News

Highlights 2019/20

The Kuss Quartet con­ti­nues per­forming Beethovens String Quartet cycle in the upco­m­ing sea­son, which they will per­form in several con­certs in October & March in Hanover. Furthermore, the ensem­ble appears twice at Wigmore Hall London, at the Quartet Biennale in Paris and at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam as well as in many other cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Kiel, Dannenberg. Siegen, Kleve, Paderborn, Heiligendamm and Schloss Elmau.
The four of them are delight­ed about the invi­ta­ti­on by Hungarian pia­nist Dénes Várjon to his cham­ber music fes­ti­val in November 2019 in Budapest, whe­re they will per­form with Várjon him­s­elf and again with cel­list Miklós Perényi.
The inten­se col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with Nico & the Navigators will be con­ti­nued for the Beethoven pro­ject “Force & Freedom” with its pre­mie­re at the Schwetzinger Festspiele in May 2020.
Further per­for­man­ces will take place at Konzerthaus Dortmund, Palais de Beaux-Arts Brussels and at the Kissinger Sommer Festival. All details and links can be found HERE.

Beethoveniana” — Bruno Mantovani

Beethoveniana”, the new com­mis­sio­ned work of Bruno Mantovani will be pre­mie­red in June 2019 at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Other pres­ti­gious com­mis­sio­ners, next to the quar­tet its­elf and the Suntory Hall are the Landesstifung Niedersachsen Musik21, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London and the Paris Biennale/ ProQuartet.

(Photo Credit: © Ferrante Ferranti)

Ensemble in Residence” @JM International Chamber Music Campus

The Kuss Quartet is invi­ted as “Ensemble in Residence” to teach string quar­tets and other cham­ber music ensem­bles at the 64th Jeunesses Musicales International Chamber Music Campus  from September 03–14 2019.
Other pro­fes­sors are Heime Müller, who is also Artistic Director of the cam­pus, Dirk Mommertz from Fauré Quartett and Günter Pichler, legen­da­ry first vio­li­nist of the for­mer Alban Berg Quartet.
Please visit this LINK for app­li­ca­ti­ons and fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on.

Opus Klassik

The Kuss Quartet has just been awar­ded with the Opus Klassik (suc­ces­sor to the Echo Klassik Prize) tog­e­ther with Hinrich Alpers, Hanno Müller-Brachmann and several other col­leagues for the album “Rudi Stephan: Chamber Works and Songs”, was released by Sony Classical,  in the cate­go­ry cham­ber music record­ing of the 20th / 21st cen­tu­ry / mixed ensem­ble.
The quar­tet is very hap­py to recei­ve this pri­ze and congrats to all other pri­ze­win­ners, too!

Beethoven-Cycle in Hitzacker

At the Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, the Kuss Quartet com­ple­ted its first Beethoven cycle — various media such as the WELT, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and the Kieler Nachrichten repor­ted about this.
The inter­view on NDR Kultur with Oliver Wille and Nicola Hümpel from Nico & the Navigators about their coope­ra­ti­on can be heard HERE.
Some con­certs are broad­cas­ted and can be heard on the 6th of September at the ARD Radiofestival (8pm), at Deutschlandfunk on 3rd October (6.10am) and on NDR Kultur on the 18th of November (10pm).

Concerts

Concerts

UPCOMING

Mar 2020

rbb Klassik-Lounge

09/03/2020

@watergate Club, 20h00

WARSTEIN

14/03/2020

with Bas Böttcher

17h00

PADERBORN

15/03/2020

with Bas Böttcher

@Audienzsaal im Residenzmuseum Schloß Neuhaus I 18h00

KLEVE

17/03/2020

with Bas Böttcher

@Stadthalle I 20h00

May 2020

SCHWETZINGER FESTSPIELE

01/05/2020

Force & Freedom I with Nico and the Navigators

Ludwig van Beethoven: Große Fuge für Streichquartett B-Dur op. 133
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett F-Dur op. 135

@ Schloss, Schwetzingen |19h00

SCHWETZINGER FESTSPIELE

03/05/2020

Force & Freedom I with Nico and the Navigators

Ludwig van Beethoven: Große Fuge für Streichquartett B-Dur op. 133
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett F-Dur op. 135

@ Schloss, Schwetzingen | 18h00

KIEL

15/05/2020

Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett B-Dur Op. 18 Nr. 6, F-Dur Op.135, Op. 59 Nr. 3

Kieler Schloss, Kleiner Saal, 19h00

HEILIGENDAMM

16/05/2020

Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett B-Dur Op. 18 Nr. 6, F-Dur Op.135, Op. 59 Nr. 3

Grand Hotel Heiligendamm, 18h00

HEILIGENDAMM

17/05/2020

with Bas Böttcher

Grand Hotel Heiligendamm, 18h00

Jun 2020

BRÜSSEL

12/06/2020

Force & Freedom I with Nico and the Navigators

Ludwig van Beethoven: Große Fuge für Streichquartett B-Dur op. 133
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett F-Dur op. 135

@ Palais des Beaux-Arts | 20h00

DORTMUND

14/06/2020

Force & Freedom I with Nico and the Navigators

Ludwig van Beethoven: Große Fuge für Streichquartett B-Dur op. 133
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett F-Dur op. 135

@ Konzerthaus Dortmund | 18h00

HANNOVER

22/06/2020

Force & Freedom I with Nico and the Navigators

Ludwig van Beethoven: Große Fuge für Streichquartett B-Dur op. 133
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett F-Dur op. 135

@ Orangerie Schloss Herrenhausen| 19h30

ELMAU

24/06/2020

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 135
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

with Lawrence Power, vio­la
Steven Isserlis, cel­lo

Schloss Elmau I 11h00

KISSINGER SOMMER

25/06/2020

Force & Freedom I with Nico and the Navigators

Ludwig van Beethoven: Große Fuge für Streichquartett B-Dur op. 133
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett F-Dur op. 135

@ Kurtheater | 20h00

ARCHIVE

Feb 2020

SIEGEN

06/02/2020

Aribert Reimann: 7 Bagatellen für Streichquartett (2017)
Enno Poppe: “Freizeit” für Streichquartett
Martin Herchenröder: „Poems and Variations“
Bruno Mantovani: Streichquartett Nr. 6 “Beethoveniana” (2018)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 14 cis-Moll op. 131

Apollo-Theater Siegen I20h00

LONDON

04/02/2020

@ Wigmore Hall I 19h30

LIVERPOOL

02/02/2020

Beethoven: String Quartet in D, Op.18 No.3
György Kurtág: Officium bre­ve
Beethoven: String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131

@St George’s Hall Concert Room I 14h30

Jan 2020

AMSTERDAM

15/01/2020

Poppe: “Freizeit”
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 59/1
B. Mantovani — “Beethoveniana”
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 135

@Concertgebouw, 20h15

PARIS

13/01/2020

Enno Poppe: Freizeit
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 59/1
Bruno Mantovani:  “Beethoveniana”

String Quartet Biennale
Philharmonie de Paris

Nov 2019

HAMBURG

19/11/2019

Beethoven op. 133

@KörberForum

WORPSWEDE

18/11/2019

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Streichquartett op. 18/1
Streichquartett op. 130/ op.133 (Große Fuge)

BUDAPEST

11/11/2019 — 18/11/2019

@Kamara.hu Festival (Artistic Director: Dénes Várjon & Izabella Simon)

Oct 2019

HANNOVER

20/10/2019

Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18/4 C Minor, Op. 74 E flat Major,
Op. 130 B Major with Große Fuge Op. 133

@Orangerie Herrenhausen, 15h00

HANNOVER

20/10/2019

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 95 F Minor, Op. 127 E flat Major

@Orangerie Herrenhausen, 11h00

HANNOVER

19/10/2019

Beethoven:
String Quartets Op. 18/3 D Major, Op. 59/1 F Major, Op. 18/1 F Major
Mantovani: Beethoveniana (German Premiere)

@Orangerie Herrenhausen, 18h00

YEREVAN

09/10/2019

Beethoven

Philharmonic Hall

Sep 2019

LONDON

22/09/2019

Mozart / Brahms

@Wigmore Hall, 11h30

DANNENBERG

21/09/2019

DANNENBERG

20/09/2019

Poppe/ Reimann/ Trojahn
Beethoven op. 135

WEIKERSHEIM

07/09/2019

Enno Poppe. Freizeit
Mozart: String Quartet B-Dur K458
Reimann: 7 Bagatelles for
Schumann: Piano Quintet Op. 44 with Dirk Mommertz

Schloss Weikersheim

Aug 2019

RHEINGAU MUSIKFESTIVAL

13/08/2019

Enno Poppe:  „Freizeit“ für Streichquartett (2016)
Beethoven: Quartett für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello Nr. 9 C-Dur op. 59,3
Schubert: Quintett für zwei Violinen, Viola und zwei Violoncelli C-Dur D 956 op. post. 163

mit Benedict Kloeckner, Violoncello

Jul 2019

SOMMERLICHE MUSIKTAGE HITZACKER

27/07/2019

Aribert Reimann: „Die schö­nen Augen der Frühlingsnacht“
Sechs Lieder für Sopran und Streichquartett von Theodor Kirchner nach Gedichten von Heinrich Heine, bear­bei­tet und ver­bun­den mit Sieben Bagatellen für Streichquartett

Arnold Schönberg: Streichquartett Nr. 2 fis-Moll op. 10

mit Sarah Maria Sun, Sopran

VERDO, 16h00

GEZEITEN FESTIVAL

25/07/2019

Aribert Reimann (*1936): Ollea — Vier Gedichte von Heinrich Heine für Sopran solo
„Die schö­nen Augen der Frühlingsnacht“

Arnold Schönberg: Streichquartett Nr. 2 fis-Moll op. 10 mit Sopranstimme

mit Sarah Maria Sun, Sopran

Aribert Reimann (Moderation)
Raoul-Philip Schmidt (Moderation)

FREDEN

23/07/2019

Fredener Musiktage

Jun 2019

CULLY

22/06/2019

Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 59/1 & Op. 133

TOKYO

16/06/2019

Gala Concert

@ Suntory Hall I 14h00

TONGYEONG

14/06/2019

Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18/1, Op. 135 & Op. 59/3

TOKYO

13/06/2019

The Beethoven Cycle V

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135
Mantovani: Quatuor à cor­des N°6, “Beethoveniana” (World Premiere, co-com­mis­sio­ned)

@ Suntory Hall I 19h00

TOKYO

11/06/2019

The Beethoven Cycle IV

String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132
String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130, “Grosse Fuge”

@ Suntory Hall I 19h00

TOKYO

08/06/2019

The Beethoven Cycle III

String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp”
String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”
String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127

@ Suntory Hall I 19h00

TOKYO

05/06/2019

The Beethoven Cycle II

String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky No. 1”
String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky No. 2”
String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, “Razumovsky No. 3”

@Suntory Hall I 19h00

TOKYO

02/06/2019

The Beethoven Cycle I
String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4
String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6

@ Suntory Hall I 14h00

May 2019

LONDON

27/05/2019

Beethoven & Poppe

@ Wigmore Hall I 13h00

ORLÉANS

21/05/2019

Beethoven: Streichquartette Op. 59, Nr. 1, 2 & 3

La Scène natio­na­le d’Orléans, 20h30

KÖLN

01/05/2019

mit Bas Böttcher (Slam Poetry)

@WDR Funkhaus, Kleiner Saal, 19h00

Apr 2019

INNSBRUCK

30/04/2019

Igor Strawinski — Concertino für Streichquartett
Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski — Auswahl aus dem „Kinderalbum“ für Klavier op. 39 (Fassungen für Streichquartett)
Igor Strawinski — Drei Stücke für Streichquartett
Sulchan Tsintsadze — Georgische Miniaturen
Komitas Vardapet — Armenische Miniaturen
Ludwig van Beethoven — Streichquartett Nr. 9 C-Dur op. 59/3

@ Tiroler Landeskonservatorium | 20h00

AHRENSBURG

28/04/2019

Streichquartette von Beethoven

@ Eduard-Söring-Saal Stormanschule Ahrensburg | 20h00

Mar 2019

ICKING

23/03/2019

Klangwelt Klassik”

Aribert Reimann — 7 Bagatellen (2017)
Ludwig van Beethoven — Nr. 16 F-Dur op. 135
Ludwig van Beethoven — Nr. 15 a-Moll op. 132

@ Konzertsaal Rainer-Maria-Rilke Gymnasium | 19h30

ICKING

22/03/2019

Ludwig van Beethoven / György Kurtág / Ludwig van Beethoven
György Kurtág / Helmut Lachenmann / Johann Sebastian Bach / Thomas Adès
Elliott Carter / György Kurtág / Ludwig van Beethoven

@ Konzertsaal Rainer-Maria-Rilke Gymnasium | 19h30

BERLIN

20/03/2019

Beethoven-Zyklus VI

@Piano Salon Christophori |20h00

BERLIN

18/03/2019

Beethoven-Zyklus V

@Piano Salon Christophori | 20h00

Feb 2019

LIDKÖPING (SWE)

09/02/2019

@ St. Nicolai Church Lidköping | 17h00

BORAS (SWE)

08/02/2019

@ Boras Konstmuseum | 19h00

MELLERUD (SWE)

07/02/2019

@ Kulturbruket pa Dal | 19h00

Jan 2019

BERLIN

28/01/2019

@ water­ga­te — Klassik Lounge, kul­tur­ra­dio rbb
mit Olga Scheps, Klavier I 20h00

Dec 2018

HAMBURG

08/12/2018

Johannes Brahms — Streichquartett B-Dur op. 67
Aribert Reimann — Sieben Bagatellen für Streichquartett
Enno Poppe — »Freizeit« für Streichquartett
Ludwig van Beethoven — Streichquartett a-Moll op. 132

@ Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal | 19h30

Nov 2018

BERLIN

12/11/2018

@watergate — Klassik Lounge I 20h00

NEUSS

11/11/2018

@ Insel Hombroich, Scheune I 11h00

HANNOVER

09/11/2018

Johannes Brahms: Streichquartett B-Dur op. 67
Manfred Trojahn: 5. Streichquartett (Uraufführung)

@Sendesaal des NDR I 20h00

Oct 2018

HANNOVER

22/10/2018 — 23/10/2018

Mozart/Beethoven: Streichquintette mit Finalisten des Joseph-Joachim Violinwettbewerbs

WINNENDEN

19/10/2018

Schlosskonzert
@ Klinikum Schloss Winnenden, Andachtssaal | 20h00

WEIDEN

05/10/2018

Max-Reger Tage

Max Reger — Streichquartett Es-Dur, op. 109
Ludwig van Beethoven — Streichquartett Nr. 14, cis-Moll, op. 131

@ Sparkasse Oberpfalz Nord, Weiden | 19h30

Sep 2018

CUXHAVEN

06/09/2018

Weinberg: Klavierquintett

mit Olga Scheps, Klavier

Jul 2018

SOMMERLICHE MUSIKTAGE HITZACKER

28/07/2018 — 06/08/2018

@ Verdo Kultur- und Tageszentrum

BERLIN

25/07/2018

Beethoven-Zyklus II

@ Piano Salon Christophori I 20h00

BERLIN

23/07/2018

Beethoven-Zyklus III

@ Piano Salon Christophori I 20h00

Jun 2018

LONDON

03/06/2018

@ Wigmore Hall

May 2018

Concert in Saint-Denis

24/05/2018

@ Eglise Saint-Paul de La Plaine

Concert in Saint-Denis

24/05/2018

@ Eglise Saint-Paul de La Plaine

Concert in Saint-Denis

24/05/2018

@ Eglise Saint-Paul de La Plaine

Concert in Ravensburg

19/05/2018

@ Festsaal Weißenau

Concert in Zurich

13/05/2018

@ Tonhalle Maag

Mar 2018

Concert in Hamburg

30/03/2018

@ Elbphilharmonie, Kleider Saal

Concert in Manchester

19/03/2018

@ Concert Hall, Royal Northern College of Music

LONDON

16/03/2018

@ Wigmore Hall

Concert @ Musikwoche Hitzacker

04/03/2018

@ Verdo Kultur- und Tagungszentrum

Feb 2018

Concert in Stuttgart

21/02/2018

@ Liederhalle Stuttgart, Mozartsaal

Concert in Budapest

18/02/2018

@ Solti Hall, Liszt Academy

Concert in Berlin

16/02/2018

@ Piano Salon Christophori

News

Highlights 2019/20

The Kuss Quartet con­ti­nues per­forming Beethovens String Quartet cycle in the upco­m­ing sea­son, which they will per­form in several con­certs in October & March in Hanover. Furthermore, the ensem­ble appears twice at Wigmore Hall London, at the Quartet Biennale in Paris and at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam as well as in many other cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Kiel, Dannenberg. Siegen, Kleve, Paderborn, Heiligendamm and Schloss Elmau.
The four of them are delight­ed about the invi­ta­ti­on by Hungarian pia­nist Dénes Várjon to his cham­ber music fes­ti­val in November 2019 in Budapest, whe­re they will per­form with Várjon him­s­elf and again with cel­list Miklós Perényi.
The inten­se col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with Nico & the Navigators will be con­ti­nued for the Beethoven pro­ject “Force & Freedom” with its pre­mie­re at the Schwetzinger Festspiele in May 2020.
Further per­for­man­ces will take place at Konzerthaus Dortmund, Palais de Beaux-Arts Brussels and at the Kissinger Sommer Festival. All details and links can be found HERE.

Beethoveniana” — Bruno Mantovani

Beethoveniana”, the new com­mis­sio­ned work of Bruno Mantovani will be pre­mie­red in June 2019 at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Other pres­ti­gious com­mis­sio­ners, next to the quar­tet its­elf and the Suntory Hall are the Landesstifung Niedersachsen Musik21, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London and the Paris Biennale/ ProQuartet.

(Photo Credit: © Ferrante Ferranti)

Ensemble in Residence” @JM International Chamber Music Campus

The Kuss Quartet is invi­ted as “Ensemble in Residence” to teach string quar­tets and other cham­ber music ensem­bles at the 64th Jeunesses Musicales International Chamber Music Campus  from September 03–14 2019.
Other pro­fes­sors are Heime Müller, who is also Artistic Director of the cam­pus, Dirk Mommertz from Fauré Quartett and Günter Pichler, legen­da­ry first vio­li­nist of the for­mer Alban Berg Quartet.
Please visit this LINK for app­li­ca­ti­ons and fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on.

Opus Klassik

The Kuss Quartet has just been awar­ded with the Opus Klassik (suc­ces­sor to the Echo Klassik Prize) tog­e­ther with Hinrich Alpers, Hanno Müller-Brachmann and several other col­leagues for the album “Rudi Stephan: Chamber Works and Songs”, was released by Sony Classical,  in the cate­go­ry cham­ber music record­ing of the 20th / 21st cen­tu­ry / mixed ensem­ble.
The quar­tet is very hap­py to recei­ve this pri­ze and congrats to all other pri­ze­win­ners, too!

Beethoven-Cycle in Hitzacker

At the Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, the Kuss Quartet com­ple­ted its first Beethoven cycle — various media such as the WELT, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and the Kieler Nachrichten repor­ted about this.
The inter­view on NDR Kultur with Oliver Wille and Nicola Hümpel from Nico & the Navigators about their coope­ra­ti­on can be heard HERE.
Some con­certs are broad­cas­ted and can be heard on the 6th of September at the ARD Radiofestival (8pm), at Deutschlandfunk on 3rd October (6.10am) and on NDR Kultur on the 18th of November (10pm).

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