Minguet Quartett

The Minguet Quartet, founded in 1988, is one of the most internationally sought-after string quartets today and gives guest performances in all the great concert halls of the world. The passionate and intelligent interpretations of the Minguet Quartet always ensure inspiring listening experiences. The namesake of the Quartet is Pablo Minguet, a Spanish philosopher of the 18th century who attempted, in his writings, to facilitate access to the fine arts for all sectors of the population – and this idea is a chief artistic concern of the Minguet Quartet particularly while touring for concerts around the whole world.

Previous seasons took the Minguet Quartet to the newly opened Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Cologne and Berlin Philharmonie, Staatsoper Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, and to further concert halls and festivals within Europe, Japan, Central and South America, Canada and the USA.

The ensemble concentrates on the Classical-Romantic literature and modern music in equal measure, and has proven its commitment to compositions of the 21st century through numerous premieres. Encounters with important composers of our time inspire the four musicians to create ever new ideas in programming. The first complete recordings of the string quartets of Wolfgang Rihm, Peter Ruzicka and Jörg Widmann are amongst their most important projects.

Partners of Minguet Quartet include Claudia Barainsky, Claron McFadden, Thomas E. Bauer, Jörg Widmann, Thorsten Johanns, Andrea Lucchesini, Matthias Kirschnereit, Gérard Caussé and Jens Peter Maintz. As solo quartet the Minguet Quartet played with the Radio Symphony Orchestras DSO, of SR, hr and WDR and with Brucknerorchester Linz under the conductors Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Markus Stenz and Peter Ruzicka.

Since October 2015 the members of the Minguet Quartet are engaged as visiting lecturers for chamber music at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln location Wuppertal. 2018 their educational function will be extended by workshops at Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien, Musikakademie Rheinsberg and Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.

In 2010 the Minguet Quartet was awarded the coveted ECHO Klassik followed by the Diapason d’Or 2015.

Minguet Quartett beim Beethovenfest

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September

12

Wed

8:00 pm

Three decades of the Minguet Quartet

  • Minguet Quartett
  • Ulrich Isfort violin
  • Annette Reisinger violin
  • Aroa Sorin viola
  • Matthias Diener violoncello
  • Detmar Kurig double bass
Works by Paul Hindemith, Gioachino Rossini, Wolfgang Rihm and Johannes Brahms
Stadtmuseum Siegburg, Forum

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September

19

Wed

8:00 pm

The 30th year

  • Minguet Quartett
  • Ulrich Isfort violin
  • Annette Reisinger violin
  • Aroa Sorin viola
  • Matthias Diener violoncello
  • Thorsten Johanns clarinet
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Maria von Weber and Claude Debussy
La Redoute