During the brand new String Quartet Biennale in Amsterdam the Ruysdael Quartet will perform 3 times: Beethoven’s op. 131 on January 29, early Haydn on January 31 and Andriessen on February 1. http://www.sqba.nl/
In addition to the rich standard string quartet repertoire we are currently exploring:
Freeing the mind from the written note: discovering the worlds of improvisation and playing by heart. Music by Louis Andriessen and a world premiere by Oene van Geel.
Daring to push the limits to unearth composers’ intentions by delving into authentic performance practices using gut strings and classical bows
Collaborating with dancers and video artists to create a spectacular version of Terry Riley’s Salome Dances for Peace
2 new series!
This season the Ruysdaels appear in two new series. One of those feels familiar, as it is a Splendor production, but the location is something completely different: the stunning Uilenburger Sjoel, a bit further down the road. The other series is three concerts in the amazing Hanzehof in Zutphen, entirely programmed by ourselves!
After the successful trip of 2015, the Ruysdaels are invited again to perform 4 concerts in Japan. This time the trip will take them to Tokyo, Nagoya and Yokohama. On the menu there are quartets by Ravel and Tchaikovsky, but also the Mozart clarinet quintet with Charles Neidich!
ZOOM!’s second edition is coming soon!
From 2-5 June the second ZOOM! festival will take place. There will be four days full of concerts and some fantastic guest musicians, like Aleksander Madzar, Charles Neidich and the Osiris Trio. Check http://www.zoomfestival.nl for the full program and other information!
The first Zoom! festival in Rheden (NL) from 4th until 7th of June 2015 was a tremendous experience. More than 10 exciting concerts took place and we were joined by more than 40 musicians from all over the world. For an impression and some photo’s: zoomfestival.nl