Copenhagen String Quartet

 

The new Copenhagen String Quartet was founded in2004 by leading members of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra under its former name Sjællands String Quartet.

Since 2013 the ensemble plays in the constellation Eugene Tichindeleanu and John Bak Dinitzen Violins, Bernd Rinne, Viola and Richard Krug, Cello.

After their debut in Tivoli’s Concert Hall the ensemble quickly developed as a central part of Danish chamber music life. Concerts in several European and Asian countries followed.

Since 2006 there is a cooperation with the Danish record label Dacapo Records witch leeds to recordings of String quartets by Sunleif Rasmussen (2006), Paul von Klenau (2008) and Anders Koppel (2010).

The CD with two string quartets and saxophone quintet by Anders Koppel was awarded by the “Classic Today” magazine as CD of the month, and as “best discs of the year 2011″ by the american Hi-Fi Magazin “Audiophile Audition.”

The long and close connection to the jazz saxophone player Benjamin Koppel continues with a new CD this year and also a tour.

At the moment the Copenhagen string Quartet is preparing 2 Schuberts CDs (one with famos baritone Johan Reuter) and will also play in the season 14/15, complete cycles of all 17 Beethoven quartets in Denmark and in the United States.