DUDOK STRING QUARTET
Wednesday 5 March 2014
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8.30pm
Regarded as one of the most promising string quartets in Europe, the Dudok String Quartet will appear for the first time in Nicosia in a concert that is organized in collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Cyprus and supported by the European Union through the United Nations Development Programme Partnership for the Future (UNDP-PFF). Graduate of the Dutch String Quartet Academy, the Dudok Quartet has appeared in Europe’s most distinguished venues and is wi! nner of many international competitions, including the 7th International Quatuors à Bordeaux, the International String Quartet Competition in Radom and the 27th Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition. For their concert in Nicosia, on Wednesday 5 March 2014 at The Shoe Factory, 8:30pm, the Dudoks will perform works by Haydn, Webern and Schumann.
DUDOK STRING QUARTET
In June 2013, the Dudok Quartet finished their studies at the Dutch String Quartet Academy with highest distinction. Partly due to their successes at international competitions, the Quartet has been recognized as one of the most promising young European string quartets.
In May 2013, the Dudok Quartet was finalist and laureate of the 7th International String Quartet Competition “Quatuors à Bordeaux”. Some of the prizes the Qua! rtet has won throughout the years, include, the First Prize at the International String Quartet Competition in Radom, Poland, in 2011 and the First Prize at the 27th Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition in 2012. In November 2012, the Quartet was awarded the Second Prize at the 6th Joseph Joachim International Chamber Music Competition in Weimar, Germany.
The members of the Dudok Quartet met during concerts of the Ricciotti Ensemble, a Dutch street symphony orchestra. From 2009 until 2011 the Quartet studied with the Alban Berg Quartett at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. Subsequently, they studied with Marc Danel at the Dutch String Quartet Academy. They actively participated in master-classes with members of the Lindsay Quartet, the Takács Quartet, Ysaÿe Quartet and Eberhard Feltz.
The Dudok Quartet performed at many prestigious festivals, such as the Gergiev Festival, the Grachten Festival, ! the Orlando Festival, Festival Jeunes Talents (Paris) and the Linari Classic Festival (Italy). The Quartet also gave concerts in every main concert hall in the Netherlands and Europe. They have collaborated and shared the stage with many renowned musicians, including, cellists Pieter Wispelwey, Dmitri Ferschtman and Quirine Viersen, violist Mikhail Zemtsov and pianist Hannes Minnaar.
Apart from the classical string quartet repertoire, the Dudok Quartet has performed a number of contemporary works and has collaborated with many well-known contemporary classical composers, such as Kaija Saariaho, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Calliope Tsoupaki, on their music. The Quartet gave the world première of Julius Röntgen’s Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra in the Czech Republic, followed by concerts in the Netherlands.
The Dudok Quartet is named after Willem Marinus Dudok (1884 – 1974), a famous Dutch ar! chitect and great music lover: he came from a musical family and composed music in his spare time. “I owe more to composers than I owe to any architect”, he wrote. “I feel deeply the common core of music and architecture: after all, they both derive their value from the right proportions.”
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C major Op.54, No.2 (1788)
Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz (1905)
String Quartet Op.28 (1938)
Robert Schumann: String Quartet in A major Op.41, No.3 (1842)
€15 Adults / €10 Members of the Foundation, Concessions
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