Spiegel Strijkkwartet

Category:ensemble (instrumentaal), strijkkwartet
Genre(s):21ste eeuw / hedendaags, 20ste eeuw, romantiek, classicisme
Actual/previous members:Elisa Kawaguti, Leo De Neve, Stefan Willems, Jan Sciffer


Due to their almost exclusive concentration on the quartet and their deep affection for the string quartet repertoire, the Spiegel String Quartet achieved from their very first concerts in 1996 an international reputation. Ever since it has received pride of place at a variety of music festivals and important concert halls in Europe. In its repertoire the Quartet does not restrict itself to works from a single stylistic period. Quite the contrary, in addition to the timeless masterpieces the quartet also interprets contemporary and occasionally controversial work. What’s more, the Spiegel String Quartet has become a source of inspiration in its own right for contemporary composers. Many works have been written for and with the quartet members in recent years, creations which have engendered an enormous following, both in concert halls and on CD. Musical partners are the pianists Stephen Kovacevich, Joanna MacGregor, Bernhard Wambach, Florent Boffard, the accordion player Teodoro Anzelotti and clarinet player Jörg Widmann.

Selective discography

Piet Swerts - Clarinet Quintet, 2nd String QuartetPiet Swerts - Clarinet Quintet, 2nd String Quartet (2017)
20th century
Roeland Hendrikx, Spiegel Strijkkwartet, Piet Swerts, Tempera Quartet
Vierne Louis - Chamber MusicVierne Louis - Chamber Music (2008)
Levente Kende, Spiegel Strijkkwartet, Louis Vierne
Joseph Ryelandt (1870-1965)Joseph Ryelandt (1870-1965) (2007)
20th century
Jozef De Beenhouwer, Joost Maegerman, Spiegel Strijkkwartet, Joseph Ryelandt
César Franck/Ernest Chausson: String QuartetsCésar Franck/Ernest Chausson: String Quartets (2006)
Spiegel Strijkkwartet, César Franck, Ernest Chausson
Piet Swerts - klarinetkwintet en strijkkwartet 2Piet Swerts - klarinetkwintet en strijkkwartet 2 (2005)
20th century
Roeland Hendrikx, Spiegel Strijkkwartet, Piet Swerts, Tempera Quartet
César Franck - Ernest ChaussonCésar Franck - Ernest Chausson (2005)
20th century, romanticism
Jan Michiels, Ernest Chausson, Spiegel Strijkkwartet, César Franck
Guillaume Lekeu - Chamber musicGuillaume Lekeu - Chamber music (2004)
Jan Michiels, Spiegel Strijkkwartet, Guillaume Lekeu
Kamermuziek uit Vlaanderen 2003Kamermuziek uit Vlaanderen 2003 (2003)
20th century, romanticism, classicism
I Solisti del Vento, Spiegel Strijkkwartet, Narziss und Goldmund Pianotrio, High Voltage, Prometheus Ensemble, Oxalys, Quatuor Danel (strijkkwartet), Black Jackets Company (...)
ConcertenConcerten (2002)
Jazz, classical
Con Spirito, Spiegel Strijkkwartet, Jan Michiels, Olla Vogala, Stevie Wishart
Vierkant Muziek - 2001Vierkant Muziek - 2001 (2001)
Greetings from Mercury, Boenox, Flat Earth Society, Oxalys, Prometheus Ensemble, BL!NDMAN, LOD, Spiegel Strijkkwartet (...)

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