|DANISH STRING QUARTET||Feb. 28, 2021|
Frederik Øland - violin Asbjørn Nørgaard - viola
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen - violin Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin - cello
The Danish String Quartet is like no other. Its totally down-to-earth, casual, audience-friendly mentality is embodied in how they describe themselves: “We are three Danes and one Norwegian cellist, making this a truly Scandinavian endeavor. Being relatively beaded, we are often compared to the Vikings. However, we are only pillaging the English coastline occasionally. The three [Danes in the group] met very early in our lives in the Danish countryside at a summer camp for enthusiastic amateur musicians. Not yet teenagers, we were the youngest players, so we hung out all the time playing football and chamber music together.” The group made its first recordings – the complete Nielsen quartets - in 2006-2008 as the Young Danish String Quartet, immediately attracting the attention of such publications as Gramophone magazine and the New York Times. Since then the quartet has gone on to perform in major concert halls across the world in repertory ranging from Beethoven and Mozart to Adès and Nørgård and even to folk music. In February of 2020 the Danish String Quartet returned to Lincoln Center in New York as the featured quartet performing the entire Beethoven cycle. LMMC debut.