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Tetzlaff Quartet

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Venue: Samueli Theater Tickets start at $38.00


Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Elisabeth Kufferath, violin
Hanna Weinmeister, viola
Tanja Tetzlaff, cello

Laguna Chamber Series sponsored by Mr. Sam B. Ersan

MOZART: String Quartet No. 16
BERG: String Quartet, Op. 3
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 15

Praised by the New York Times for its “dramatic, energetic playing of clean intensity,” the Tetzlaff Quartet is one of today’s leading string quartets. Alongside their successful individual careers, Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff, Hanna Weinmeister and Elisabeth Kufferath have met several times each season since 1994, with their concerts garnering great acclaim.

They are frequent guests at international festivals such as the Berliner Festwochen, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and Bremen Musikfest. Other recent highlights include performances at the Wigmore Hall, Kölner Philharmonie, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Konzerthaus Berlin and Philharmonie de Paris, as well as a North America tour with concerts at Carnegie Hall, in San Francisco and Vancouver, and in Asia with concerts in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama and Seoul. The quartet has also performed at Brussels’ BOZAR, Wiener Musikverein, Herkulessaal München, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

The quartet’s first recording, unusually pairing Schoenberg's String Quartet No.1 with Sibelius’ Voces intimae, was released by Cavi in 2010, while a recording of Berg’s Lyric Suite and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No.2 was released in November 2014 and was an Editor’s Choice of Gramophone Magazine.

Running time (approximate): 1 hour and 51 minutes