October 12, 2019

CD Recording

October saw the recording of Part 2 of the Mandelring Quartet’s CD project, this time consisting of string quartets by the French composers Claude Debussy and Jean Rivier. The recording took place in the chamber music room of Deutschland Funk’s Cologne studio. This project is scheduled to reach completion in January 2020.2019_10 CD-Aufnahme Deutschlandradio

There are two radio broadcasts of concerts of the Mandelring Quartet:

German radio SWR 2
Wednesday May 8, 2019, 20:03 – 22:00

Concert from April 28, at the Schwetzinger Festspiele
The Program:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dissonance Quartet
Dmitri Schostakowitsch, string quartet No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven, string quartet in C major op. 59 No. 3
Further information:
This concert is offered as podcast as well.

2. At the Austrian radio OE1
Thursday, May 16, 2019 19:30
Schubertiade Hohenems 2019
Concert from May 1, together with the Minetti Quartet
The Program:
Haydn, string quartet op. 50 No. 5 „The Dream“ (Minetti Quartet)
Schubert, string quartet in D major D 94 (Mandelring Quartet)
Mendelssohn, octet op. 20
Further Informationen:
This concert is offered as podcast for 7 days.

Mandelring in Bogotá:
4 of 550 musicans, including 6 orchestras
5 of 50 concerts with Brahms, Schubert, Schumann.
A incredible festival with wonderful audiences!

2019_04 Bogota vor Plakat

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
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
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
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:

Oktett bei der Schubertiade

September 30, 2017

Tour of the Far East

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

New Brahms CD: Sextets

“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.”
Fono Forum 

Brahms Sextette

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

School Concerts

On the US tour the Mandelring Quartett played two school concerts:

USA Schulkonzert 1 USA Schulkonzert 2

November 18, 2016

New Brahms CD

The Mandelring Quartet’s new Brahms CD has been released. The works are Brahms’ two string quintets. Roland Glassl plays the second viola.brahms-quintette-mandelring-quartett-cover