Tetzlaff String Quartet

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Memorial Hall

“Supremely lyrical, exactingly detailed playing combined with impeccable balance and unanimity, resulting in an overwhelming performance.” – The New York Times 

“Christian Tetzlaff and his colleagues offered…unanimity of ensemble and tone, as well as musical thinking, lending immense satisfaction to all their performances.” – The Strad

Praised by The New York Times for its “dramatic, energetic playing of clean intensity”, the Tetzlaff Quartett is one of today’s leading string quartets. Alongside their successful individual careers, Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff, Hanna Weinmeister and Elisabeth Kufferath have met since 1994 to perform several times each season in concerts that regularly receive great critical acclaim. Christian Tetzlaff’s solo performance of the complete Bach partitas and sonatas in 2004 for CMC at Memorial Hall was one of the great concerts in past decades in Cincinnati.

Recent engagements include the Cologne Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus Berlin and the Louvre, Vienna’s Musikverein, Munich’s Herkulessaal, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, and New York’s Carnegie 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 a Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice.

Christian Tetzlaff has been one of the most sought-after violinists on the classical music scene for many years. He has an unusually extensive repertoire and gives approximately 100 concerts every year. Tetzlaff served as Artist in Residence with the Berlin Philharmonic, participated in a concert series over several seasons with New York’s Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under James Levine, and appears regularly as a guest with the Vienna and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and London’s leading orchestras.

String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat Major, K. 428 – W.A. Mozart

String Quartet, Op. 3 – Alban Berg

String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 – Ludwig van Beethoven