About us

Finalist of the prestigious Dutch Classical Talent Award 2017/2018, the Ardemus Quartet was forged through a burning passion for chamber music (Ardemus: we burn). The four young international musicians combine seamlessly to create a refreshing musical experience.

Since its formation in Amsterdam (2014), the Ardemus Quartet has been succesful various national and international competitions including the Boris Papandopulo Competition in Zagreb (2015), Storioni Toonzaal Competitie (2016), Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Concours (2016), 13th International Competition for Young Musicians Ferdo Livadić Croatia (2016). In 2017, the Ardemus Quartet advanced to the semi-final stage for the Wind section of the prestigious Osaka 9th International Chamber Music Competition in Japan. In the concert season 2017/2018 Ardemus quartet toured throughout major concert halls of The Netherlands as a finalist of the the Dutch Classical Talent Award, performing the program „You’ve been talking in your sleep“, developped in collaboration with stage director Annechien Koerselman.

Active in The Netherlands and Europe, the Ardemus Quartet has been guest artist in numerous festivals including Holland Festival, Grachtenfestival, Festival Jong Talent Schiermonnikoog, NJO muziekzomer, Musical Evenings St. Donat Zadar, and Festival Next Generation Bad Ragaz performing in important concerts hall such as Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Lisinski Hall Zagreb, Izumi Hall Osaka and the Konzerthaus Berlin.

To further refine their musical ideas, the Ardemus Quartet studies at the Netherlands String Quartet Academy (NSKA) with Marc Danel (Quatuor Danel). They have attended masterclasses by Luc-Marie Aguera (Ysaÿe Quartet), Prof. Eberhard Feltz (Berlin), Petr Prause (Talich Quartet), Stefan Metz (Orlando Quartet) and Misha Amory (Brentano Quartet). The Quartet also enjoys guidance from Sven Arne Tepl and Arno Bornkamp, professors at Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

 

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„Their virtuosity is harmoniously alternating with melodiousness, elegance and dynamic nuances, and above all their mutual compassion, harmonious playing, temperament and fire stand out, which is also perceived in the meaning of their name – Ardemus.”

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