May 1, 2020
Today Mark Rheaume discusses the Danish String Quartet, an Emmy-nominated group named Ensemble of the Year by MusicalAmerica Worldwide who is performing at Hancher on May 4. The quartet, described as "thrilling", "exhilirating", and having a "rockstar vibe", will be performing pieces by well-known composers Bach, Webern, and Schnittke. The quartet is known for its affinity for Scandinavian composers, and their ongoing recording project, a five-album musical evolution, has been meet with a GRAMMY nomination and worldwide acclaim. The Danish String Quartet is made up of members violinists Frederik Øland and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violist Asbjørn Nørgaard, and cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin.