The EnAccord String Quartet was founded in 1998 and has ever since developed into one of the most appraised young quartets of the Netherlands. The quartet is praised for its intimate, warm sound, expressive style and dynamic capability. 

The quartet has mastered a superb string quartet repertoire, combines famous pieces with masterpieces that are less well known, likes to work together with contemporary composers and has already premiered with a number of compositions. The quartet has extensive concert experience and regularly performs at home and abroad.


Prizes

The EnAccord String Quartet is the only quartet in The Netherlands that was to receive public acknowledgement twice by the renowned Kersjes Fonds – in 2008 they were awarded a grant for young talents, and they received the prestigious Kersjes Award in 2010. The quartet won several international awards, among which were the second price at the ‘5th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition’ and the third price at the ‘Internationaler Joseph Haydn Wettbewerb’.

Inspiring Collaborations and Venues

The EnAccord String Quartet performs with, among others, the cellist Valentin Erben, violist Hartmut Rohde, oboist Bart Schneemann and pianist Severin von Eckardstein. The quartet performed in Amman, Budapest, Geneva, Istanbul, Loro Ciufenna and Siena, amongst other places, and in Carnegie Hall, New York.

Extraordinary Instruments

The EnAccord String Quartet plays on 19th century French instruments, which have been made available to them by the National Foundation of Musical Instruments (NMF). The violins and viola are made by J.B. Vuillaume and the violoncello was made by P. & H. Silvestre.

Education

Between 2003 and 2006 the quartet studied at the Dutch String Quartet Academy (NSKA). The quartet followed master classes with members of renowned quartets, such as the Amadeus Quartet, Borodin Quartet, Kronos Quartet, Quatuor Mosaïques and the Takacs Quartet. The quartet graduated at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne in 2010, where they were coached intensively for two years by the members of the Alban Berg Quartett.


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