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ADAM Quartet

With fresh eyes, the ADAM Quartet seeks to shine its light on the string quartet’s repertoire. Graduated from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2020, it is member of the Netherlands String Quartet Academy (NSKA), where it is supervised by artistic director Marc Danel and has received master classes from Eberhard Feltz, Pavel Fischer, Luc-Marie Aguera, Gary Hoffman and Daniel Rowland, among others.

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Airis String Quartet

Warsaw, Poland

Founded in Cracow in 2008 to pour an untamed student passion into modern music, it has been actively performing for over 14 years and is a winner of numerous international competitions, scholarships and national art grants. The quartet’s field of musical exploration has been contemporary Polish music with Krzysztof Penderecki in the lead, and world music literature of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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AKELA Quartet

Copenhagen, Denmark

Founded in 2019 at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, it has been performing quartet repertoire throughout Denmark with presence and curiosity, under the guidance of Professor Tim Frederiksen. An attentive and inspiring ensemble, it has organized and performed concerts of very different character – from school concerts with singing and storytelling, concerts in retirement homes, to chamber music concerts in some of Denmark’s largest halls.

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Akhtamar Quartet

Paris, France

The quartet’s name comes from the Armenian pieces by Komitas/Aslamazyan, which the ensemble has been playing regularly since their foundation. Formed in Brussels in 2014, it was one of the six quartets selected for the Paris Philharmonic’s tremplins jeunes quatuors in 2016. Winner of numerous awards, it performs in concert halls and festivals all over Europe.

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Alinde Quartett

Cologne, Germany

Awarded prizes at numerous international competitions, the quartet currently performs in halls all over Europe. In 2022-24 concert seasons, it performed at Elbphilharmonie, Kölner Philharmonie, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Mecklenburg Vorpommern and Mozartfest Würzburg. Igniting a passion for chamber music and increasing understanding of it is indeed the quartet’s main mission, pursued by organizing pedagogical projects.

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Amai Quartet

Vienna, Austria

Formed in 2020 at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, the quartet won the third prize at the Pakosky competition in Piacenza. It also won first prize and audience prize at the Pietro Marzani Young String Quartet Competition in Rovereto, thanks to which it performs in the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 seasons in Modena, Rivoli, Mestre and Rovereto, where it will have the opportunity to participate in the Settenovecento festival.

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Animato Quartet

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Founded in 2013, its members have been praised for their passionate and spontaneous playing and powerful stage presence. The programmes contain a combination of classical music inspired by the string quartet repertoire and contemporary compositions, some of which have been composed especially for the ensemble. The quartet has performed in the Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, Norway and France.

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Antarja Quartet

Warsaw, Poland

A dynamically developing young Polish quartet, their concert repertoire offers classical and contemporary pieces, including no shortage of premieres. The quartet’s main goal is to promote Polish chamber music abroad. Formed in 2009, its members studied at the Academy of Music in Kraków and Poznań, and the quartetperformed over 100 concerts in its 11 years of activity.

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Atenea Quartet

Madrid, Spain

Formed in 2019, the quartet was trained by members of the Casals Quartet and musicians such as Heinz Holliger in the Swiss Chamber Academy, Heime Müller at the Biennale of String Quartets in Barcelona in 2020, and Donald Weilerstein in the International Chamber Music Campus in Germany. It is continuing its musical development at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel, where three of its members are pursuing Master Oficial programmes.

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Belinfante Quartet

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The quartet honors Frieda Belinfante, musician and first female artistic director and conductor in Europe. Formed in 2016, the quartet has performed in the Netherlands and throughout Europe. The ensemble explores the combination of fundamental works from the string quartet repertoire with lesser-known masterpieces. It is currently Quartet in Residence at the Netherlands String Quartet Academy in Amsterdam.

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Chaos String Quartet

Vienna, Austria

Following a path free of predefined standards, transcending all barriers and pushing all limits, is the motto of the quartet. Distinguished as “The most promising newcomer ensemble 2020” at the 65th Chamber Music Campus of Jeunesse Musicales International, it was invited to perform at the Heidelberger Streichquartettfest 2022. In 2019, it was selected for ECMAster (European Chamber Music Master) Programme and in 2020 won the XI Vittorio Rimbotti International Prize.

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Cuarteto Iberia

Madrid, Spain

Born in 2017 in Madrid, its participation in the Boccherini Open Gold Festival in 2018 received great critical acclaim for their interpretation of Luigi Boccherini’s work, giving impetus to an already promising career. They participated in masterclasses and festivals in Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Lucerne, Weikersheim and Madrid, and in 2019 received a scholarship from Jeunesses Musicales International.