz Schubert String Quartets D 112 and 804 “Rosamunde”, Lied arrangements |  PENTATONE PTC 5186 673 | listen

Projects

ROCKLOUNGE | This programme combines rhythmically energetic classical and modern works: Mozart, Stravinsky, Beethoven and Schulhoff are meeting Led Zeppelin, Cream and Radiohead. The programme can also be combined with a shorter, classical concert. To create a special atmosphere, the programme can be relocated to the foyer or bar area, for example, or special lighting can be used. Amplification is not required.

Watch and Listen

Trailer of Schubert CD FROM AFAR for PENTATONE

Performances of unsparing expressivity, intimacy and vitality are hallmarks of the Signum Quartett, pairing music making of the subtlest order with playing of the highest intensity. The dramatic composition of their programmes is innovative and distinct, and is realised with uncompromising perfection in interpretations of effortless transparency.

read more

The quartet has been a welcome guest at Wigmore Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie de Paris, Konzerthaus Vienna, Philharmonie Cologne and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, with partners such as Nils Mönkemeyer, Dominique Horwitz, Jörg Widmann, Daniel Ottensamer and Elisabeth Leonskaja. In 2020 the ensemble will give its debut at New York Carnegie Hall and premiere York Höller’s Third Quartet, comissioned by the Philharmonie Köln.

Members

Florian Donderer | violin
Annette Walther | violin
Xandi van Dijk | viola
Thomas Schmitz | violoncello

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