Leipzig String Quartet

Leipzig String Quartet

Saturday, March 2, 2013 8:00 PM, Smith Theatre;
Pre-concert discussion 7:15 PM with Bill Scanlan Murphy, HCC Music Dept. Adjunct Faculty

An evening of intellectual fire with "Sturm und Drang" . Globe-trotting string players return again to CCS presenting a program of … "rich, mellow, unadulterated beauty" combined with an outrageous, ear-popping production of a new work, by Jörg Widmann.


Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 2, "Company"
Tan Dun: Eight Colors
Widmann: Quartet No. 3, "Hunt"
Brahms: Quartet in A minor, Op. 51 No. 2


Photo courtesy of the artists

Founded in 1988, the Leipzig String Quartet is now widely acclaimed as one of the most exciting string quartets on the international chamber music scene: The Neue Züricher Zeitung has described the ensemble as "one of the towering and most versatile quartets of our time" and in 2002 The New York Times wrote "if there is a Leipzig sound, this is it!" Three of its members were first chairs in the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig. After studies with Gerhard Bosse, the Amadeus quartet, Hatto Beyerle and Walter Levin, the quartet went on to win numerous prizes and awards, including the 1991 International ARD Munich competition, and the Busch and Siemens prizes.

           Leipzig String Quartet


Stefan Arzberger - 1st violin
Tilman Büning - 2nd violin
Ivo Bauer - viola
Matthias Moosdorf - cello