Danish String Quartet

The Danish String Quartet has the unusual distinction of being a group of young musicians with an extensive history of musical collaboration. Its three Danish-born members, Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Frederik Øland and Asbjørn Nørgaard first played chamber music together in a music summer camp before they were even teenagers, and then continued to do so throughout the school year of their own volition.
 
In 2001 Tim Frederiksen of The Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, who had been the leader of Den Danske Strygekvartet became the quartet’s mentor and main teacher. “All of a sudden, at the ages of 15 and 16, we were a serious string quartet. It all happened so fast that none of us seemed to notice the transition. We were enrolled at The Royal Academy of Music and our life as music students had begun. None of us have any memory of our lives without the string [...]
The Danish String Quartet has the unusual distinction of being a group of young musicians with an extensive history of musical collaboration. Its three Danish-born members, Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Frederik Øland and Asbjørn Nørgaard first played chamber music together in a music summer camp before they were even teenagers, and then continued to do so throughout the school year of their own volition.
 
In 2001 Tim Frederiksen of The Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, who had been the leader of Den Danske Strygekvartet became the quartet’s mentor and main teacher. “All of a sudden, at the ages of 15 and 16, we were a serious string quartet. It all happened so fast that none of us seemed to notice the transition. We were enrolled at The Royal Academy of Music and our life as music students had begun. None of us have any memory of our lives without the string quartet.”
 
In 2006 they made their first recordings – of Carl Nielsen’s quartets – as the Young Danish String Quartet, immediately attracting the attention of publications from Gramophone to the New York Times.
 
In 2008, Norwegian cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin joined the quartet, and the group has since gone from strength to strength, with a concert programme embracing core classical repertoire and contemporary music and highlighting Scandinavian composers, as well as folk music, which they also play with verve and commitment.
 
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YEAR DATE Artist VENUE LOCATION
2024 July 27 Danish String Quartet Benedict Music Tent & Harris Concert Hall Aspen CO, United States
2024 July 28 Danish String Quartet Tune & Trads Steamboat Springs CO, United States
2024 July 29 Danish String Quartet Tune & Trads Steamboat Springs CO, United States
2024 July 30 Danish String Quartet Chautauqua Auditorium Boulder CO, United States
2024 August 01 Danish String Quartet Seiji Ozawa Hall Lenox MA, United States Event
2024 August 02 Danish String Quartet Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre Ottowa ON, Canada
2024 September 08 Danish String Quartet Friscena Gjøvik, Norway
2024 October 04 Danish String Quartet Flagey Brussels, Belgium Event
2024 October 06 Danish String Quartet Palatin Kongresshotel u. Kulturzentrum Wiesloch, Germany
2024 October 12 Danish String Quartet Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Netherlands
2024 November 12 Danish String Quartet Old Cabell Hall Charlottesville VA, United States
2024 November 14 Danish String Quartet Bailey Hall Ithaca NY, United States
2024 November 15 Danish String Quartet All Saints Chapel Pawling NY, United States
2024 November 17 Danish String Quartet Comstock Concert Hall Louisville KY, United States
2024 November 18 Danish String Quartet Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nashville TN, United States
2024 December 03 Danish String Quartet Mantziusgaarden Birkerød, Denmark
2025 January 31 Danish String Quartet Campbell Hall Santa Barbara CA, United States
2025 February 01 Danish String Quartet Irvine Barclay Theatre Irvine CA, United States
2025 February 02 Danish String Quartet Hertz Hall Berkeley CA, United States
2025 February 03 Danish String Quartet Lincoln Perfomance Hall Portland OR, United States
2025 February 04 Danish String Quartet Lincoln Perfomance Hall Portland OR, United States
2025 February 06 Danish String Quartet Gates Hall Newman Center Denver CO, United States
2025 April 02 Danish String Quartet Perelman Theater Kimmel Center Philadelphia PA, United States
2025 April 04 Danish String Quartet Carnegie Hall New York NY, United States
2025 April 07 Danish String Quartet Daniel Recital Hall Spartanburg SC, United States
2025 April 29 Danish String Quartet Prinzregententheater Munich, Germany