On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, a “couch conversation” with Nanette and Bernhard Schmidt takes place in the SWR Rhineland-Palatinate TV programme ‚Landesschau‘ (6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.). The subject is the 40th birthday of the Mandelring Quartet. The report on this topic is scheduled for around 7:20 p.m.
The show can be found on television and as a live stream here:
If you would like to view it later, you can do so here:

The Mandelring Quartet was awarded the 2023 Art Prize of the Ike and Berthold Roland Foundation. The presentation took place on April 24, 2023, during a concert of the Classical Music Series in Neustadt. The laudatory speech was held by former Ministerial Director Walter Schumacher.

On March, 15 and 16, 2023 the Mandelring Quartet will play again – for the fourth time – two concerts on the Stradivarius instruments of the Royal Collection in the “Salón de Columnas” of the Royal Palace in Madrid.


A cycle with Johannes Brahms’ complete chamber music for strings will take place in the vaulted cellar of the quartets homebase, a former vineyard estate in Neustadt on the German wine street:
Friday, January 27, 2023, 19:00
The three string quartets
Saturday, 28. January, 2023, 16:00
The two string quintets
with Roland Glassl, viola
Saturday, January, 28, 2023, 20:00
The two string sextets
with Roland Glassl, viola and Isang Enders, violoncello

The Mandelring Quartet is happy to inform that the tour to Spain that was cancelled last autumn will now take place March, 13-18, 2022. In addition to concerts in Malaga and Barcelona two concerts will take place at the Royal Palace in Madrid. On this occasion the Mandelring Quartet’s members will again play on the Stradivarius instruments of the Royal Collection.

November 5, 2021

New CD Debussy, Rivier

„I find it hard to imagine better performances than the Mandelring Quartet provide here, as they sound so sympathetic and committed to these works.” writes MusicWeb International’s reviewer about the Mandelring Quartet’s second CD with French repertoire. It combines the two string quartets by Jean Rivier – the first one a world premiere recording – with Claude Debussy’s wonderful and only work for string quartet.

The Mandelring Quartet’s new CD has just been released. It brings together two works composed at about the same time: Maurice Ravel’s string quartet, a stroke of genius from the 27-year-old, and the subtle and colourful quartet op. 36 by Fernand de La Tombelle – an absolute revelation! Another CD is in the pipeline for November 2021, again featuring works from the French repertoire: the string quartets by Claude Debussy and Jean Rivier.

In placre of the CD release concert scheduled to take place in the Kammermusiksaal of the Berlin Philharmonie, the Mandelring Quartet is offering an online streaming:
The release concert of the Mandelring Quartet’s new CD “Pennies from Heaven” can be watched and listened to starting sunday 13 Cecember 2020 at 18.00 on YouTube.

Favourites from the Mandelring Quartet’s inexhaustible repertoire:
Mozart’s very first string quartet meets classics of Tango Argentino; Haydn’s radiant “Bird” string quartet appears alongside Stevie Wonder’s top hit Sir Duke, Tchaikovsky’s Andante cantabile and the famous St. Louis Blues. This iridescent kaleidoscope presents the Mandelring Quartet at their most personal.

Pennies Cover

In protest against against the renewed cultural lockdown, performing artists from all over Germany have called for silent action. Watch the Mandelring Quartet’s contribution here.

2020_10 Stummes Konzert