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Danish String Quartet: Beethoven Series Concert 6

All performances with the Danish String Quartet as part of the Beethoven Series are being rescheduled a second time due to the pandemic and travel limitations. We will be announcing new dates before the new year. If you are a ticket holder to this performance, your tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date. Please contact us at 651-292-3268 or at ticketing@schubert.org if you have any questions. 

This performance is Part 6 of the Beethoven Quartets Series

Danish String Quartet made its debut at the Copenhagen Summer Festival in 2002. Regular audience members of Schubert Club’s Music in the Park Series know them as one of the greatest string quartets touring the world today, performing classical, contemporary, and Scandinavian folk music with passion and precision. In 2012, The New York Times selected the quartet’s concert as a highlight of the year, saying the performance featured “one of the most powerful renditions of Beethoven’s Opus 132 String Quartet that I’ve heard live or on a recording.”

Violinists Frederik Øland and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen and violist Asbjørn Nørgaard met as children at a music summer camp where they played both football and music together, eventually making the transition into a serious string quartet in their teens and studying at Copenhagen’s Royal Academy of Music. In 2008, the three Danes were joined by Norwegian cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin.

Since 2007, the group has curated its own annual festival —DSQ Festival— in Nyboder, Copenhagen. 2016 marked the beginning of Series of Four, the quartet’s new concert series in the concert hall of The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen.The quartet was also named as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist for 2013-15.

The performances...offered a rare instance of musicians delivering the quality of the sublime that is in Beethoven's late music.

The Classical Review

The Danish String Quartet captured the profound intellectual and emotional intensity of Beethoven conveyed in a vessel of beautiful simplicity.

The Classical Review


Opus 18, No. 6
Opus 59, No. 3
Opus 135