October 1, 2018
As from the 2018/19 season, arrangements for the Berlin Cycle will be in the hands of concert manager Hans Adler.
The Mandelring Quartet wishes to thank concert management Andrea Hampf for so ably undertaking these arrangements in the past years, and looks forward to the new collaboration.
Detailed information and the opportunity to order tickets can be found here.
Dates and programmes for the current season here:
Sunday, November 25, 2018, 20:00, Philharmonie, Kammermusiksaal
THE BERLIN CYCLE I
SUMMIT MEETING – BEETHOVEN & BARTOK II
Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 18/2
Béla Bartók, string quartet No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet op. 59/2
Friday, January 18, 2019, 20:00, Philharmonie, Kammermusiksaal
THE BERLIN CYCLE II
Ernö Dohnányi, piano quintet No. 2 op. 26
Joseph Haydn, string quartet op. 76/4 „The Sunrise”
Antonín Dvořák, piano quintet in A major op. 81
with Lauma Skride, piano
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 20:00, Philharmonie, Kammermusiksaal
THE BERLIN CYCLE III
MUSIC CAPITAL VIENNA II
Anton Webern, Slow Movement for string quartet
Anton Webern, Five Movements for string quartet
Wolfgang A. Mozart, string quartet KV 465 „Dissonance Quartet“
Johannes Brahms, string quartet op. 51/2
The broadcast of the concert at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg on June, 23 at the Österreichischer Rundfunk, program Ö1, took place on July 10 at 19:30. It can be found on the following web site until July 17:
The Program includes Schubert’s string quartet in A minor D 804 „Rosamunde“ und his octet in F major, D 803.
The quartet’s partners are Laura Ruiz Ferreres, clarinet, Sibylle Mahni, french horn, Bence Bogányi, bassoon and Nabil Shehata, double bass.
The german program BR Klassik broadcasts the „Rosamunde“ quartet on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 18:05.
The web link is:
Deutschlandfunk Kultur broadcasts the concert of the HAMBACHERMusikFEST, that took place on June 1, 2018 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 20:03 .
The program includes octets by Svendsen, Shostakovich and Glière, that the Mandelring Quartets performed together with the Minetti Quartet.
Further information and the live stream are to be found here:
September 30, 2017
A tour of the Far East is currently taking the Mandelring Quartet to Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing. There will be concerts and workshops at the invitation of the Goethe Institut and the German ambassador to Beijing. The concert programme includes a premiere: a work titled “Quartet Dissonances” by Jeffrey Ching, a composer originally from Manila but now resident in Berlin, incorporates allusions to Mozart’s “Dissonance Quartet”. In the workshops the Mandelring Quartet will work with young ensembles and composers. One item in the Beijing concert is a piece for chamber orchestra that will be studied and performed by the Mandelring Quartet together with prizewinners from the “Jugend musiziert” competition for young musicians, which has also recently been established in China.
Incidentally the quartet’s tour has led the airline company Cathay Pacific to substitute a different design of aircraft for one leg of the journey from the one scheduled, thereby solving a problem: owing to internal specifications regarding the passenger cabin, there would have been no suitable space in the original plane in which to transport the cello.
July 22, 2017
“The tonal richness and melodic beauty of these two sextets are immediately riveting, especially when performed with the exuberant energy and insight of the Mandelring Quartet and their two additional players.”
BR Klassik – Bavarian Radio’s classical music station
“These players achieve an ideal blend of mind and heart.”
July 2, 2017
It was a pleasure to play quartets Mozart and Beethoven and the “trout quintet” with Marc-André Hamelin and Alois Posch at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg. We are looking forward to a next collaboration…
March 22, 2017
On the US tour the Mandelring Quartett played two school concerts:
November 18, 2016
The Mandelring Quartet’s new Brahms CD has been released. The works are Brahms’ two string quintets. Roland Glassl plays the second viola.
October 15, 2016
A new concert series of the Mandelring Quartet starts in Munich in addition to the series in the Berlin Philharmonic.
Three concerts will take place in the Max-Joseph Hall of the Residence annually.
15 Nov 2016, 19:30 Mandelring I – Brahms and the romantic period
31 Jan 2017, 19:30 Mandelring II – Brahms and contemporaries
30 May 2017, 19:30 Mandelring III – Brahms and the early modernism
A flyer with more informationen in German is to be found here.
February 11, 2016
With these words the Berliner Zeitung newspaper comments the rendition of the string quartet by Brahms in it’s review of the opening concert of this year’s Berlin Cycle of the Mandelring Quartet.
December 10, 2015
The Mandelring Quartet’s recording of Mendelssohn’s complete chamber music for strings has received an International Classical Music Awards nomination. Further information can be found here.