Nightingale String Quartet gets top marks in Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine
Nightingale String Quartet's Rued Langgaard CD is singled out this month in the world's two leading magazines for classical music, the English Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine.
In Gramophone the CD gets the distinction "Choice" (the editors' top ten among the month's classical releases of the entire world) and BBC Music Magazine gives the CD "BBC 5 Star" for both the artistic and technical quality.
The CD with Rued Langgaard's collected string quartets is the second in the series and was released internationally in February 2014. The third CD is on its way and as Gramophone writes "One can only look forward to the final release in this important and worthwhile series."
Also the Danish reviewers were enthusiastic about the CD when it was released on the Dacapo label in December last year. 'The reviewer of Jyllands Posten praised it as "flawless from start to finish", and both Berlingske, Politiken and Information has the CD among the favourites of the year.
Read more on Dacapo Records website.
Nightingale String Quartet was formed in 2007 and consists of Gunvor Sihm and Josefine Dalsgaard, violin, Marie Broholt Jensen, viola and Louisa Schwab, cello. Three of the members are students in the soloist class at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with professor Tim Frederiksen as mentor and chamber music teacher. Nightingale String Quartet received in 2010 P2's Talent Prize for "with burning passion, irresistible zest and contagious mutual responsiveness to make the classical string quartet alive and kicking so that the music appeals to both new and old listeners". Nightingale String Quartet has won prizes at numerous Danish and international chamber music competitions, among others P2's Chamber Music Competition and Charles Hennen Concurs in Holland. In 2013 Nightingale String Quartet received The Music Reviewer Association's Artist Prize.
Two of the quartet's members will have their graduation concerts in the autumn - the viola player Marie Louise Broholt Jensen on 3rd September and the violinist Gunvor Sihm on 3rd October. The admission for both concerts is free and the concerts take place in the Concert Hall of the academy.
Read more in the RDAM Concert Calendar.