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Stradivari Quartett

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Xiaoming Wang - violin
Maya Kadosh - violin
Lech Antonio Uszynski - viola
Maja Weber - violoncello

Since its foundation in 2007, the Stradivari Quartet has gained an excellent reputation worldwide - in concerts and at its trademark StradivariFESTs. The shared experience in concert and "around it" is central to the quartet, so that the audience is always in close contact, who often enthusiastically follows the ensemble as a loyal "fan community": Music and cultural enthusiasm at the highest level - in Zurich, Berlin, Cremona and other places.

Without question, the Stradivari Quartet is one of the most interesting ensembles of our time. It gives around 50 concerts a year in Switzerland and all over the world and has performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall in London, the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, as well as the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Kioi Hall in Tokyo, the Shanghai Oriental Hall, the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing and the Seoul Arts Center. Invitations to the most prominent festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, the Kissinger Sommer, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Rubinstein Piano Festival in Lodz, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the StradivariFEST in Cremona are further highlights.

The Stradivari Quartet has a broad repertoire, but the musicians are increasingly concentrating on large cycles, which they dedicate to one composer at a time - usually over the course of a season. This special focus makes possible an extraordinary intensity. In the 2018/2019 season, for example, the quartet offered a Mozart tour around Lake Zurich, the quartet's home, and in the 2019/2020 season the focus was on Beethoven. The CD recordings also focus on individual composers in each case, for example Schubert (2018), Schumann (2018) and Mozart (2015). At the StradivariFESTs, too, the conceptually well thought-out festivals are intended to bring composers, musicians and the audience together as one. This is done entirely in the artistic spirit of the Stradivari Quartet, namely the endeavour to come as close as possible to the famously unattainable optimum.