Kuijken Kwartet

Category:ensemble (instrumentaal), strijkkwartet, oude muziek
Genre(s):classicisme, oude muziek
Actual/previous members:Sigiswald Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Fran├žois Fernandez, Marleen Thiers

Biography

The Kuijken String Quartet was founded in 1986 with a view to focussing on the quartets of Haydn and Mozart. The formation consists of violinist Sigiswald Kuijken, violinist François Fernandez,viola player Marleen Thiers, and cellist Wieland Kuijken. A regular guest is viola player Ryo Terakado, for example for the performance of Mozart’s string quintets. For decades all members have been enjoying an international reputation because of their important contribution to the historically informed and more authentic performance style on string instruments. The Kuijken String Quartet performed in almost every European country, but also in Australia, the U.S. and Japan. On CD several Haydn Quartets appeared, among them Christ’s Seven Last Words from the Cross. As far as Mozart is concerned, the Kuijken String Quartet recorded the three Prussian quartets, the Hoffmeister quartet, the quartets dedicated to Haydn and the Requiem (in an adaptation of Peter Lichtenthal, ca.1810). For the recording of Mozart’s clarinet quintet, oboe quartet and horn quartet, the ensemble was augmented with Lorenzo Coppola, Patrick Beaugiraud and Pierre-Yves Madeuf respectively.

Selective discography

Schubert Franz - String Quintet D. 956 (Op. posth. 163)Schubert Franz - String Quintet D. 956 (Op. posth. 163) (2015)
romanticism
Kuijken Kwartet, Franz Schubert
van Beethoven Ludwig - Strijkkwartetten op. 59 en Strijkkwintet op. 29van Beethoven Ludwig - Strijkkwartetten op. 59 en Strijkkwintet op. 29 (2011)
classicism
Kuijken Kwartet, Marleen Thiers
Bach Johann Sebastian - Das Musikalisches OpferBach Johann Sebastian - Das Musikalisches Opfer (2006)
Baroque
Kuijken Kwartet, Johann Sebastian Bach
Schumann Robert - Les trois quatuors opus 41Schumann Robert - Les trois quatuors opus 41 (2006)
Kuijken Kwartet, Sigiswald Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Sara Kuijken, Veronica Kuijken, Robert Schumann
Kuijken String QuartetKuijken String Quartet (2005)
classical
Kuijken Kwartet, Lorenzo Coppola, Pierre-Yves Madeuf, Patrick Beauregard, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Haydn Joseph - Six Quartets Opus 5 - London TriosHaydn Joseph - Six Quartets Opus 5 - London Trios (2004)
classicism
Kuijken Kwartet, Sigiswald Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Joseph Haydn
Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus - RequiemMozart Wolfgang Amadeus - Requiem (2003)
classicism
Kuijken Kwartet, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Haydn Joseph - Die sieben letzten Worte of Jesus ChristiHaydn Joseph - Die sieben letzten Worte of Jesus Christi (1995)
classicism
Kuijken Kwartet, Joseph Haydn