Signum Quartet
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Signum Quartet

Signum Quartet Biography (BBC)

Kerstin Dill - violin

Annette Walther - violin

Xandi van Dijk - viola

Thomas Schmitz - violoncello

Thanks to its rousing and lively interpretations, the Signum Quartet has left its mark on the international quartet scene (Signum is Latin for mark, signal, miraculous works) and has established itself as one of the most interesting new ensembles. Founded in 1994, the ensemble has been playing with the current line-up since 2007. The quartet has enjoyed support from Bayer Kultur as part of its stART cultural programme and the BBC has also included the ensemble in its BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme.

Intensive studies with the Alban Berg Quartet, Artemis Quartet and the Melos Quartet as well as collaborations with György Kurtág, Walter Levin, Alfred Brendel, Leon Fleisher and Jörg Widmann have characterised the artistic development of the Signum Quartet, which has won numerous awards (German Music Competition, Premio Paolo Borciani, ICMC Hamburg, London International String Quartet Competition including the Audience Prize).

Concert performances have taken the Signum Quartet to a whole host of international venues, ranging from Madrid, Basel and Paris to Berlin and Amsterdam. The quartet has also performed at the Hamburg Laeiszhalle, the Liederhalle Stuttgart, the Philharmonie Essen and the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn as well as at the Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau and Aix-en-Provence music festivals. At the invitation of the Goethe Institute, the young ensemble also regularly embarks on extended concert tours, such as to Asia, Central and South America and Africa.

In the last season, the quartet gave numerous concerts in Germany and France (Marseille, Festival de Fayence and Luberon, Strasbourg, Menton) and Italy (Brixen), and a highly praised performance together with Leon Fleisher at the Aldeburgh Festival. Furthermore they gave a lecture-concert with Alfred Brendel in Marseille and their debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Upcoming concerts will take place at London (Wigmore Hall), Berlin (Philharmonie) and Vienna (Jeunesse Musicales).

Radio stations in Germany and abroad, the ARD public broadcasting TV channels in Germany, Deutschlandfunk, DRS, ORF and Arte regularly broadcast concerts given by the four musicians. Following an initiative by the Villa Musica foundation, the quartet was invited to record a CD with SWR radio a CD with works by Schumann and Haydn with the world première recording of Jörg Widmann’s 1st String Quartet. Since 2009, the Signum Quartett records for Capriccio Vienna. After a first CD with quartets by Ludwig Thuille which was awarded the supersonic in Luxemburg, a recording with mouvements by Schubert, Rihm, Wolf, Ives and Orff will be released in autumn 2011.

Signum Quartet Biography (Wikipedia)

The Signum Quartet is a string quartet based in Cologne, Germany. Founded in 1994, it has been playing in the current formation since 2016.

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Antonín Dvořák
String Quartet No 13 in G major, Op 106 (1st mvt)
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String Quartet No 13 in G major, Op 106 (1st mvt)
Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44
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Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44
Gabriel Fauré
La Bonne Chanson, Op 61
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La Bonne Chanson, Op 61
Ernest Chausson
Chanson perpetuelle, Op 37
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Chanson perpetuelle, Op 37
Giacomo Puccini
Crisantemi
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Crisantemi
Josef Suk & Signum Quartet
Meditation on an old Czech hymn "St Wenceslas"
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Meditation on an old Czech hymn "St Wenceslas"
Erwin Schulhoff
5 Pieces for string quartet
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5 Pieces for string quartet
Signum Quartet & Josef Suk
Meditation on an old Czech Hymn
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Meditation on an old Czech Hymn
Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in D minor , Op 76, No. 2, "Fifths"
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String Quartet in D minor , Op 76, No. 2, "Fifths"
Hugo Wolf
Italian Serenade for string quartet
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Italian Serenade for string quartet
Elizabeth Maconchy
Quartet no. 3 for strings
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Quartet no. 3 for strings
Franz Schubert
String Quartet in C minor, D 703, 'Quartettsatz'
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String Quartet in C minor, D 703, 'Quartettsatz'
Johannes Brahms
String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor Op.51 No.2
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String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor Op.51 No.2
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quartet in B flat major K.159
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Quartet in B flat major K.159
Anton Webern
Langsamer Satz
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Langsamer Satz
Signum Quartet
Maconchy: String Quartet No.3 (BBC Proms 2013)
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Maconchy: String Quartet No.3 (BBC Proms 2013)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Romance in A flat major arr Haydn
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Romance in A flat major arr Haydn

Romance in A flat major arr Haydn

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Nury Guarnaschelli
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Ludwig van Beethoven
Sextet in E flat major for two horns and string quartet, Op 81b (1st mvt)
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Sextet in E flat major for two horns and string quartet, Op 81b (1st mvt)
Johannes Brahms
Allegro non assai from Quartet no.2 in A minor
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Allegro non assai from Quartet no.2 in A minor
Bach & Signum Quartet
Christus, Du bist mein Leben
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Christus, Du bist mein Leben
Arnold van Wyk
Allegro feroce
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Allegro feroce
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2013: Proms Chamber Music 7: Maconchy & Brahms
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Cadogan Hall
2013-08-26T10:16:07
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2013
Proms 2013: Proms Chamber Music 7: Maconchy & Brahms

Proms 2013: Proms Chamber Music 7: Maconchy & Brahms

Cadogan Hall

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