Virtuosic Soloists, Perfect Ensemble
They are at home all over the world. The quartet know more than practically any other chamber musical ensemble how to win their audiences the world over, not just with virtuosic mastery of their instrument, but also with their sense of fun, instrumental acrobatics, charm and humour.
They combine whatever can possibly be combined with their beloved classical music: tango, chansons, folk and film soundtrack.
As a quartet they are virtuosic soloists yet unbeatable as an ensemble of musicians each of whom perform an essential part to create the perfect interplay of virtuosic classical prowess peppered with cabaret-style show with artistic sketches, effortless flair and disarming self-irony.
How it all started
From the cosiness of the living room into the wide, wide world
It was the early 80s and the founders, then eleven years-old, shared the baton in a local Hamburg schools orchestra.
From the very first time that the girls burst into fits of laughter, they knew: Aristotle was right when he said that there is such a thing as ‟one soul in two bodies” – more than sharing the same sense of humour – a deep friendship which never dies.
It was at a regular meeting of musicians, actors and artists who performed on the last Friday of every month in a kind of salon held in an apartment in the Hamburg neighbourhood of Eppendorf that the girls played regularly in a piano quartet.
At some point a gallery owner asked the four musicians whether they would like to perform in the gallery – a public performance.
This group had their break-though in 2002 with sell-out concerts in their home city of Hamburg, Germany.
The headline in the German national newspaper Welt am Sonntag ran: “A Quartet is born.”
Now they give more than 120 concerts a year.
They also appear in guest performances in cities all over Europe, in the USA, in China and South America.