|Ever since the year it was founded in 2007 the doors of the big houses and important festivals opened for the delian::quartett. The echo of the ensemble’s first concerts catapulted them “practically overnight” (Die Rheinpfalz) right to the centre of the international concert scene. In 2008 the classic-magazines crescendo and ensemble, amongst others, devoted major articles to the spectacular career of the “shooting star delian::quartett”, the FAZ predicted that the “enchantingly musicking” delian::quartett would “undoubtedly lose its status as an insiders’ tip very soon”. The debut of the delian::quartett at the Berliner Philharmonie in 2009, with guest Menahem Pressler, sparked off genuine torrents of enthusiasm; the Quartet was received with standing ovations already after the opening piece. Since then the ensemble has performed, acclaimed by public and press alike, in major concert seasons and venues in Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal and – as artistic ambassadors of the Goethe Institute – in Africa. The Quartet has also been a celebrated guest in France, Romania and Denmark, as well in Austria where they were invited to play in the Wiener Musikverein for the first time in 2009. |
Vigorous cooperation binds the delian::quartett with various broadcasting corporations such as the SWR, HR, WDR, Catalunya Música, Radio France, Danmarks Radio, BR, SR, ORF and Deutschlandfunk, which have broadcast live recordings of their performances, presented the “premium wine delian::quartett “ (Radio France) in diverse portrait broadcasts and co-produced the CDs of the ensemble.
The debut CD of the Quartet with works of Robert Schumann which already appeared in May 2008 with the label OehmsClassics stayed for over a year in the newissue top charts in the renowned music magazine crescendo; the radio station BR Klassik introduced it as the editor’s choice. The second recording of the ensemble issued in January 2010 with works of Joseph Haydn received likewise highly acclaimed appraisal: among other honours, it became a reference CD in the classic portal Klassik Heute with “highest possible marks on the entire line” and was awarded a nomination for the Echo Klassik 2010. For 2015 there is, in cooperation with pianist Anatol Ugorski, a double CD about the oeuvre by Dmitri Shostakovich in work.
The guests of the Quartet include Gilles Apap, Dimitri Ashkenazy, Fabio Bidini, Matthias Brandt, Gérard Caussé, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, Ya Dong, Stella Doufexis, José Luis Estellés, Andreas Frölich, Bruno Ganz, Pavel Gililov, Bernd Glemser, Per Arne Glorvigen, Henschel-Quartet, Igor Kamenz, Michel Lethiec, Peter Lohmeyer, Ralph Manno, Sergei Nakariakov, Adrian Oetiker, Alfredo Perl, Menahem Pressler, Hartmut Rohde, François Salque, Harald Schoneweg, Herbert Schuch, Dora Schwarzberg, Lisa Smirnova, Anatol Ugorski and Sophie-Mayuko Vetter.
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