Engegård Quartet
  • Tuesday 10 December 2024, 7:00pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • Standard £25. Unwaged £11.50. Students £5
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Formed under the midnight sun in Lofoten in 2005, the Engegård quartet has become one of Norway’s most sought after ensembles. Their bold fresh interpretation of classical repertoire, combined with their deep attachment to their Scandinavian roots has attracted international acclaim. Following the sellout success last season of the performance of Danish folk music at MCCS by the Danish Quartet, the Engegård quartet will perform Norwegian Folk music for string quartet. Their programme also includes a work which was premiered in 2024 and specially composed for the Engegård quartet by the leading British composer Julian Anderson,  currently Professor of Composition and Composer in Residence at Guildhall School of Music & Drama .In addition they offer classical chamber music repertoire by Mendelssohn and Beethoven’s  “Harp” quartet named after the pizzicato sections which are reminiscent of the plucking of a harp. This is an opportunity to experience a wide range of experiences in the genre of chamber music.

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About the Engegård Quartet

Formed under the midnight sun in Lofoten in 2005, the Engegård Quartet has rapidly become one of Norway’s most sought after ensembles. Their bold, fresh interpretations of the classical repertoire combined with a deep attachment to their Scandinavian roots has attracted international acclaim, and inspired some innovative partnerships and programming. The quartet’s debut CD was praised as ‘breath-taking’ in The Strad, while their second release won Pizzicato magazine’s ‘Supersonic Award’. Their CD of works by Grieg, Sibelius and Olav Anton Thommessen was praised by Tully Potter in Music Web International as ‘what Grieg lovers have been waiting for’. Recent CD releases include Mozart’s ‘Prussian Quartets’ and the complete string quartets of Schumann.

The Engegård Quartet has a busy concert schedule throughout Scandinavia and further afield. They have performed in some of Europe’s finest venues including the Mozarteum in Salzburg and Prague’s Rudolfinum, and have travelled to South America for concerts in Bogotá and Sao Paolo. Festival performances include the Delft Chamber Music Festival, SoNoRo Festival in Bucharest, and Heidelberg’s Streichquartettfest. Members of the quartet are also deeply involved in bringing superb chamber music to Norway – Arvid Engegård as Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival, and several quartet members are deeply involved with Oslo Quartet Series.

The Engegård Quartet has had the honour to work with (among others) András Schiff, Leif Ove Andsnes, Christian Ihle Hadland, and Emma Johnson. They also love to collaborate with colleagues from different musical traditions, including a folk/classical fusion with Hardanger fiddler Nils Økland, a collaboration with jazz-violinist Ola Kvernberg, and a programme of Ibsen and late Beethoven with actor Bjørn Sundquist. The Engegård Quartet’s own ‘1-2-3 festival’ has proven immensely popular and is now a regular event each fall.

The Engegård Quartet is supported by the Norwegian Arts Council.

Engegård Quartet
  • The Stoller Hall
  • Standard £25. Unwaged £11.50. Students £5

Please note: Limited availability for £5 student tickets.

Performers

Performers

Arvid Engegård violin
Laura Custodio Sabas violin
Juliet Jopling viola
Jan Clemens Carlsen cello

Programme

Programme

BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Op. 73
Julian ANDERSON Commissioned Work (Commissioned for the Engegård Quartet, premiered in 2024)
Norwegian Folk Songs
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44 No. 2

Formed under the midnight sun in Lofoten in 2005, the Engegård quartet has become one of Norway’s most sought after ensembles. Their bold fresh interpretation of classical repertoire, combined with their deep attachment to their Scandinavian roots has attracted international acclaim. Following the sellout success last season of the performance of Danish folk music at MCCS by the Danish Quartet, the Engegård quartet will perform Norwegian Folk music for string quartet. Their programme also includes a work which was premiered in 2024 and specially composed for the Engegård quartet by the leading British composer Julian Anderson,  currently Professor of Composition and Composer in Residence at Guildhall School of Music & Drama .In addition they offer classical chamber music repertoire by Mendelssohn and Beethoven’s  “Harp” quartet named after the pizzicato sections which are reminiscent of the plucking of a harp. This is an opportunity to experience a wide range of experiences in the genre of chamber music.

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society Season Ticket

Book a season ticket and get 15% off. See the full season of concerts here.

Book a Full Season Ticket

Special Offer

Book any three concerts in the Manchester Chamber Concerts Society’s 24/25 season and get 10% off. This discount will automatically apply at checkout.

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society

About the Engegård Quartet

Formed under the midnight sun in Lofoten in 2005, the Engegård Quartet has rapidly become one of Norway’s most sought after ensembles. Their bold, fresh interpretations of the classical repertoire combined with a deep attachment to their Scandinavian roots has attracted international acclaim, and inspired some innovative partnerships and programming. The quartet’s debut CD was praised as ‘breath-taking’ in The Strad, while their second release won Pizzicato magazine’s ‘Supersonic Award’. Their CD of works by Grieg, Sibelius and Olav Anton Thommessen was praised by Tully Potter in Music Web International as ‘what Grieg lovers have been waiting for’. Recent CD releases include Mozart’s ‘Prussian Quartets’ and the complete string quartets of Schumann.

The Engegård Quartet has a busy concert schedule throughout Scandinavia and further afield. They have performed in some of Europe’s finest venues including the Mozarteum in Salzburg and Prague’s Rudolfinum, and have travelled to South America for concerts in Bogotá and Sao Paolo. Festival performances include the Delft Chamber Music Festival, SoNoRo Festival in Bucharest, and Heidelberg’s Streichquartettfest. Members of the quartet are also deeply involved in bringing superb chamber music to Norway – Arvid Engegård as Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival, and several quartet members are deeply involved with Oslo Quartet Series.

The Engegård Quartet has had the honour to work with (among others) András Schiff, Leif Ove Andsnes, Christian Ihle Hadland, and Emma Johnson. They also love to collaborate with colleagues from different musical traditions, including a folk/classical fusion with Hardanger fiddler Nils Økland, a collaboration with jazz-violinist Ola Kvernberg, and a programme of Ibsen and late Beethoven with actor Bjørn Sundquist. The Engegård Quartet’s own ‘1-2-3 festival’ has proven immensely popular and is now a regular event each fall.

The Engegård Quartet is supported by the Norwegian Arts Council.

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