The Ruysdael Quartet, one of the top Dutch string quartets for over 25 years, started their journey winning prizes at the Charles Hennen and Bordeaux competitions, as well as the prestigious Dutch Kersjesprijs.
They perform regularly on all Dutch stages and tour frequently abroad, including recent appearances at the Brighton Festival in the UK and the Zunfkonzerte Lavatertage Festival in Zurich.
Highlights of the last few seasons include the honor of be invited to accompany their majesties the King and Queen of the Netherlands on their State visit to France, as well as a Wigmore Hall debut and tours of Japan and Turkey.
The Ruysdael Quartet’s repertoire spans from Purcell to contemporary works and many composers have written especially for them, including Jörg Widmann, whose 9th quartet they premiered in 2023.
For their 25th anniversary, no fewer than 25 Dutch composers wrote miniatures for the quartet in celebration.
The Ruysdael Quartet often collaborates with prominent artists such as Nino Gvetadze, Jörg Widmann, Charles Neidich, Lenneke Ruiten, and Thomas Riebl.
They also have their own festival, the Zoom! Chamber Music Festival, which takes place annually in and around Rheden.
The quartet’s recordings have been praised in the national and international press, and they have frequently been selected as a favorite in the Dutch radio program Diskotabel’s blind comparisons.