Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2022

Quator Van Kuijk

Biography

Nicolas Van Kuijk – violin

Sylvain Favre-Bulle – violin

Emmanuel François – viola

Anthony Kondo – cello

Quatuor Van Kuijk’s international accolades boast First, Best Beethoven, and Best Haydn Prizes at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition; First Prize, and an Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition; as well as becoming laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy. They were BBC New Generation Artists from 2015-17, as well as ECHO Rising Stars for the 2017-18 season.

Following such high success early in their career, the ensemble is an established presence at major international venues, performing at the Wigmore Hall, London; Philharmonie de Paris, Auditorium du Louvre, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and Salle Gaveau, Paris; Tonhalle, Zurich; Wiener Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Vienna; Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Berliner Philharmonie; Kölner Philharmonie; Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg; Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Tivoli Concert Series, Denmark; Konserthuset Stockholm; and at festivals including the BBC Proms, Cheltenham, Heidelberg, Lockenhaus, Davos, Verbier, Aix-en-Provence, Montpellier/Radio France, Evian, Auvers-sur-Oise, Stavanger and Trondheim (Norway), Concentus Moraviae (Czech Republic), Haydn/Esterházy (Hungary), and Eilat (Israel).

Upcoming tours will see the quartet make highly anticipated debuts at the Carnegie Hall in New York City, Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre and UKARIA in Australia, and Shanghai Symphony Hall, China.

Quatuor Van Kuijk records exclusively for Alpha Classics. Their debut recording, Mozart, was released to outstanding critical acclaim – CHOC de Classica, DIAPASON D’OR DECOUVERTE. Following celebrated discs of Debussy and Ravel, and Schubert, they return their exploration of Mozart with two further releases across 2020. The first features the String Quartets K421 and K387, and the second presents the Viola Quintets K515 and K516 with Adrien La Marca.

Quatuor Van Kuijk was resident at ProQuartet, Paris, where they studied with members of the Alban Berg, Artemis, and Hagen quartets. Having taken their first steps as students of the Ysaye Quartet, the quartet have since worked with Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior de Mùsica Reina Sofia in Madrid, supported generously by the International Institute of Chamber Music, Madrid. Quatuor Van Kuijk is supported by Pirastro and SPEDIDAM and is grateful to Mécénat Musical Société Générale for their sponsorship.

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Festival Performances Year 2022

Ketil Hvoslef: Hardingtrio (1995)
Hilde Haraldsen Sveen (soprano), Håkon Asheim (hardanger fiddle), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Opening speech

Beethoven: Sonata for piano and violin No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
Antje Weithaas (violin), Enrico Pace (piano)

Interval

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59, No. 1
Quatuor van Kuijk

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3
Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

Beethoven: Folk Songs
Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Alina Ibragimova (violin), Christian Poltéra (cello), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

Beethoven: 12 Variations on 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen', Op.66
Christian Poltéra (cello), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135
Quatuor van Kuijk

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95
Quatuor van Kuijk

Beethoven: Sonata for piano and violin No. 10 in G major, Op. 96
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

Interval

Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
Antje Weithaas (violin), Tanja Tetzlaff (cello), Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat major, Op. 18, No. 6
Quatuor van Kuijk

Beethoven: Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20
Antje Weithaas (violin), Henninge Landaas (viola), Tanja Tetzlaff (cello), Callum Hay Jennings (double bass), Björn Nyman (clarinet), Sebastian Stevensson (bassoon), Ragnhild Lothe (horn)

Mozart: Adagio in E-flat major (arr. Ólafsson from String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K. 516)
Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

J. S. Bach: Three Chorale Preludes (arr. György Kurtág)
Víkingur Ólafsson, Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Beethoven: Große Fuge, Op.134
Víkingur Ólafsson, Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59, No. 3
Quatuor van Kuijk

Beethoven: Fantasia for piano, Op.77
Enrico Pace (piano)

Beethoven: 7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', WoO 46
Tanja Tetzlaff (cello), Sveinung Bjelland (piano)

Marius Neset: Spring Dance
Ingrid Søfteland Neset (flute), Marius Neset (saxophone)

Marius Neset: A Day in the Sparrow's Life
Ingrid Søfteland Neset (flute), Marius Neset (saxophone), Sveinung Bjelland (piano)

Beethoven: Bagatelle in A-flat major, Op. 33, No. 7
Leif Ove Andsnes (fortepiano)

Beethoven: Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise"
Leif Ove Andsnes (fortepiano)

Ketil Hvoslef: String Quartet No. 3 (1998)
Quatuor van Kuijk