Leipzig String Quartet Tickets

When it comes to string quartet music, it is no surprise to see why Leipzig String Quartet tickets are the most sought after treat among its fans. Leipzig String Quartet is one of the most well-known string quartets on the international music front. It has gained commendation from the likes of such high-end publications as The New York Times, and Neue Zuricher Zeitung, both of which have praised it for its distinct sound. The group focuses on performing extensively across Europe, Africa, South and Central America, Asia, Japan and Australia, including performances at several big festivals.

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About Leipzig String Quartet

In the words of magazines such as The Washington Post, their concerts have been “integrated,” such that they offer their own particular thematic cycles covering the likes of Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven along with the contemporaries. In fact the quartet is among the initiators of the Beethoven Quartet Cycle introduced in 1996 and 1997. The latter was made possible in collaboration with as many as five other quartets gathered from over fifteen European countries. Today, its chamber music partners comprise of Christian Zacharias, Andreas Staier, Michael Sanderling, Menahem Pressler, Barbara Buntrock, Alfred Brendel, Christiane Oeleze, Juliane Banse and many others, contribute to expanding its already colossal repertoire including nearly three hundred works by around a hundred composers.
Leipzig String Quartet was created in 1988, in dedication to contemporary music as well as classical modern works. As of 1991, its ensemble has created its own concert series called Pro Quatuor that takes place at Gewandhaus, where it has also been offering various cycles of major quartets from the Second and First Viennese Schools. From within this series, it performed the world premiers of With Three by Schnittke for orchestra, string trio and many works by the likes of Cristobal Halffer, Jorg Widmann, Steffen Schleiermacher, Wolfgang Rihm, Christian Ofenbauer, Beat Furrer and several others. In 1990, with its special ensemble known as Ensemble Avant-garde, the quartet created the music nova series through it which it won the Schneider-Schott prize of 1993 for City of Mainz.

Leipzig String Quartet has made almost seventy recordings covering from Cage to Mozart while alongside including entire works of Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Mendelssohn Bartholdy as well as complete Viennese School. These works have brought the team prominence with such awards as the Premios-CD-Compact and Diapason d'Or, alongside which the ensemble has also been nominsted for two Cannes Classical Awards and ECHO-Klassik awards in 2012, 2008, 2003, 2000 and 1999. In addition, their complete Schubert quartet recordings, which were a first, have been considered by various sources to be the most praiseworthy releases of the 1997 Schubert year.
From among eighteen different recordings of the classic Trout quintet, the well-known French magazine Repertoire voted for their piece with Christian Zacharias to be the best creation of such work. The quartet has repeatedly won the German Record Reviewers' Quarterly Prize, winning their most recent in Quartets of Kurt Weill and Hindemith's Minimax. Starting in 1992, the ensemble has been recording exclusively for the MDG. In 2009, the esteemed Leipzig String Quartet has been invited to be a permanent member of Lucerne Festival Orchestra by renowned maestro Claudio Abbado, as well as to contribute to the teaching of music at the Tokyo Art University. Its North American appearances have included such venues as Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Wolf Trap, The Frick Cleveland, Library of Congress, as well as the many chamber music series held in Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston and Baltimore.

The quartet has gone to win many awards after studying with Gerhard Bosse, Walter Levin, the Amadeus quartet and Hatto Beyerle, including Siemens and Busch prizes and the International ARD Munich competition of 1991. Hurry up and grab some cheap Leipzig String Quartet tickets and be there to enjoy some soulful tunes.