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Ragazze Quartet

Part of the Absolute Classics 2015-16 Season

Add to my Calendar 22-11-2015 15:30 22-11-2015 17:30 36 Absolute Classics www.absoluteclassics.co.uk Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 3:30pmLocation: Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms, Thornhill, DG3 5LU Cost: Adults £12, Under 26’s £0Programme: Dvorak String Quartet in G major op.106 Schulhoff Quartet no.1 Schulhoff Esquisses de Jazz       Rosa Arnold – violin, Jeanita Vriens – violin, Annemijn Bergkotte – viola, Kirsten Jenson – cello   The Ragazze Quartet is a young, Dutch/British string quartet, acclaimed for its musical enthusiasm,talent, versatility and dynamic presentation. Its versatility in particular is exceptional within the world of chamber music. The quartet collaborates with and performs alongside composers, musicians and artists working in a variety of disciplines and genres. While grounded firmly in the classical music tradition, the Ragazze Quartet is always in search of the ultimate cross-over, where the different disciplines are approached as equals, complementing and elevating one another.   The quartet graduated from the Dutch String Quartet Academy (NSKA) where the Ragazzeattended masterclasses given by leading musicians from the international string quartet world, as well as receiving lessons from their regular teachers: Stefan Metz and Marc Danel. The quartet continue lessons with their mentor Luc Marie Aguera, violinist of the Quatuor Ysaye (made possible by the Dutch Kersjes Foundation).   In October 2007 the Ragazze Quartet toured Nepal, where, besides giving concerts, theyhad the opportunity to meet and work with local musicians, introducing them to the conceptof fusing together eastern and western musical ideas. This would inspire many of their future projects. On their return from Nepal, the Ragazze Quartet were selected for a concert series called ‘The Debut’, resulting in performances in all the major Dutch concert halls, including Het Concertgebouw.   2010 saw the quartet make their first trip to the USA when they were invited to take part in the Kronos Quartet workshop in New York City. Following on from this, the Ragazze performed several pieces from the Kronos repertoire in Carnegie Hall.   In 2012 the Ragazze Quartet signed a contract with the renowned Channel Classics label torecord three CDs. Their first CD ‘Vivere’ has received high praise by the national andinternational press. Their second CD will be released in the spring of 2015.   Last year the Ragazze were part of the Academy at the prestigious Verbier Festival in Switzerland, receiving masterclasses from Gabor Takacs and Alfred Brendel, and performing a number of recitals. They also toured through China with Chinese pipa-player Lingling Yu to perform Tan Dun’s ‘Ghost Opera’, a fusion of a classical concert, Chinese ritual and theatre play. In November 2013, the Quartet was awarded the prestigious ‘Kersjes Prize’, a scholarship of €50.000 given every year to a Dutch chamber music ensemble.   In October 2014, the Ragazze toured in Indonesia, where they performed ‘Perhatian’, a piece written by Dutch composer Reza Namavar, together with the Indonesia gamelan ensemble Kyai Fatahillah. The Ragazze Quartet continues to perform regularly at chamber music venues throughout The Neterlands (such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vredenburg Utrecht and Philipszaal The Hague), abroad (Paris, Prague, Geneva, Ljubljana, New York and Rio de Janeiro) and can be heard regularly on radio and television.   The violin played by Jeanita and the cello played by Kirsten are kindly lent by the National Music Instruments Foundation. The quartet owns four classical bows, built by Andreas Grütter, financed by the ‘Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument.’ Buccleuch and Queensberry Hotel, Dumfries DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Buccleuch and Queensberry Hotel
Drumlanrig Street
Thornhill

Dumfries
Dumfries and Galloway
DG3 5LU
Scotland


Programme

Erwin SchulhoffEsquisses de Jazz
Erwin SchulhoffString Quartet no.1
Antonín DvořákString Quartet no.13, Op.106

Performers

Ragazze Quartet

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Programme Note

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Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms, Thornhill, DG3 5LU

Cost: Adults £12, Under 26’s £0
Programme:

Dvorak String Quartet in G major op.106

Schulhoff Quartet no.1

Schulhoff Esquisses de Jazz

 

 

 

Rosa Arnold – violin, Jeanita Vriens – violin, Annemijn Bergkotte – viola, Kirsten Jenson – cello

 

The Ragazze Quartet is a young, Dutch/British string quartet, acclaimed for its musical enthusiasm,talent, versatility and dynamic presentation. Its versatility in particular is exceptional within the world of chamber music. The quartet collaborates with and performs alongside composers, musicians and artists working in a variety of disciplines and genres. While grounded firmly in the classical music tradition, the Ragazze Quartet is always in search of the ultimate cross-over, where the different disciplines are approached as equals, complementing and elevating one another.

 

The quartet graduated from the Dutch String Quartet Academy (NSKA) where the Ragazze
attended masterclasses given by leading musicians from the international string quartet world, as well as receiving lessons from their regular teachers: Stefan Metz and Marc Danel. The quartet continue lessons with their mentor Luc Marie Aguera, violinist of the Quatuor Ysaye (made possible by the Dutch Kersjes Foundation).

 

In October 2007 the Ragazze Quartet toured Nepal, where, besides giving concerts, they
had the opportunity to meet and work with local musicians, introducing them to the concept
of fusing together eastern and western musical ideas. This would inspire many of their future projects. On their return from Nepal, the Ragazze Quartet were selected for a concert series called ‘The Debut’, resulting in performances in all the major Dutch concert halls, including Het Concertgebouw.

 

2010 saw the quartet make their first trip to the USA when they were invited to take part in the Kronos Quartet workshop in New York City. Following on from this, the Ragazze performed several pieces from the Kronos repertoire in Carnegie Hall.

 

In 2012 the Ragazze Quartet signed a contract with the renowned Channel Classics label to
record three CDs. Their first CD ‘Vivere’ has received high praise by the national and
international press. Their second CD will be released in the spring of 2015.

 

Last year the Ragazze were part of the Academy at the prestigious Verbier Festival in Switzerland, receiving masterclasses from Gabor Takacs and Alfred Brendel, and performing a number of recitals. They also toured through China with Chinese pipa-player Lingling Yu to perform Tan Dun’s ‘Ghost Opera’, a fusion of a classical concert, Chinese ritual and theatre play. In November 2013, the Quartet was awarded the prestigious ‘Kersjes Prize’, a scholarship of €50.000 given every year to a Dutch chamber music ensemble.

 

In October 2014, the Ragazze toured in Indonesia, where they performed ‘Perhatian’, a piece written by Dutch composer Reza Namavar, together with the Indonesia gamelan ensemble Kyai Fatahillah.

The Ragazze Quartet continues to perform regularly at chamber music venues throughout The Neterlands (such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vredenburg Utrecht and Philipszaal The Hague), abroad (Paris, Prague, Geneva, Ljubljana, New York and Rio de Janeiro) and can be heard regularly on radio and television.

 

The violin played by Jeanita and the cello played by Kirsten are kindly lent by the National Music Instruments Foundation. The quartet owns four classical bows, built by Andreas Grütter, financed by the ‘Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument.’

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