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Dudok Kwartet Amsterdam
String Quartet
BBT Award 2018

Dudok Kwartet Amsterdam - Biography

Judith van Driel violin
Marleen Wester violin
Marie-Louise de Jong viola
David Faber cello

Sharing the heart of music is our motto and we live and breathe old and new music in both our performance and on record ‘ says Dudok Kwartet Amsterdam.

The quartet studied with the Alban Berg Quartet in Cologne and subsequently, for two years, at the Dutch String Quartet Academy with Marc Danel of Quatuor Danel, graduating with highest distinction in 2013. Between 2011 and 2013, the quartet was awarded the top prizes in international string quartet competitions such as Quatuors à Bordeaux and Joseph Joachim Weimar. In 2014, the quartet received the Kersjes Prize, an award of €50.000 offered to a chamber music group of exceptional talent. Its first CD, Metamorphoses, was named Editor’s Choice in The Gramophone, and the second, Labyrinth, met with similar acclaim, including a five-star review in BBC Music Magazine. The third CD is scheduled for release in June 2018.

Recent highlights include the ensemble’s USA debut (January 2018), the world premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s opera Only the Sound Remains with Philippe Jaroussky and the Dutch National Opera and the quartet’s debut at the Vienna Konzerthaus. In October 2017, the quartet premiered an adaptation of Beethoven’s Op 132 String Quartet, re-imagined specifically for children over six.

Dudok Kwartet Amsterdam is a regular guest in both the Concertgebouw and the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam and has performed in venues all over Europe.

Photographs by Feiko Koster / Marco Borggreve