Hailed as one of the best half-dozen string quartets in the world and considered a national treasure in Germany, the Mandelring Quartet is distinguished from other quartets by its expressivity and remarkable homogeneity. The four individual members share a determination to always seek out the innermost core of the music. Through their musicianship, you will find a passionate interest in the structure and crafting of the works while experiencing the great joy of living with the music in a sensual dimension. Manila-born composer Jeffrey Ching has written a new string quartet dedicated to the ensemble.
The Mandelring Quartet is composed of Sebastian Schmidt (violin I), Nanette Schmidt (violin II), Andreas Willwohl (viola) and Bernhard Schmidt (cello). The quartet will be performing the World Premiere of Jeffrey Ching’s Quartett-Dissonanzen as well as Mozart’s String Quartet in C major, K 465 (“Dissonanzen-Quartett”), and Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 (“American”).