Malvern Concert Club: Dudok Quartet Amsterdam
11th April 2024 7:30 pm
Judith van Driel violin
Marleen Wester violin
Marie-Louise de Jong viola
David Faber cello
Mozart String Quartet No.23 in F, K.590
Joey Roukens What Remains
Tchaikovsky String Quartet No.3 in E flat minor Op.30
The Dudok Quartet Amsterdam is forging a reputation as one of the most creative and versatile quartets of its generation. With its ethos of ‘sharing the heart of music’, the Quartet believes that chamber music is an act of friendship to be shared directly with audiences and is committed to crafting unique and eclectic programmes that engage listeners in new and imaginative ways.
The Quartet has performed at many of the major European venues and festivals including the Vienna Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall, Beethovenhaus Bonn, De Bijloke, Barcelona Auditori, De Doelen, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, BBC Proms, Heidelberg String Quartet Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the Amsterdam String Quartet Biennale, as well as appearing regularly at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Amsterdam Muziekgebouw.
Highlights of the 2022-23 season include return visits to major venues including Wigmore Hall, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam and De Doelen. Dutch tours include performances in Tilburg, Hilversum and Maastricht as well as at the November Music Festival, whilst UK performances take them to cities including Cambridge, Norwich and Portsmouth. Elsewhere, the Quartet gives debut performances in Sweden and Malaysia.
The Dudok Quartet’s most recent recording of the complete Brahms Quartets for Rubicon Classics (performed on gut strings) was released in 2021 and attracted wonderful reviews across the board, with The Telegraph describing the recording as a ‘marvel, revealing the intricate detail of these pieces with lovely clarity’ and The Strad awarding it the accolade The Strad Recommends. Future recording plans for Rubicon include works by Bacewicz, Shostakovich and Reich as well as the complete Tchaikovsky Quartets.
The Quartet performs on instruments generously on loan from the Dutch Musical Instrument Foundation (NMF); violins by Francesco Goffriller and Vincenzo Panormo, viola by Jean Baptiste Lefèbvre and cello by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.