Wed, Jun 23 Wide range of emotions: young Helikon Quartet plays Ter Horst
The up-and-coming Helikon Quartet is praised for its compelling playing. They opt for an exciting programme with works by Maarten ter Horst: personal music with a wide range of emotions.
Contemporary, Chamber Music
The Helikon Quartet is an adventurous and versatile quartet consisting of four young women, that stands out with exceptional programmes. In 2020 they received the Kersjesfonds String Quartet Stipendium. The members also hold positions in a.o. the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Kremerata Baltica. This year, their debut album will be released, with music that they will also play at this concert.
Ter Horst’s String Quartets No. 1 & 2
From an urge to express emotions through music, the young promising Dutch composer Maarten ter Horst wrote his String Quartets No.1 and 2 (2020). The works form a personal journey of love, doubt, fighting and hope. What stands out is the timeless, melodic musical language. With this, he shows a surprising new perspective on a classical tradition. According to the Helikon Quartet: 'His music speaks for itself, we couldn't help but fall in love with it.'
Strijkkwartet nr. 1 in e minor
Strijkkwartet nr. 2 in B-flat major