Kreutzer Quartet at Robinson College (Cambridge)

Kreutzer Quartet at Robinson College (Cambridge)

 

The Kreutzer Quartet has forged an enviable reputation as one of Europe’s most dynamic and innovative string quartets. They regularly appear at many of the leading Festivals, including the Venice Biennale and Warsaw Autumn. They are the dedicatees of numerous works, and over many years have established creative partnerships with composers including Sir Michael Tippett, David Matthews, Michael Finnissy, Judith Weir, Luca Francesconi, Poul Ruders and Haflidi Hallgrimsson. They have a particularly strong relationship to a cross-section of leading American composers, having collaborated intensively with the great George Rochberg in the last few years of his life, as well as working closely with figures such as Elliott Schwartz, and the prolific symphonist Gloria Coates. As recording artists they have won critical acclaim for their discs on the Naxos, Métier, Tzadik, Toccata and NMC labels. Their work in collaboration with art galleries has garnered much attention, and large audiences. They are currently Ensemble in Residence at Goldsmiths – University of London, and at Wilton’s Music Hall.

The members of the Kreutzer Quartet are Peter Sheppard Skærved, Mihailo Trandafilovski (violins), Clifton Harrison (viola), and Neil Heyde (violoncello).

 


 

Recent CD/DVD releases (2012-17):

Edward Cowie: In Flight Music (NMC)

Mihailo Trandafilovski: Five (Innova Recordings)

Orfordness: Music by David Gorton (Metier)

Unfold: Australian quartets (Move Records)

Grieg & Finnissy Piano Quintets (Metier)

Gloria Coates: Among the Asteroids (Tzadik)

Mihailo Trandafilovski: Magnets, Lava, Crystals (Clarinet Classics) – download only

Tapestry: Chamber Music by Elliot Schwartz (Metier)

Michael Alec Rose: Chamber and Solo Works for Strings and Horn (Toccata Classics)

Anton Reicha: String Quartets (Toccata Classics) – Volume 1 Volume 2

Michael Finnissy: Second and Third String Quartets (NMC)

Quartet Choreography (DVD) – music by Stravinsky, Lutoslawski, Ligeti and Finnissy (Metier)

Fauvel’s Rondeaux: Chamber Music by John McCabe (GUILD)

Richard Beaudoin: Microtimings (New Focus Recordings)

David Matthews: Complete String Quartets (Toccata Classics) – Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4

Mihailo Trandafilovski: Chamber Music (LORELT)

 

For more information, details about past/upcoming concerts and live recordings visit www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com and our Youtube channel.