The Notos Piano Quartet has firmly established itself as one of the most celebrated, young, chamber ensembles to emerge internationally in recent years – praised for its ‘virtuosic brilliance’, ‘passion’, ‘sensitivity’ and ‘mature interpretive powers’.
Comprising violinist Sindri Lederer, violist Andrea Burger, cellist Philip Graham and pianist Antonia Köster, the German-based quartet is a former major prize winner at London’s ‘Parkhouse Award’, Holland’s ‘Charles-Hennen-Concours’, the Premio Vottorio Gui and the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition – and was recently awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition, in Harbin, China.
The ensemble is a former recipient of the Waverley Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Northern College of Music – and currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Notos Chamber Music Academy.
Its recent debuts include performances at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam – and festival appearances at Schwetzingen, Rheingau, Würzberg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Usedom.
NOTOS QUARTET | MOZART PIANO QUARTET IN E FLAT MAJOR, 1ST MVT | SCHUMANN PIANO QUARTET IN E FLAT MAJOR, 3RD MVT | WALTON PIANO QUARTET, 4TH MVT | 2016 SCHOENFELD INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION
NOTOS QUARTET | WILLIAM WALTON | PIANO QUARTET
NOTOS QUARTET | SCHUMANN | PIANO QUARTET IN E FLAT MAJOR OP. 47
NOTOS QUARTET | BRAHMS | PIANO QUARTET IN G MINOR OP. 25
Name: Sindri Lederer
Violin: Niccolò Gagliano, 1767, Naples
Bow: Tino Lucke
Strings: Thomastik Infeld
Accessories: Bernardel Rosin, Accord Case, Pedi Shoulder Rest, Polly Mute in Red
Teachers: Uwe-Martin Haiberg
Schools: UdK Berlin
Name: Andrea Burger
Viola: Bernd Hiller, Markneukirchen, 2014, 427 mm
Bow: Eugène Sartory
Strings: Jargar, Vision Solo
Accessories: Bernardel Rosin, Bonmusica Shoulder Rest, Accord Case
Teachers: Nobuko Imai, Thomas Riebl
Name: Philip Graham
Cello: Giovanni Grancino, around 1700-1705, Milano
Bow: Garner Wilson
Strings: Larson Soloist/Magnacore
Accessories: Bernardel Rosin
Teachers: Alexander Hülshoff, Clemens Hagen, Nicolas Altstaedt
Name: Antonia Köster
Piano of Choice: Steinway
Teachers: Kalle Randalu, Ian Fountain