Photo: Simon Bu
Rising Stars – Simply Quartet
This year’s string quartet chosen for Rising Stars.
Saturday 5 February 2022 16.00Ends approximately 18.00
The multi-award-winning Simply Quartet was founded in Shanghai in 2008, but is primarily active in Europe. The quartet has performed at Musikverein in Vienna, Wigmore Hall in London, and Konzerthaus Berlin, in addition to numerous festivals. At their debut at Konserthuset Stockholm, they will perform Mozart, Dvorák and a new composition by Austrian Julia Lacherstorfer.
Mozart’s “Dissonance Quartet” earned its nickname thanks to the slow introduction’s dissonance and evasiveness. It is the last of the six quartets dedicated to Haydn, composed in the 1780s.
Julia Lacherstorfer (born 1985) is a versatile musician (violin and voice) and composer. She recently released the album Spinnerin (A Female Narrative), on which she sings and plays her own music. She composed a string quartet especially for Simply Quartet.
Dvorák’s last quartet was the fourteenth, which he began during his multi-year stay in the US and completed in Bohemia in the mid-1890s. It was a joyful homecoming and the music is generally filled with lightness and optimism – even if it seems to begin in darkness.
Simply Quartet was nominated for Rising Stars 2021/22 by Wiener Konzerthaus, Wiener Musikverein, Konzerthaus Dortmund and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
The musicApproximate times
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet in C major ’’Dissonance Quartet’’31 min
Julia Lacherstorfer un:fold14 min
Antonín Dvorák String Quartet No. 14 in A flat major30 min
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