"The Netherlands String Quartet Academy guides young talented quartets to a flourishing future in the international performing arts. Founded by Stefan Metz in 2001, since 2011 the artistic direction has been in the hands of Marc Danel, primarius of the Danel Quartet. Its programs are distinguished by an all-round and specialized curriculum with music education at postgraduate level, workshops in cultural entrepreneurship, concerts through the NSKA network and facilities such as rehearsal and recording locations and residencies"