About the Event
The leading Spanish culture magazine, Scherzo, described the performances of the Mandelring Quartet in Madrid as a "luxurious poetry of sound." Their interpretations not only convey the emotional depth of the works, but also bring to life their richness and complexity. One of the quartet's distinctive features is their cyclical performances of the complete string chamber music of Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Shostakovich. They also offer concert formats where the audience can spontaneously choose from a selection of works.
Since 1997, the Mandelring Quartet has been organizing its own festival in Neustadt an der Weinstraße. This festival provides a platform for the ensemble to showcase their talents and collaborate with other musicians. Currently, the quartet is celebrating its 40th anniversary on stage, a significant milestone in their illustrious career.
In honor of this special occasion, Christoph Schickedanz, a violinist and composer closely associated with the quartet, has composed a unique piece called the "Quartet Quintet." This composition playfully references Haydn's famous "Quintenquartett" and adds an extra layer of creativity to their repertoire.
Overall, the Mandelring Quartet's performances captivate audiences with their intense and transparent interpretations. Their commitment to showcasing the complete works of renowned composers, as well as their innovative concert formats and collaborations, demonstrate their dedication to musical excellence and their desire to constantly push boundaries within the classical music realm.
- Joseph Haydn – Streichquartett d‐moll op. 76 Nr. 2 Hob. III 76 „Quintenquartett“
- Christoph Schickedanz – »Quartenquintett« (Auftragskomposition anlässlich des 40. Geburtstags des Mandelring Quartetts)
- Johannes Brahms – String Quintet no. 2 in G major, op. 111