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Due to the continuation of the corona measures Diligentia is closed.
So our concerts are not possible.

NEW PLANNING
Normally we give information about the next concert on this page. But everything is uncertain now.
We can only give an update of the concerts that have been rescheduled or cancelled.

Season 2019/20:
The concert of the Quatuor Danel had been rescheduled to January 21th. But also this will not be possible. We have been able to find a new date: Tuesday September 28th 2021.

Season 2020/21:

  • The concert of the Bennewitz Quartet on Oktober 20th has been cancelled.
    Unfortunately we have not been able to find a new date. The concert is cancelled.
    We will do our best to invite Bennewitz in a coming season.
  • The concert of the Jerusalem Quartet on November 17th 2020 had to be cancelled.
    This concert is now part of the season 2021/22.
  • The concert of the Corneille quartet had been postponed to March 30th 2021.
    But also that will not be possible now. The new date is MONDAY May 31th.
    And even this date is not possible. We will try to reschedule this concert in November 2011 or possibly February 2022.
  • Pavel Haas Quartet (February 2th 2021) Cancelled, the new date will be May 25th 2021.
    As this date is not possible either, we unfortunately had to cancel this concert.
    We will try to invite this quartet in our 2022/23 series.
  • Calidore String Quartet (March 16th 2021) Cancelled. The quartet will not travel this year. But the new date is WEDNESDAY May 18th 2022.
  • Olivier Patey and friends (April 13th 2021) Cancelled, but the new date is Monday June 21th 2021.
The good news is that the program for the 2021/22 season is ready. See here .
We trust that better times will come.
If you have not received the brochure, please send an email to info@stichtingkamermuziekdenhaag.nl


NEXT CONCERT

TUESDAY 12 OKTOBER 2021
TUESDAY 19 OKTOBER 2021
20.15 p.m.

QUATUOR AROD (France)

Jordan Victoria Violin
Alexandre Vu Violin
Tanguy Parisot Viola
Jérémy Garbarg Cello
The cellist Samy Rachid has left the quartet.

PROGRAM

Mendelssohn Bartholdy String Quartet no 6 opus 80
Bartok String Quartet no. 3
Ravel String Quartet
Note: The program will be opened with the Mendelssohn Bartholdy String Quartet no. 6
instead of the Borodin String Quartet.

So, what is this “Arod”? A forgotten composer, a mythical city, a mysterious acrostic? Why not, indeed. In fact, Le Quatuor Arod chose as their tutelary figure a horse imagined by Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings. A symbol of strength and ardour (his name means “agile, swift”), he also embodied a spirit of freedom and companionship given that the elf Legolas provided him with a bareback horse, without reins.
This community of the bow was born in 2013 at the Conservatoire de Paris. All the members of the quartet studied there, benefiting in particular from the teaching of Jean Sulem. Starting out as a group of students, burning to get their fingers on the finest pages of the repertoire, the ensemble chose as their first outing the FNAPEC competition, which has crowned such great string quartets as the Modigliani and Ysaÿe. The Quatuor Arod won the first prize there (2014), which for them opened the doors of the ProQuartet residency–the European Centre for Chamber Music.

After working at the Conservatoire with the Quatuor Ébène, then very regularly with the Quatuor Artemis at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Élisabeth in Brussels, the quartet took up a residency at the Fondation Singer-Polignac then gave itself a new, ambitious challenge with the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in 2015. To prepare as best as they could, they turned to the person who was to become their real mentor: Mathieu Herzog, the violist of the Quatuor Ébène, now a conductor. With him, they refined their technique and their musicality, but also learned how better to cope with a constantly shared daily life. This competitor, which they entered with both serenity and pleasure, remains one of the greatest memories of Arod, because they won the First Prize as well as two Performance Prizes.

When the quartet decided to take on the Everest of competitions, the ARD in Munich, quite naturally Mathieu Herzog was there to give them a fillip. This work and this daring paid off because they won the First Prize, a supreme accolade which has been awarded only seven times since 1959 and their victory in 2016. Now at the stately age of three, they were following in the footsteps of such previous masterful winners as the Tokyo, Artemis and Ébène quartets.
Pushed into the limelight by this exploit, the Quatuor Arod was made the BBC New Generation Artist from 2017 to 2019 and the ECHO Rising Star for the 2018-2019 season, before continuing their glittering career. Just five years after their first harmonies in a rehearsal room at the Conservatoire, they are sought for across the five continents and in the most prestigious concert halls: the Philharmonie de Paris, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Berliner Philharmonie, the ElbPhilharmonie of Hamburg, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Bozar in Brussels, the Oji Hall in Tokyo and none other than Carnegie Hall in New York for their first tour of the USA.

From Gramophone to Le Monde without forgetting The Strad and Diapason, critics have also hailed the rare energy of the Quatuor Arod in concert as well as the quality of their recordings, the first of which was devoted to Mendelssohn, and the second created like a musical kaleidoscope centred around Mathilde Zemlinsky.
The quarter also enjoys working with such artists as Elsa Dreisig, Adam Laloum, Jérôme Pernoo, Antoine Tamestit, Alexandre Tharaud and Camille Thomas. More than just being performers, they are also driving on the music of tomorrow: in 2017, they premiered Al Asr, Benjamin Attahir’s first string quartet, commissioned by La Belle Saison and ProQuartet.
Homepage: wwww.quatuorarod.com