Quatuor Diotima

String Quartets in the Black Diamond 2:4

Tuesday 2 October 2018 at 20:00 The Queens Hall
Foto: Jeremie_Mazenq


Standard 165 kr.
Diamondclub 125 kr.
Student  90 kr.



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French super quartet

Founded in 1996 by four former graduates of the Conservatory of Paris, Quatuor Diotima has since developed into one of the world’s most in demand ensembles. The name reflects the quartet's dual identity: the word Diotima is a reference to German Romanticism - Friedrich Hölderlin named the love of his life Diotima in the novel Hyperion - and at the same time a reference to today's music, namely Luigi Nono's work Fragmente-Stille, an Diotima.

The quartet collaborates with several major present day composers, such as Helmut Lachenmann, Brian Ferneyhough and Toshio Hosokawa, as well as regularly commissioning new works from a wide range of composers, including Tristan Murail, Alberto Posadas, Rebecca Saunders and from Denmark, Rune Glerup, whose new piece will have the Danish premiere on this evening's concert. Although the quartet is clearly dedicated towards today's music, its repertoire is also comprised of older quartet music, which is reproduced with its own life and freshness. This is especially true of Bartók, Debussy and Ravel, but also Beethoven and Janáček, whose two quartets you will have the opportunity to hear on this concert in The Queens Hall.

Wine Tasting at Søren K before the concert 

Restaurant Søren K holds a winetasting at 19:00 before the evening’s concert. There will be a focus on French wine, where one of the quartet members will come and tell about what they prefer when it comes to great wine, and what has been chosen for you to taste.

The wine tasting has limited seats and requires and extra ticket. 120 kr.