The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Extends Engagement of the Danish String Quartet
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
NEW YORK CAN’T GET ENOUGH
OF THE HOTTEST NEW STRING QUARTET
THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
EXTENDS ENGAGEMENT OF
T H E D A N I S H S T R I N G Q U A R T E T
DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND
ADDED PERFORMANCE ON FEBRUARY 10 AT 7:30 PM
WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED ONLINE
New York (2/3/2014) – The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (David Finckel and Wu Han, Artistic Directors) has announced that, due to overwhelming demand The Danish String Quartet, a CMS Two Artist Member, has added an encore performance of Beethoven Reflected on Monday, February 10th at 7:30 PM at the Chamber Music Society’s Rose Studio (Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor). This is in addition to the originally scheduled performance on February 9th at 5:00 p.m. at Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th Street).
This newly added, limited capacity concert in the Chamber Music Society’s Rose Studio provides a special opportunity for an audience to experience beloved repertoire by Beethoven and Mendelssohn in an intimate environment, and includes a reception. This concert will be streamed live online to a world-wide audience on the Chamber Music Society website
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th Street)
Danish String Quartet
Sunday, February 9, 5:00 PM
Tickets Limited Availability; at box office or by calling (212) 875-5788;
Pre-concert lecture with Michael Parloff in the Rose Studio at 3:45 PM. For more information call (212) 875-5788
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents The Danish String Quartet at the Rose Studio (Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor)
Monday, February 10, 7:30 PM
Tickets $75; by calling (212) 875-5788;
About the Danish String Quartet__________________________________________
The Danish String Quartet is in the first year of a coveted three-year residency that it won to become part of CMS Two at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Embodying the quintessential elements of a chamber music ensemble, the Danish String Quartet has established a reputation for possessing an integrated sound, impeccable intonation, and judicious balance. Since making its debut in 2002 at the Copenhagen Festival, the group of musical friends has demonstrated a passion for Scandinavian composers, who they frequently incorporate into adventurous contemporary programs, while also proving skilled and profound performers of the classical masters. Last season, the New York Times selected their concert as a highlight of the year: “One of the most powerful renditions of Beethoven’s Opus 132 String Quartet that I’ve heard live or on a recording.”
Since winning the Danish Radio P2 Chamber Music Competition in 2004, the quartet has been in great demand throughout Denmark and in October 2013 it presented the seventh annual DSQ-Musifest, a three-day festival held in Copenhagen that brings together musical friends the quartet has met on its travels. Outside of its homeland the quartet will perform in the UK, Spain, Germany, Northern Ireland, Australia, Norway, Poland, and the US during the 2013-14 season. In 2009 the Danish String Quartet won First Prize in the 11th London International String Quartet Competition, as well as four additional prizes from the same jury. This competition is now called the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and the Danish String Quartet has performed at the famed hall on several occasions. It will return to Wigmore Hall in April 2014 to perform a program of Beethoven and Haydn. The quartet is a member of Chamber Music Society Two and a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist.
In 2006, the Danish String Quartet was Danish Radio’s Artist-in-Residence, giving them the opportunity to record all of Carl Nielsen’s string quartets in the Danish Radio Concert Hall, subsequently released to critical acclaim on the Dacapo label in 2007 and 2008. In 2012 the Danish String Quartet released an equally-acclaimed recording of Haydn and Brahms quartets on the German AVI-music label. It recently recorded works by Brahms and Fuchs with award-winning clarinetist Sebastian Manz at the Bayerische Rundfunk in Munich to be released by AVI-music in early 2014. The quartet’s love of Scandinavian music has been captured in a recording of folk music that it will release on its own label in Spring 2014.
Violinists Frederik Øland and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen and violist Asbjørn Nørgaard met as children at a music summer camp where they played both soccer and music together, eventually making the transition into a serious string quartet in their teens and studying at Copenhagen’s Royal Academy of Music. In 2008 the three Danes were joined by Norwegian cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin. The Danish String Quartet was primarily taught and mentored by Professor Tim Frederiksen.
About The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center____________________________
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. Along with other constituents such as the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society has its home at Lincoln Center, in Alice Tully Hall. CMS presents annual series of concerts and educational events for listeners ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages. Performing repertoire from over three centuries, and numerous premieres by living composers, CMS offers programs curated to provide listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music. The performing artists of CMS, a multi-generational and international selection of expert chamber musicians, constitute an evolving repertory company capable of presenting chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period. The annual activities of CMS include a full season of concerts and events, national and international tours, and annual performances at eight residencies around the world. CMS’ artistry is supported by numerous live-streamed concerts, lectures, and master classes, nationally televised broadcasts on Live From Lincoln Center, an international, year-round radio series, and regular appearances on American Public Media’s Performance Today. In 2004, CMS appointed cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han artistic directors. They succeed founding director Charles Wadsworth (1969-89), Fred Sherry (1989-93), and David Shifrin (1993-2004).
Dedicated to developing the chamber music leaders of the future, CMS created CMS Two, the highly regarded and rigorously competitive three-season residency for the most important chamber music ensembles and individuals, that fully integrates CMS Two artists into every facet of CMS activities. Each year, a number of CMS Two alumni are invited to become CMS Season Artists and Guest Artists, and many of the world’s leading artists, such as pianist Lang Lang, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, violinist Hilary Hahn, and many others are alumni of the program. A Season Artist with CMS since he completed the program in 2011-12, CMS Two alumnus cellist Nicholas Canellakis wrote: “There isn’t a single musical organization in the country that helps young musicians like the Chamber Music Society does with its CMS Two program.”