For their 25-year jubilee 25 prominent composers wrote a miniature for the Ruysdael Quartet. These pieces were recorded on video where the quartet is situated in an image created by Eric de Clercq in collaboration with the composers. Every Thursday a new one will appear on our YouTube channel, which can be watched here.
This month The Grammophone posted a very nice review of our latest CD:
The first double CD of the Ruysdaels is now available. This special release in the year of the quartet’s 25th anniversary contains four pieces which we feel very strongly connected with. Click here for more information and order possibilities.
This and next season, The Ruysdael Kwartet celebrates its 25th anniversary.
25 composers are currently working on a short piece for us.
With a successful crowdfunding campaign the funding for this project was secured.
Click here to watch our video!
On Sunday March 6 the Ruysdaels played a special house concert in Amsterdam of which the fee went to a special project for the Youth Orchestra of Ukraine. We hope the quartet’s contribution will make (little) difference in these extremely difficult times. https://smo.ngo/en/ukraine/
Because of the Covid restrictions we have moved our Zoom festival to September. We have very exciting guest musicians and an adventurous programme. Check it out on zoomfestival.nl.
Our latest CD is out. Ravel’s quartet in F major, Dutilleux’s “Ainsi la Nuit” and Debussy’s “Clair de Lune”
Press release Quart de Nuit (in Dutch)
Welcome to Michael! After 15 years Jeroen has decided to leave the quartet to dedicate his life to other things, mainly cello-related. We are very happy to announce that Michael Müller will be succeeding him. Michael has played with some prominent quartets in the past, like the Parkanyì Quartet and we are very much looking forward to working together in this new configuration!
During the second edition of the String Quartet Biennale in Amsterdam the Ruysdael Quartet will perform twice: Beethoven’s op. 18/4 on January 28 and the Terry Riley’s entire Salome dances for Peace on January 30. http://www.sqba.nl/
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!