Trondheim Chamber Music Festival 22-29 SEPTEMBER 2024

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Vision String Quartet

Jakob Encke, violin
Daniel Stoll, violin
Sander Stuart, viola
Leonard Disselhorst, cello

"...amazingly vivacious, vivid and electrifying... the hot-blooded guys from the vision string quartet seem to be completely fearless” Der Tagesspiegel

Founded in 2012 and based in Berlin, the vision string quartet has established itself as one of the finest young string quartets of its generation. With a unique versatility that focuses on the classical string quartet repertoire alongside their own compositions and arrangements of other disparate genres, the four young musicians are on a mission to re-address with integrity how classical music is presented and perceived by both new and traditional audiences. Their distinctive characteristics of performing all their concerts completely from memory and standing up lend its performances an added intimacy and intensity which has been widely praised.

2016 was a year of remarkable achievement for the Quartet as they achieved not only first prize in two major competitions but all the audience and special prizes too. Adding to their successes at Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Competition in Berlin at the beginning of the year and at the International Concours de Génève at the end of the year, they were also awarded the prestigious Würth Prize in November 2016, only a month after they had received the audience prize at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival. In 2018 they were awarded the prestigious chamber music prize of the Jürgen Ponto Foundation. The 2018/19 season included the quartet’s UK debut with concerts at the Wigmore Hall, Sage Gateshead and a BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert live from Perth Concert Hall in Scotland.

The young quartet experiments with innovative concert formats which they have brought to leading classical concert halls such as the Gewandhaus Leipzig, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Konzerthaus Berlin and Philharmonie Luxembourg as well as to prestigious festivals including the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Heidelberg Frühling and the Lucerne Festival. They have hosted concerts in complete darkness, have collaborated on projects with renowned ballet dancer and choreographer John Neumeier and worked together with lighting designers to bring further creative dimensions to their performances.

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