“The Notos Quartet is the best piano quartet that I know!
Günter Pichler, Alban Berg Quartet

"The Notos Quartet is a fantastic ensemble!"
Zubin Mehta

"Phenomenal, this is true musicianship."
Lynn Harrell

After awarding the 1. Prize of the Schoenfeld Competition to the Notos Quartet:
"I've been performing on stage for more than 50 years now - for me, music in its essence is communication. I don't want to diminish the winners of the solo violin and cello divisions, but in my opinion the Notos Quartet mastered this most perfectly, not just communicating in the group but also to the public - as such they are actually the winners of the whole competition."
Shlomo Mintz

"The finest chamber music performance I have heard anywhere“
Classical Voice North America, Robert Markow

Bio:
The Notos Quartet is regarded as one of the "outstanding chamber music formations of our time“ (Fono Forum 9/2017). Besides this piano quartet’s „virtuosic brilliance and technical perfection“ audiences and critics worldwide celebrate the Notos Quartet for its „sense of balance and ensemble playing revealing every detail of the composition“ and praise the musicians for their „profound musicality that goes straight to the heart“.

Since its foundation in 2007 the Notos quartet has won six first prizes as well as numerous special prizes at international competitions in England, Holland, Italy and China. Above that in 2017 the quartet was awarded the ECHO Klassik as newcomer of the year, at the time a prestigious prize that in its history had only been given to ensembles on the rarest of occasions.

As a reaction to the ECHO Pop committee’s decision in 2018 to honour an album containing antisemitic and inhumane language the musicians of the Notos Quartet were the first artists to return their ECHO. This triggered a protest movement that many renowned artists such as Igor Levit and Daniel Barenboim followed by returning their prizes. Subsequently the German music industry decided to abolish the brand ECHO completely.

The upcoming season includes concert tours to Japan and China as well as performances at concert halls such as the Tonhalle Zurich, Konzerthaus Berlin, International House of Music Moscow and Wigmore Hall London. Furthermore the ensemble will be premiering works dedicated to the Notos Quartet by Beat Furrer and Bryce Dessner.

The Notos Quartet’s vision is to perform the well-known masterpieces, to reveal lost and forgotten treasures, and to champion the new compositions for the unique genre of the piano quartet. This is evident on the ensemble’s debut album „Hungarian Treasures“ released by Sony Classical/RCA in February of 2017. It includes the world premiere recording of Béla Bartók’s piano quartet, a rediscovery for which the ensemble receives international acclaim.

Numerous broadcasts of concerts, interviews and portraits on all major German cultural radio stations, German TV as well as the BBC, France Musique, Radio4 Holland, P2 Sweden, IPR USA and Radio and TV stations in Japan and Vietnam document the world-wide interest in the Notos Quartet and its extraordinary concert programmes.

In addition to appearances at major festivals and leading concert halls throughout Europe such as the Wigmore Hall London, Philharmonie Berlin, Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, BOZAR Brussels and Teatro la Fenice Venice, the Notos Quartet regularly visits such exotic locations as Southeast Asia, where the players not only give recitals but also seek to promote the careers of young musicians, which they regard as an important part of their work. In England and Germany, too, they inspire young musicians as founders of the Notos Chamber Music Academy and, in the past, as holders of the Waverley Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Among others, the Alban Berg Quartet, Mandelring Quartet as well as Uwe-Martin Haiberg, Clemens Hagen, Menahem Pressler and András Schiff count to the quartet's mentors, teachers and supporters.

The support of the "Merito String Instruments Trust" enables the Notos Quartet to play on old valuable Italian string instruments and as Pirastro Artists exclusively on strings by the renowned string manufacturer "Pirastro GmbH".

NOTOS QUARTET
Sindri Lederer violin
Andrea Burger viola
Philip Graham cello
Antonia Köster piano

20. July 2018

New General Management
As of now the Notos Quartett is represented worldwide by the renowned agency CLB Management London as its general management.
CLB Management


26. June 2018

Notos Quartet receives ECHY-grant
Within the European Year of Cultural Heritage the Notos Quartet will receive funding from Berlin’s senate administration for culture and Europe for its project “Music in exile Europe - a place of expulsion and refuge”

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14. Mai 2018

Notos Quartet plays charity concert at the Berliner Dom
The members of the Notos Quartet were the first artists to have given back their ECHO prize. Now the four young musicians take a further stand against antisemitism and for the understanding between nations.
With a charity concert on the 22nd of May at the Berliner Dom the Notos Quartet would like to collect donations of all together 20.000€. The proceeds shall for the first time allow for a five-day journey of a group of young Muslim and Jewish adults to visit Krakow and the Auschwitz memorial this summer.

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5. Mai 2018

Brahms-premiere on Deutschlandfunk Kultur
On the 5th of May 2018 at 9:30 pm the Deutschlandfunk Kultur (German Cultural Radio) will be broadcasting its most recent production with the Notos Quartet in the programme „The extraordinary recording“. The programme includes the world premiere of Brahms’ third symphony in a version for piano quartet as well as Brahms’ piano quartet in g-Minor. The Notos Quartet explains:

Arnold Schönberg saw such depth in Brahms’ piano quartet in g-minor that he decided to arrange it for large symphony orchestra. Upon reversion it is the Notos Quartet’s aim to reveal the chamber musical character that underlies Brahms’ 3rd symphony in its very own version for piano quartet, dedicated to them by the composer Andreas N. Tarkmann. Suddenly not yet heard structures appear that lead to a new and passionate impression of this masterpiece.
A fascinating symbiosis of symphonic landscape and the clarity of chamber music and further proof of Brahms’ mastery.

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15. April 2018

Notos Quartet returns ECHO award
The Notos Quartet announces on its Facebook page:

We were very happy to receive the ECHO KLASSIK award as young ensemble of the year 2017. Until recently the ECHO was in our eyes the most important music prize in Germany. A prize which has distinguished many wonderful musicians. We were honoured to join the ranks of those who won it.
Recent events showing that this prize tolerates and offers a platform to open racism are intolerable for us. We are appalled at the decision of those responsible, to award a prize to a body of thought including anti-semitic and inhuman text and mockery of the holocaust.
For this reason we dissociate ourselves absolutely from our award of the ECHO and will be returning the prize.
We do this sadly, but the trophy, which until now stood in our rehearsal-studio in Berlin, has become for us a symbol of shame.

Notos Quartett

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2. April 2018

World premiere in Madrid
Besides the first Spanish performance of Béla Bartók’s piano quartet and the quartet by William Walton, on the 2nd of April the Notos Quartet will also be performing the world premiere of Spanish composer Jesús Torres’ piano quartet that was dedicated to the Notos Quartet.
Jesús Torres


11. March 2018

Exclusive Collaboration with Pirastro
The Notos Quartet exclusively and with great pleasure plays strings by Pirastro and is happy to announce its partnership with a string manufacturer that is as rich in tradition as it is renowned.
PIRASTRO GmbH


6. March 2018

Portrait of the Notos Quartet on Berlin’s cultural radio
The rbb Kulturradio presents the Notos Quartet in its format DAS PORTRÄT focusing on the life and work in a piano quartet.
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3. March 2018

Notos Quartet to perform at Watergate Club Berlin
On invitation of the rbb cultural radio the Notos Quartet will be performing at Berlin’s popular techno-club „Watergate" on the 5th of March at 8 pm. Besides highlights of its repertoire the Notos Quartet will be playing a piano quartet by Bryce Dessner, the guitarist of the band „The National“.
Kulturradio Klassik-Lounge
Watergate Club


27. February 2018

New Management for the Notos Quartet in France
As of now the Notos Quartet is being represented by Hilda Woolf Artist Management in France and very much looks forward to future projects together.
www.hildawoolfartsmanagement.com


9. February 2018

French magazine Diapason awards highest points to the Notos Quartet
In its February edition the most renowned magazine for classical music in France awards the Notos Quartet’s debut CD five out of five points admiring its "exceptional plasticity and beauty".
Diapason


24. January 2018

Notos Quartet on NDR’s „Podium der Jungen“
On the 25th of January 2018 NDR Kultur (cultural radio of northern Germany) will be broadcasting the Notos Quartet’s concert from the NDR Hamburg’s Rolf-Liebermann-Studio on the 11th of September 2017.
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23. January 2018

Beat Furrer receives Siemens music prize
The composer Beat Furrer, who will also be writing a new work for the Notos Quartet in 2019, will be awarded the international Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis. Heartfelt congratulations for this exceptional achievement!
Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
Beat Furrer


7. January 2018

Interview on rbb cultural radio
Berlin's cultural radio station announces the Notos Quartet’s concert at the Berliner Philharmonie on the 10th of January with an interview by the quartet’s pianist Antonia Köster.
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9. November 2017

"Hungarian Treasures" on French Radio
On the 10th of November 2017 the Notos Quartet’s latest Album will be featured on France Musique’s programme „En Pistes!“.
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25. October 2017

Notos Quartet to appear on German national television
On the 27th of October 2017 the Notos Quartet will appear as guest of German tv station ZDF’s Morgenmagazin. Tune in from 8.25 am!
ZDF Morgenmagazin


22. September 2017

Notos Quartet at the Berliner Philharmonie
On the 10th of January 2018 the Notos Quartet will give its Debut at the Berliner Philharmonie's chamber music hall as part of the renown concert series "Debüt im Deutschlandfunk Kultur".
Debüt im Deutschlandfunk Kultur


4. September 2017

FONO FORUM awards „Hungarian Treasures“ highest possible score
The review of the renowned classical music magazine FONO FORUM awards „Hungarian Treasures“ with the highest possible score praising the Notos Quartet an ensemble "that 10 years after their foundation can claim its place amongst the outstanding chamber music formations of our time“.
FONO FORUM


2. September 2017

BBC Music Magazine review of „Hungarian Treasures“
"All in all this is an intelligently devised, brilliantly executed and warmly recorded disc" says the highly acclaimed BBC Music Magazine in its review of „Hungarian Treasures"
BBC Music Magazine


28. July 2017

ECHO Klassik laureate 2017
The Notos Quartet was awarded with the prestigious ECHO Klassik as Newcomer of the Year 2017.
ECHO KLASSIK


24. July 2017

Saigon Chamber Music 2017
In August of 2017 the Notos Quartet will be traveling to Vietnam to appear at "Saigon Chamber Music 2017", a festival where the ensemble will be working and playing chamber music together with Vietnam’s next generation musicians.
Saigon Chamber Music


22. July 2017

ARD Radio Festival 2017
On the 22nd of July 2017 the Notos Quartet will be playing a concert at the "Leitheimer Schlosskonzerte" that will be recorded by the Bayerische Rundfunk. Beside the concert being broadcast on BR Classic, you will be able to listen to it on all of the ARD’s cultural radio stations as part of the ARD Radio Festival 2017.
ARD Radio Festival


17. July 2017

New Release of the Week: "Hungarian Treasures"
The US Radio Station chose "Hungarian Treasures" to be its "New Release of the Week".
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12. July 2017

SR2 Kulturradio Broadcast
On the 12th of July 2017 the SR cultural radio will be broadcasting the Notos Quartet’s concert from the chamber music series in Saarbrücken in their programme „music from the region“.
www.sr.de


19. May 2017

CD review in The Strad
"The Bartók is an eye-opener, not only in its remarkable assuredness, but also in the full-blooded élan that announces the composer, prior to his folk-music experiments, as a card-carrying Romantic."
Edward Bhesania enthusiastically reviews the Notos Quartet's new CD in The Strad.
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17. May 2017

Prize winner at the largest chamber music competition in the US
As best piano chamber music ensemble the Notos Quartet was awarded the Silver medal at the 44. Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in the US.
Fischoff Competition


10. April 2017

Supersonic Award for "Hungarian Treasures"
For their first CD, the Berlin based Notos Quartet plays Hungarian Treasures and fully uses the chance to present themselves and this wonderful music in absolutely compellingly colourful and fresh performances.
Pizzicato Magazine awarded the Notos Quartet’s Debut Album with it’s prestigious Supersonic Award.
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8. April 2017

Highest rating for „Hungarian Treasures“ from the Rondo Magazine
There is no doubt that a fulfilled artistic future lies ahead of this excellent ensemble.
The Rondo Magazine reviewed the Notos Quartet’s Debut Album and awarded it with the highest possible rating.
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30. March 2017

Portrait on rbb’s programme „Talente und Karrieren“
On the 30th of March the Notos Quartet will be presented on "Talente und Karrieren“ (Talents and Careers), a programme of Berlin's classical radio station "rbb Kulturradio".
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26. March 2017

SPIEGEL ONLINE reviews „Hungarian Treasures“
SPIEGEL ONLINE enthusiastically reports on the Notos Quartet’s Debut CD calling it „an impressive artistic visiting-card“.
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23. March 2017

Today's CD-tip on radio klassik Stephansdom
Austrian radio station „radio klassik Stephansdom“ chose „Hungarian Treasures“ to be today’s CD recommendation. Amongst other programmes „Allegro Magazin am Nachmittag“ will be presenting it.
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…now also CD of the week on radio klassik Stephansdom!
After being named „CD recommendation of the day“ on the 23rd of March, "Hungarian Treasures" was now announced CD of the week on radio klassik Stephansdom.
Listen here!


13. March 2017

Interview on SR2-Kulturradio
The programme „SR2 - MusikWelt“ featured the Notos Quartet speaking with Gabi Szarvas about life in a piano quartet and its new album „Hungarian Treasures“.
Listen here!


7. March 2017

Interview on RBB’s "Kulturradio am Nachmittag"
On the 7th of March the Notos Quartet was featured as the guest on RBB’s Kulturradio am Nachmittag and spoke with Shelly Kupferberg about its new album „Hungarian Treasures“.
Listen here!


4. March 2017

BBC Radio 3 recommends "Hungarian Treasures"
"Bartók's piano quartet is a fascinating rediscovery, especially after listening to the Notos Quartet playing Dohnányi and Kodály. That Bartók premiere has made sure it will be noticed!"
The BBC presents the Notos Quartets new album in its programme Record Review.
Listen here!


1. March 2017

CD of the month on BR Klassik U21
The BR and its programme U21 chose „Hungarian Treasures“ to be CD of the month March!
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25. February 2017

MDR Klassik CD tip
MDR Klassik presents the Album „Hungarian Treasures“ as its CD recommendation.
Listen here!


24. February 2017

Further CD tip by the WDR
The WDR recommends the Notos Quartet’s new Album „Hungarian Treasures“ and presents the Quartet with an interview on its programme TonArt.
Listen to the CD tip here!
Listen to the Interview on WDR 3 TonArt here!


22. February 2017

CD recommendation on BR-Klassik
…a convincing and gripping homage to Hungarian chamber music of the late 19th century. More please!
BR-Klassik recommends the Notos Quartet’s new album "Hungarian Treasures".
Listen here!


10. January 2017

The Notos Quartet’s Debut CD will be released by Sony Music/RCA Red Seal!
The highly anticipated Debut CD of the Notos Quartet will be released by Sony Music’s prestigious label RCA Red Seal.
www.sonymusic.com


4. December 2016

1. Prize and Special Prize - International Chamber Music Competition Almere/Netherlands!
Last week the Notos Quartet won the first prize in the 15th International Chamber Music Competition “Who’s next” 2016 in Almere/Holland. The contest has the subtitle ‘classical music for a new generation’ so there was also a special prize of the Young Jury, also won by the Notos. They were the first choice among the musicians and critics of their own generation. Sixteen ensembles from several countries were admitted to the competition open to different music genres.
www.whos-next.nl


28. October 2016

WORLD PREMIERE: "Gravity" for piano quartet
On 28th of October 2016 the Notos Quartet will be performing "Gravity" for piano quartet, a new work by British composer and Henze student David P. Graham. Written for the Notos Quartet it is inspired by astronomical phenomena such as the only recently discovered gravitational waves that Albert Einstein had predicted 100 years ago.
www.david-p-graham.com


5. October 2016

hr2 Kultur Broadcast
On 17th of October 2016 at 8.05 pm hr2 Kultur will be broadcasting Notos Quartet’s concert at the Traunsteiner Sommerkonzerte.
www.hr-online.de


3. August 2016

1st PRIZE IN CHINA!
Already for the fifth time the Notos Quartet wins first prize on international level!
The Notos Quartet has been awarded the 1st Prize at the „Schoenfeld International String Competition“ 2016 in Harbin /China by a jury under the chairmanship of Shlomo Mintz and Lynn Harrell.
www.schoenfeldcompetition.com


6. July 2016

BÉLA BARTÓK PIANO QUARTET
The Notos Quartet makes world premiere recording of a sensational rediscovery

After a long period of research the Notos Quartet was able to find the score of Bela Bartok’s piano quartet in c-Minor - a score considered to be missing until now.
The production of the world premiere recording of this romantic and passionate work took place in Berlin in collaboration with the Deutschland Radio Kultur (German Culture Radio) and also includes the piano quartet by Ernst von Dohnany and Zoltan Kodaly’s Intermezzo for string trio. First broadcast is set to be on the 23rd of July 2016 at 9.00 pm and will include the whole production as well as an interview of the Notos Quartet with Stefan Lang.
www.deutschlandradiokultur.de


12. March 2016

BR-Klassik Broadcast - Dvořák, Martinů and Schumann
On 12th of March 2016 at 3.05 pm BR Klassik will be broadcasting Notos Quartet’s performance of piano quartets by Dvořák, Martinů and Schumann.
www.br-klassik.de


24. February 2016

1. Prize - ONSTAGE COMPETITION 2016
The Notos Quartet wins first prize at the ONSTAGE International Classical Music Competition 2016 in the category chamber music!
www.onstagecompetition.com


9. February 2016

NOTOS CHAMBER MUSIC ACADEMY 2016
The Notos Chamber Music Academy aims at young instrumentalists and already existing chamber music formations. Besides individual instrumental and ensemble coaching the NCMA offers its participants the unique opportunity to play chamber music – together with members of the Notos Quartet. The next academy will take place in Worms/Germany from 17th to 23rd October 2016.
For further information please visit:
www.chambermusicacademy.com


25. January 2016

SWR2 Broadcast
On 29th of January 2016 at 1.05 pm SWR2’s programme “Mittagskonzert” will be broadcasting Notos Quartet’s performance of the piano quartet no. 2 in F minor op. 2 by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.


11. January 2016

Notos Quartet being featured in BR Klassik’s “On stage”
On 16th of January 2016 at 3.05 pm BR Klassik’s programme “On stage” will be broadcasting Notos Quartet’s performance of the piano quartet op. 47 by Robert Schumann.


5. January 2016

Concert in Brussels, BOZAR
On January 10th the Notos Quartet will give its debut in BOZAR in Brussels performing works by Mozart and Walton.


5. October 2015

Concert review in the Süddeutsche Zeitung
“The strongest impression left by these four players’ performance was that this kept reminding us of great archetypes like the Beaux Arts Trio or the Alban Berg Quartet without however becoming a copy of these.”
Read the whole article in German of Notos Quartet's concert in Fürstenfeldbruck.


16. September 2015

DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTUR Broadcast
On the 20th of October at 8.03 pm the German radio station DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTUR will broadcast the concert of the Notos Quartet in Traunstein. The program includes piano quartets by Dvořák, Martinů and Schumann.


7. September 2015

BR KLASSIK Broadcast
On the 10th of September at 8.03 pm the German radio station BR-Klassik will broadcast the concert of the Notos Quartet in Traunstein. The program includes piano quartets by Dvořák, Martinů and Schumann.


24. July 2015

Notos Quartet gives Masterclass for Chamber Music
After 16 successful years the Notos Quartet takes over the masterclass for chamber music from the Mandelring Quartet. The next edition of the masterclass will take place in Worms between 19. and 25. October 2015. Further information is available here.


01. July 2015

World Premiere in Teatro La Fenice in Venice
On July 11th 2015 the Notos Quartet will play a concert in the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, playing works by Mozart and Martinů and giving the world premiere of Jacopo Salvatori’s new piano quartet, a piece written especially for the Notos Quartet.


10. June 2015

Piece of the Week – again!
The German broadcasting company SWR2 favored a live recording of Tubin's c sharp minor piano quartet with the Notos Quartet as a “Piece of the week” for the second time this year. It is going to be broadcasted on June 15 at 1.05 pm on SWR2 and can be downloaded at www.swr2.de.


26. January 2015

Notos Quartet plays at the Liederhalle Stuttgart
The Notos Quartet will play a concert at the Liederhalle Stuttgart on 28th of January performing works by Mozart, Suk and Dvořák.


19. January 2015

Piece of the Week
The German broadcasting company SWR2 favoured a live recording of Brahms A major piano quartet with the Notos Quartet as a “Piece of the week” in January 2015.


03. December 2014

Notos Quartet at the Instituto International de Música de Cámara de Madrid
Supported by a scholarship of Fundación Albèniz and Santander Consumer Bank AG the Notos Quartet feels honored to work together with Günter Pichler, first violinist of the legendary Alban Berg Quartet, being the first piano ensemble ever that is accepted in the degree programme for professional string quartets at the Instituto International de Música de Cámara de Madrid.


20. October 2014

SWR2 Broadcast
On the 20th of October 2014 the German radio station SWR2 will broadcast the concert of the Notos Quartet at the Bruchsaler Schlosskonzerte from September 20, 2014. The programme includes piano quartets by Guillaume Lekeu, Camille Saint-Saëns and the Trout Quintet by Franz Schubert.


24. July 2014

National Youth Ballet and Notos Quartet
In collaboration with the National Youth Ballet the Notos Quartet will perform in the famous Teatro La Fenice in Venice.


11. July 2014

Royal Northern College of Music
The Notos Quartet has been awarded the position of Waverley Junior Fellow in Chamber Music 2014/15 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.


01. July 2014

Article in Classical Voice North America
Read here about Notos Quartet’s appearance at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan.


15. June 2014

Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
The Notos Quartet will perform at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival on the 2nd of August 2014.


21. May 2014

Second Prize in Osaka, Japan
The Notos Quartet wins the second prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan..


29. January 2014

MS Europa 2
In April 2014 the Notos Quartet will give concerts on board the cruise ship “MS Europa 2” traveling between Singapore and Dubai.


01. December 2013

First Prize in Florence
The Notos Quartet wins the first prize at the international chamber music competition “Premio Vittorio Gui” in Florence, Italy.


14. November 2013

BBC Broadcast
The concert in Aberdeen will be broadcasted on BBC Radio 3 on the 5th of December 2013. It will be available online for 7 days after broadcast.
www.bbc.co.uk


14. November 2013

Concert in Turin
On the 26th of November 2013 the Notos Quartet will play a concert in Torino, Italy, performing works by Schumann and Brahms.


10. October 2013

Piece of the week
The German broadcasting company SWR2 favoured a live recording of Mozart’s E flat major piano quartet with the Notos Quartet as a “Piece of the week” in August 2013.


20. September 2013

Usedomer Musikfestival
The Notos Quartet will perform at the Usedomer Musikfestival on October 4th playing piano quartets by Mendelssohn, Tubin and Brahms.


12. September 2013

Münsterland Festival
The Notos Quartet will perform at the Münsterland Festival on October 13th playing piano quartets by Saint-Saens, Fauré and Schubert’s Trout Quintet with the double bass player Wolfgang Güntner.


01. July 2013

The Icelandic Chamber Music Festival
In August 2013 the Notos Quartet will perform at the Icelandic Chamber Music Festival.

08.09.18 19.30

Traunstein
Traunsteiner Sommerkonzerte
Aula des Annette-Kolb-Gymnasiums


19.09.18 20.00

Ulm
Stadthaus Ulm


21.09.18 20.00

Ludwigsburg
Schloss Ludwigsburg
Schlosstheater


29.09.18 20.00

Lünen
Hansesaal Lünen


30.09.18 19.00

Borken
Stadthalle Vennehof


04.10.18 20.00

Bamberg
Sinfonie an der Regnitz
Joseph-Keilberth-Saal


05.10.18 19.30

Schwetzingen
Schloss Schwetzingen
Jagdsaal


06.10.18 19.00

Achberg
Schloss Achberg
Rittersaal


13.10.18 19.00

Schwendi
Kleine Bühne Schwendi


14.10.18 18.00

Grafenau
Schloss Dätzingen
Maltesersaal


19.10.18 19.30

Halifax/UK
Halifax Philharmonic Club


23.10.18 19.30

Cambridge/UK
Peterhouse Theatre


26.10.18 20.00

Heppenheim
Kurfürstensaal im Kurmainzer Amtshof


27.10.18 20.00

Reinbek
Schloss Reinbek


09.11.18 19.00

Moskau/RU
Moscow International House of Music


11.11.18

Unna
Celloherbst am Hellweg


17.12.18 19.30

Zürich/CH
Tonhalle Maag


12.01.19 20.00

Bonn
Trinitatis Kirche


18.01.19 17.00

Berlin
Ultraschall Festival
Radialsystem


20.01.18 20.00

Rottenburg
Franz-Anton-Hoffmeister-Saal, Kulturzentrum


21.02.19 20.00

Soltau
Bibliothek Waldmühle


22.02.19 20.00

Hamburg
Laeiszhalle


24.02.19 14.30

Enschede/NL
The Wilminktheater
MUZIEKCENTRUM Arke Zaal


07.03.19 - 17.03.19

Osnabrück
CLASSIC CON BRIO Festival


23.02.19 20.00

Savona/IT
Teatro Chiabrera


28.03.19 19.30

Chichester/UK
Assembly Room


29.03.19 19.45

Lewes/UK
Sussex Downs College


30.03.19 19.30

Ludlow/UK
Henderson Hall, Moor Park


04.04.19 - 15.04.19

China Tour


22.04.19 18.00

Bad Bergzabern
Haus des Gastes


23.04.19 - 27.04.19

Bad Bergzabern
Masterclass for young chamber musicians


02.05.19 19.30

London/UK
Wigmore Hall


10.05.18 20.00

Eberbach
Evangelisches Gemeindehaus, Leopoldplatz


12.05.19 16.00

Schwerin
Goldener Saal im Neustädtischen Palais


19.05.19 11.00

Bingen
Kulturzentrum Villa Sachsen


22.05.19 21.00

Turin/IT
Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi


24.05.19 20.45

Biella/IT
Auditorium - Palazzo Gromo Losa


26.05.19 18.00

Staufen
Stubenhaus Staufen


31.05.19 20.00

Kiel Kroog
Stephanuskirche


02.06.19 20.00

Dresden
Dresdner Musikfestspiele
Schloss Wackerbarth


09.06.19 19.00

Berlin
Konzerthaus Berlin
Kleiner Saal


15.06.19 - 28.06.19

MS Europa
Ostsee


02.07.19

Kyoto/JP
Ensemble Hall Murata


04.07.19

Nagoya/JP
Munetsugu Hall


05.07.19

Tokyo/JP
Oji Hall


HUNGARIAN TREASURES
The Notos Quartet’s Debut CD
Including the world premiere recording of Béla Bartók’s piano quartet!

"Passion and piquancy"
The Guardian

"A fascinating rediscovery"
BBC Radio 3

"An emotional gold rush!"
BR Klassik

"Eine beeindruckende künstlerische Visitenkarte"
SPIEGEL ONLINE

"exceptional plasticity and beauty"
DIAPASON

"On its Debut-Album the Notos Quartet presents a music-historical sensation: the piano quartet by Béla Bartók, a piece that had only been performed twice before it was lost. After intensive research the four musicians were able to recover the early work of the at the time only 17 years old composer at the Bartók-Archive in Budapest and recorded it for their first CD.
It is a close to 30 minute, glowing confession to the romantic tradition - with wide spread themes, a range of sound reaching for orchestral proportions just as blending colors and voicing that remind us of his role model Brahms. Nonetheless power of expression and rhythmical fire are articulated that already announce the later, more mature Bartók.
One of the reasons this piece grips the listener so irresistibly is the perfect level of passion for Bartók’s music - with commitment and glowing vibrato. The emotional density and technically outstanding performance make for the high point to a recording that under the motto „Hungarian Treasures“ combines lesser known chamber music works of Hungarian composers to a thrilling programme.
It begins with the piano quartet by the five years older Bartók-friend Ernst von Dohnányi that he as well had written at the age of 17. The highly talented Dohnányi revels in a romantic wealth of melodies that the ensemble relishes beautifully - for instance in the viola theme of the Adagio or the Unisono-passage in the middle part of the following Scherzo movement. Here the strings melt into an entity and their tonal homogeneity also refines the short string trio by Zoltán Kodály.
Altogether a fulminant discographic kickstart of the Notos Quartet that 10 years after their foundation can claim its place amongst the outstanding chamber music formations of our time."

FONO FORUM

"The musicians of the Notos Quartet made Bartók’s piano quartet resurface, a work that was gathering dust in an archive since its second performance in 1964, thereby extending the picture that we have of Bartók today significantly. The Notos Quartet communicates this experience insistently with a great interpretation of the three works: The ensemble playing as well as their individual talent prove to be elaborate and perfectly structured down to the smallest details. We experience incredible moments especially in lyrical passages where the Notos Quartet reaches for the lowest parts of the dynamic scale sounding most gentle and full of concentration, keeping the natural pulse of the music. It is without doubt that an artistically fulfilled career lies ahead of this first class ensemble."
RONDO

Formed in Berlin as recently as 2007, the Notos Quartet presents the world-premiere recording of a work by Béla Bartók. For years the Hungarian composer’s Piano Quartet in C minor op. 20 was believed to be lost but was rediscovered following extensive research by the members of the ensemble, who prepared the present edition on the basis of the composer’s autograph score. In addition to this world-premiere recording, Hungarian Treasures also features works by two other Hungarian composers who were friendly with Bartók: the Piano Quartet in F sharp minor by Ernst von Dohnányi (1877–1960) and the Intermezzo for string trio by Zoltán Kodály (1882–1967).

Ernst von Dohnányi:
Piano Quartet in F sharp minor
Zoltán Kodaly:
Intermezzo for String Trio
Béla Bartók:
Piano Quartet in C minor op. 20

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WORKS – New Music for the Notos Quartet

The Notos Quartet regularly commissions new works for piano quartet from composers of our time and considers this an important part of its work. These new works are created in close collaboration with the composer and are financed by concert organizers, foundations as well as the Notos Quartet itself. The ensemble also offers the possibility of a sponsorship for each work, thereby giving any interested individual or party the chance to be part of creation, rehearsal process, first performance and evolution of a new work.
If you are interested in such a sponsorship please contact the Notos Quartet directly.


2020

Bernhard Gander
work for piano quartet
Bernhard Gander


2019

Bryce Dessner
work for piano quartet
Bryce Dessner


Beat Furrer
work for piano quartet
financing: Alban-Berg-Stiftung Wien
Beat Furrer


2018

Jesús Torres
Cuarteto con piano
first performance: Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2. April 2018
financing: Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical
Jesús Torres


2017

Garth Knox
Echoes of Schumann
first performance: Berliner Philharmonie, 10. January 2018
financing: Notos Quartett
Garth Knox


Andreas N. Tarkmann
Johannes Brahms: 3. Sinfonie in einer Bearbeitung für Klavierquartett
first performance: Alte Aula, Heidelberg, 17. October 2017
financing: Notos Quartett
Andreas N. Tarkmann


2016

David P. Graham
Gravity
first performance: Nirotec, Unna, 28. October 2016
David P. Graham


2015

Jacopo Salvatori
Le città continue
first performance: Teatro la Fenice, Venedig, 11. July 2015
Jacopo Salvatori


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NOTOS QUARTET
Sindri Lederer violin
Andrea Burger viola
Philip Graham cello
Antonia Köster piano

Biography:
The Notos Quartet is regarded as one of the "outstanding chamber music formations of our time“ (Fono Forum 9/2017). Besides this piano quartet’s „virtuosic brilliance and technical perfection“ audiences and critics worldwide celebrate the Notos Quartet for its „sense of balance and ensemble playing revealing every detail of the composition“ and praise the musicians for their „profound musicality that goes straight to the heart“.

Since its foundation in 2007 the Notos quartet has won six first prizes as well as numerous special prizes at international competitions in England, Holland, Italy and China. Above that in 2017 the quartet was awarded the ECHO Klassik as newcomer of the year, at the time a prestigious prize that in its history had only been given to ensembles on the rarest of occasions.

As a reaction to the ECHO Pop committee’s decision in 2018 to honour an album containing antisemitic and inhumane language the musicians of the Notos Quartet were the first artists to return their ECHO. This triggered a protest movement that many renowned artists such as Igor Levit and Daniel Barenboim followed by returning their prizes. Subsequently the German music industry decided to abolish the brand ECHO completely.

The upcoming season includes concert tours to Japan and China as well as performances at concert halls such as the Tonhalle Zurich, Konzerthaus Berlin, International House of Music Moscow and Wigmore Hall London. Furthermore the ensemble will be premiering works dedicated to the Notos Quartet by Beat Furrer and Bryce Dessner.

The Notos Quartet’s vision is to perform the well-known masterpieces, to reveal lost and forgotten treasures, and to champion the new compositions for the unique genre of the piano quartet. This is evident on the ensemble’s debut album „Hungarian Treasures“ released by Sony Classical/RCA in February of 2017. It includes the world premiere recording of Béla Bartók’s piano quartet, a rediscovery for which the ensemble receives international acclaim.

Numerous broadcasts of concerts, interviews and portraits on all major German cultural radio stations, German TV as well as the BBC, France Musique, Radio4 Holland, P2 Sweden, IPR USA and Radio and TV stations in Japan and Vietnam document the world-wide interest in the Notos Quartet and its extraordinary concert programmes.

In addition to appearances at major festivals and leading concert halls throughout Europe such as the Wigmore Hall London, Philharmonie Berlin, Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, BOZAR Brussels and Teatro la Fenice Venice, the Notos Quartet regularly visits such exotic locations as Southeast Asia, where the players not only give recitals but also seek to promote the careers of young musicians, which they regard as an important part of their work. In England and Germany, too, they inspire young musicians as founders of the Notos Chamber Music Academy and, in the past, as holders of the Waverley Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Among others, the Alban Berg Quartet, Mandelring Quartet as well as Uwe-Martin Haiberg, Clemens Hagen, Menahem Pressler and András Schiff count to the quartet's mentors, teachers and supporters.

The support of the "Merito String Instruments Trust" enables the Notos Quartet to play on old valuable Italian string instruments and as Pirastro Artists exclusively on strings by the renowned string manufacturer "Pirastro GmbH".


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Review on the Notos Quartets playing at the Rheingau Music festival’s Mozart night:
This young Piano Quartet was the group which was first to return the Echo music prize they had won (in April 2017) as a protest against that same prize being given to two hip-hop artists who had used antisemitic texts. Accurate listening sensitises, and violinist Sindri Lederer, viola player Andrea Burger, cellist Philip Graham and pianist Antonia Köster interacted absolutely accurately in their interpretation of Mozart’s E-flat Piano Quartet KV 493. This interpretation was perfectly balanced between piano and strings, balanced too between a fleet-of-foot approach and extreme accuracy of playing, with observant pointers to mood-changes at every switch into minor-keys.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, July 2018


Sindri Lederer, Andrea Burger, Philip Graham and Antonia Köster have so far reached their international breakthrough, recorded highly acclaimed CDs and have initiated their own academy. Observing how intensively and impulsively the Notos Quartet makes music this comes as no surprise and so the evening became one of the most exciting and fascinating of the current season.
Köln-Bonner Musikkalender, February 2018


On its Debut-Album the Notos Quartet presents a music-historical sensation: the piano quartet by Béla Bartók, a piece that had only been performed twice before it was lost. After intensive research the four musicians were able to recover the early work of the at the time only 17 years old composer at the Bartók-Archive in Budapest and recorded it for their first CD.
It is a close to 30 minute, glowing confession to the romantic tradition - with wide spread themes, a range of sound reaching for orchestral proportions just as blending colors and voicing that remind us of his role model Brahms. Nonetheless power of expression and rhythmical fire are articulated that already announce the later, more mature Bartók.
One of the reasons this piece grips the listener so irresistibly is the perfect level of passion for Bartók’s music - with commitment and glowing vibrato. The emotional density and technically outstanding performance make for the high point to a recording that under the motto „Hungarian Treasures“ combines lesser known chamber music works of Hungarian composers to a thrilling programme.
It begins with the piano quartet by the five years older Bartók-friend Ernst von Dohnányi that he as well had written at the age of 17. The highly talented Dohnányi revels in a romantic wealth of melodies that the ensemble relishes beautifully - for instance in the viola theme of the Adagio or the Unisono-passage in the middle part of the following Scherzo movement. Here the strings melt into an entity and their tonal homogeneity also refines the short string trio by Zoltán Kodály.
Altogether a fulminant discographic kickstart of the Notos Quartet that 10 years after their foundation can claim its place amongst the outstanding chamber music formations of our time.

Fono Forum, September 2017


Die Seele der Werke durchdrungen - Das Spiel des Notos Quartetts als brillant zu bezeichnen, wird ihnen kaum gerecht, dient doch die technische Perfektion den jungen Künstlern als selbstverständlicher Unterbau zu viel mehr. Begeisterte Bravo-Rufe und frenetischer Applaus: Für dieses Konzert gebührt den Musikern, aber auch allen Mitwirkenden, ein ganz spezieller Dank.
Kieler Nachrichten, August 2017


Einen facettenreichen Kosmos romantischer Klang- und Gefühlswelten präsentierte das weltweit renommierte Notos Quartett beim Auftakt der 69. Staufener Musikwoche in der Belchenhalle.
Das Konzert begann mit der Darbietung des Klavierquartettsatzes a-Moll von Gustav Mahler, dem einzigen kammermusikalischen Werk, das der Komponist hinterlassen hat. Energisch und mit der gebotenen Dramatik setzte das Ensemble den Vortrag in Szene. Eine ausbalancierte Interpretation, die jedoch nicht die scharfen Kontrastpole des Stücks vernachlässigte. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Klavierquartett g-Moll offenbarte die geniale Fähigkeit des Ensembles, authentische Gefühlslagen, die in einem Werk versteckt sind, zum Leben zu erwecken. Besonders beeindruckte die unnachahmliche Geschmeidigkeit, mit der das Quartett diese Musik inszenierte. Nach der Pause stand als Höhepunkt des Konzertes das Klavierquartett g-Moll op. 25 von Johannes Brahms auf dem Programm. Gleich im Allegro faszinierte die unerhörte Gefühlswucht der Gestaltung, die gepaart war mit Eleganz und Akkuratesse. Ungarisches Temperament, mit Schwerkraft und gleichzeitig feinster Raffinesse gekoppelt, mündete in einen wahren Hexentanz, bei dem man am liebsten vom Stuhl hochgesprungen wäre. Tosender Beifall belohnte diese fulminante Leistung.

Badische Zeitung, August 2017


Although performed once during his lifetime and thereafter in 1964, the Piano Quartet own C minor by Bartók remained unpublished and inaccessible until the highly enterprising Notos Quartett tracked down the autograph manuscript and made this world premiere recording. Written in 1898, when the teenage Bartók was a student in Budapest, it is a substantial work illustrating complete mastery of a challenging genre. … All in all this is an intelligently devised, brilliantly executed and warmly recorded disc, raising hopes that the Notos Quartett can cone up trumps again with further worthwhile discoveries.
BBC Music Magazine, Juli 2017


Enterprising debut disc from this excellent young German ensemble.
Gramophone, May 2017


Pizzicato Magazine awards its "Supersonic Award" to "Hungarian Treasures":
For their first CD, the Berlin based Notos Quartet plays Hungarian Treasures and fully uses the chance to present themselves and this wonderful music in absolutely compellingly colourful and fresh performances.
Pizzicato Magazin, April 2017


The musicians of the Notos Quartet made Bartók’s piano quartet resurface, a work that was gathering dust in an archive since its second performance in 1964, thereby extending the picture that we have of Bartók today significantly. The Notos Quartet communicates this experience insistently with a great interpretation of the three works: The ensemble playing as well as their individual talent prove to be elaborate and perfectly structured down to the smallest details. We experience incredible moments especially in lyrical passages where the Notos Quartet reaches for the lowest parts of the dynamic scale sounding most gentle and full of concentration, keeping the natural pulse of the music. It is without doubt that an artistically fulfilled career lies ahead of this first class ensemble.
RONDO, April 2017


The airier texture is a delight, and beautifully captured on a recording that produces an ideal impression of acoustic space while retaining both the detail and the overall blend of the instruments. The Bartók is an eye-opener, not only in its remarkable assuredness (more freewheeling, structurally, and ultimately more lucidly expressive than the Dohnányi), but also in the full-blooded élan that announces the composer, prior to his folk-music experiments, as a card-carrying Romantic. The Notos Quartet is equally responsive to the dark lyricism of the Andante espressivo as to the crashing force of the finale.
The Strad, May 2017


The highly romantic tone suits the musicians of the Notos Quartet perfectly, for Sindri Lederer (violin), Andrea Burger (viola), Philip Graham (cello) and Antonia Köster (piano) passionately dive in to the early work of Béla Bartók. Combined with a quartet of Bartók’s friend Ernst von Dohnányi (1877-1960) and a wonderfully dancing Allegretto by contemporary Zoltán Kodály this album makes for an impressive debut.
SPIEGEL ONLINE, March 2017


Cunningly the gold diggers of the Notos Quartet open the dusty treasure chest and with fine precision bring forth its radiant content. The work (Bartók’s piano quartet) is full of sparkling-shimmering energy and a gold rush of emotions at the same time.
BR-Klassik, March 2017


Für Kammermusik-Freunde war die SonntagsMatinee der „Saarbrücker Kammerkonzerte“ in der Musikhochschule eine Sternstunde. Nicht nur das junge Notos-Klavierquartett begeisterte, auch die Werkauswahl hätte spannender kaum sein können.
Saarbrücker Zeitung, March 2017


Einfach perfekt.
Das Notos Quartett fasziniert in Freinsheim!
Ein außergewöhnlich fein ausgearbeitetes und in jeder Hinsicht perfekt vorgetragenes Kammerkonzert erfreute am Samstag in der Freinsheimer Reihe „Von-Busch-Hof konzertant“ ein stattliches und sehr aufmerksames Publikum. Auf der Bühne der großen Konzertscheune: Das Notos-Klavierquartett, vier noch recht junge Musiker, die mit erstaunlicher Konzentration, Homogenität und klanglicher Raffinesse drei in ihrem Charakter recht unterschiedliche Klavierquartette von Mozart, Walton und Brahms vortrugen. Es ist fast unheimlich, dass vier Musiker so perfekt musizieren können.
Die Rheinpfalz, Roland Happersberger, März 2017


Die Fischerhuder Hofkonzerte sind, obwohl das Publikum von ihnen Qualität in höchster Form gewohnt ist, immer noch für einer Steigerung gut. Am letzten Februar-Samstag gelang dem Verein der Musikfreunde im Rahmen ihrer JubiläumsKonzertreihe mit der Verpflichtung des mehrfach preisgekrönten Berliner Notos-Quartetts ein absoluter Glücksgriff. Andreas Burger (Viola), Sindri Lederer (Violine), Philip Graham (Violonchello) und Antonia Köster (Klavier), verführten das Publikum mit einer Darbietung romantischer Melodienbögen, die mit tänzerischen Rhythmen und leidenschaftlicher Dramatik zum Träumen einluden.
Stücke von Josef Suk (1874 bis 1935), Buhuslav Martinu (1890 bis 1959) und Antonin Dvorak (1841 bis 1904) wurden in meisterlicher Ausführung zu Gehör gebracht und verlockten das Publikum zu anhaltendem Beifall.

Rothenburg Rundschau, März 2017


Das Quartett spielte technisch perfekt, klanglich hoch differenziert, intensiv von der ersten bis zur letzten Note, ohne angestrengt zu wirken. Das Zusammenspiel ließ nichts zu wünschen übrig. Nach Pausen, wie sie bei der Mozart-Zugabe auftraten, setzte man punktgenau wieder ein. Der Zusammenklang als Ganzes war vorzüglich austariert. Das zahlreich erschienene Publikum wusste dieses Konzert durch den begeisterten Beifall hoch zu schätzen.
Mindener Tageblatt, Hans Christoph Schröter, März 2017


The Alban Berg Quartet has had the strongest influence on their development and this shows in their impeccable intonation and incisive rhythm. Their sense of balance and ensemble is exemplary and this gives their phrasing and harmonic progression a clarity which reveals every detail of the composition. Such was their unanimity of phrasing that one could not tell who was leading the ensemble – and that is how it should be; each player complementing the other and none seeking the limelight.
Brighton & Hove Independent, Raymond Greenlees, December 2016


Usually young musicians from China, South Korea or Japan win prizes at European competitions. In this case the opposite occurred: The Notos Quartet from Berlin received the first prize at the International Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld Competition for Strings, held in the musical centre of Harbin, China. The Jury that comprised of known artists such as Lynn Harrell and Shlomo Mintz stressed that nothing is as important as communication - inside the ensemble as well as with the audience. That aspect was mastered in an exemplary way by the Notos Quartet.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, August 2016


Großartig! Kammermusik-Herz - was willst Du mehr?
Badisches Tagblatt, Udo Barth, November 2015


The strongest impression left by these four players’ performance was that this kept reminding us of great archetypes like the Beaux Arts Trio or the Alban Berg Quartet without however becoming a copy of these.
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Klaus Mohr, October 2015


It is fascinating to see how the Notos Quartet masters the synchrony of playing together. Especially considering their young age the level of technical perfection is remarkable. It is their expansive phrasing that captures the listeners attention and fascination. The audience thanked the four virtuosos for the brilliant concert with not ending enthusiastic applause.
Münchner Merkur, Miriam Pietrangeli-Ankermann, September 2015


This year’s festival opened with a thrilling performance of classical masterpieces from Germany’s multi-award winning Notos Piano Quartet.
The quartet too seemed to revel in their surroundings, delivering a dynamic interpretation of Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in E flat Op 16 which perfectly balanced the coruscating piano with the warm tonality of the strings. Joseph Suk’s Piano Quartet in A minor Op 1, was a revelation in the hands of Notos. They grasped the strident romanticism writ large by Suk which dances on a knife edge between classicism and modernism. From the jazzy tempestuousness of the allegro and the piano evocation of babbling brooks in the adagio to the declamatory style of the danced-infused finale this performance was a sensational tour de force. They immersed themselves in Brahms’ foreboding majesty, melting melodies and stamping rhythms with heart-stopping bravado.

The Scotsman, Susan Nickalls, July 2015


Es ist also kein Wunder, dass das junge Ensemble mit dem poetischen Namen „Notos“ bereits fraglos zur Spitzenklasse zu zählen ist. Technisch wie musikalisch blieben keine Wünsche offen… Das Faszinierendste am jungen Notos-Ensemble aber ist seine bereits ausgereifte Fähigkeit, riesige musikalische Bögen zu spannen. Und das Geheimnis seines Erfolgs könnte in der einmaligen Homogenität der Streicher liegen sowie in der Konzentration aller auf das Werk. Diese Konzentration kristallisiert sich in der Person der völlig unprätentiös auftretenden Pianistin Antonia Köster. Bei ihr laufen alle Fäden zusammen, von ihr gehen kaum sichtbare, aber hörbare Impulse aus, die alle inspirieren. Einfach großartig, mit welcher Präsenz sie blitzartig zwischen sinfonischem Duktus und kammermusikalischer Zurückhaltung hin- und herwechseln kann; und einfach zauberhaft, welch ungeheure Palette von Klangfarben ihr zur Verfügung stehen – gar nicht zu reden von ihrer technischen Brillanz, die man fast nur nebenbei wahrnimmt, weil sie diese ganz in den Dienst des Ausdrucks stellt.
So geriet der Abend zu einer Sternstunde des Kirchheimer Musiklebens.

Der Teckbote, Martin Brost, November 2014


The Notos Quartet - young in age but already grand in achievement - captured the audiences imagination from the first note. It was its mature playing, the flawless intonation and highly disciplined way of making music that cast a spell over the listener, making everyone follow the musicians both most attentively and deeply impressed. The enthusiastic audience would only stop clapping after the encore.
Stuttgarter Zeitung, Helmut Schwarz, September 2014


Notos’ perfectly blended, unified sound brought to mind the experience of a fine old burgundy – rich, warm, elegantly refined, glowing with an inner spirit that resulted in some of the finest chamber music performances I have heard anywhere.
Classical Voice North America, Robert Markow, Juni 2014


Virtuose Brillanz, technisches Perfektion, ein reifes Werksverständis sowie eine bewundernswerte Schönheit des Klangs sind die Markenzeichen dieses jungen Ensembles, das einer großen Zukunft entgegenblickt. … Das Notosquartett hat seinen ganz eigenen Stil gefunden. Ein Stil, der jedoch nie Selbstzweck ist, sondern dem der Respekt vor dem jeweiligen Werk und seinem Schöpfer ein aufrichtiges und hörbares Anliegen ist.
Südwest Presse, Alfred Thiele, Oktober 2013


Das Klangbild des Notos Quartetts ist das eines reifen Ensembles, das alles Prätentiöse, alles Krachende, alles "Schaut mal her" vermeidet. Das durch Genauigkeit, Synchronizität, Perfektion im technischen Sinne besticht und das darüber hinaus überzeugt in Bezug auf die Beseeltheit des Spiels, die Noblesse des akustischen Ereignisses.
Siegener Zeitung, aww, Oktober 2013


Mal sanft, mal stürmisch soll der Südwind "Notos" sein, der ihnen den Namen gegeben hat. Damit sind aber nur die Extreme bezeichnet. Die Notos-Adepten beherrschen auch alles dazwischen, und sie setzen es höchst intelligent und wohldosiert ein.
Schwarzwälder-Bote, Friedrich Dold, Januar 2013


Klassisch ausgewogen und stürmisch bewegt: In diesem Sinne begeisterte das Notos-Quartett am Montagabend in der gut besuchten Stadthalle mit technischer Virtuosität, jugendlichem Feuer und einer brillanten Klangdifferenzierung.
Holsteinischer Courier, Elisa Meyer-Bohe, Januar 2013


Dynamism is clearly key to this ensemble.
The Strad, Edward Bhesania, Dezember 2012


This was a performance which demonstrated the great rapport between the players and made them (and the audience) smile with the enjoyment of making such wonderful music. The final note was greeted with a chorus of bravos from the packed audience who had heard an outstanding performance, even by Richmond Concert Society's high standards.
artsrichmond, Pam Frazer, Oktober 2012


Glanzvoll - Der Klang der Streichergruppe war absolut homogen, und die Tonbalance zwischen ihr und dem von Antonia Köster mit schier beglückender Musikalität gestalteten Klavierpart geriet durchweg perfekt. Schließlich die Zugabe, ein Eriegnis für sich: der himmlisch schöne langsame Satz aus Schumanns Klavierquartett in ganz außergewöhnlich beredter, beseelter, poetischer Wiedergabe.
Rheinpfalz, Gabor Halasz, April 2012


Bei Dvoraks Klavierquartett op. 87 zeigt sich vollendet die perfekte kammermusikalische Abstimmung und der bemerkenswert reife Gesamtklang des mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichneten Ensembles. Geschmackvoll und transparent lassen die Interpreten ihre kurzen Motive durch den Raum wirbeln, stürmisch steigern sie das spannungsgeladene Finale zu einem effektvollen Schluss - vielfältig wie sein Namensgeber berührt das Notos Quartett das mitgerissene Publikum.
Mannheimer Morgen, mewi, April 2012


One thing is not in doubt, that the Notos Piano Quartet is already at the top of its particular tree, a group of notable musicians.
Each member of the Notos Piano Quartet is a musical poet

classicalsource.com, Colin Anderson, Februar 2012


Perfekt ausbalanciertes Zusammenspiel - Das Notos-Quartett musizierte mit sprudelnder Lebendigkeit und voller rhythmischer Verve, im nocturnenartigen Andante mit feinen duftigen Farbwerten, und produzierte im Finale eine geradezu orchestrale Klangfülle. Begeisterter Applaus.
Die Rheinpfalz, März 2011


Brillant: Notos Quartett - Schon in den ersten Takten von Mozarts Es-Dur-Quartett bezauberten das herrliche Zusammenspiel und die Frische des Ensembles sowie die ausgezeichnete Durchgestaltung der Werke.
Schwäbische Zeitung, Wolfgang Lohmiller, März 2011

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CLB Management
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Management Germany

Friedel Lücke
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Management Germany Austria Switzerland

Mark Stephan Buhl Artists Management
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Management Italy

Segretariato Artistico dell’Associazione Polesine Musica
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Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

GENERAL
The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

ANALYTICS AND THIRD-PARTY TOOLS
When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

DATA PROTECTION
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.
If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

NOTICE CONCERNING THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS WEBSITE
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Sindri Lederer
Kögelstr. 3
13403 Berlin
Germany
mail@notosquartett.de

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

REVOCATION OF YOUR CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

RIGHT TO FILE COMPLAINTS WITH REGULATORY AUTHORITIES
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

INFORMATION, BLOCKING, DELETION
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

OPPOSITION TO PROMOTIONAL EMAILS
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data collection on our website

COOKIES
Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

SERVER LOG FILES
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:
• Browser type and browser version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of the server request
• IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

DATA TRANSFERRED WHEN SIGNING UP FOR SERVICES AND DIGITAL CONTENT
We transmit personally identifiable data to third parties only to the extent required to fulfill the terms of your contract with us, for example, to banks entrusted to process your payments.
Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given your express permission to do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes without your express consent.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

4. Plugins and tools

YOUTUBE
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

FACEBOOK
On this website, the controller has integrated components of the enterprise Facebook. The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet website, which is operated by the controller and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-ins) was integrated, the web browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook through the Facebook component. An overview of all the Facebook Plug-ins may be accessed under developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins. During the course of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of what specific sub-site of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook, Facebook detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-site of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Facebook component and associated with the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, e.g. the “Like” button, or if the data subject submits a comment, then Facebook matches this information with the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
Facebook always receives, through the Facebook component, information about a visit to our website by the data subject, whenever the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook during the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account before a call-up to our website is made.
The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at facebook.com/about/privacy, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, it is explained there what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different configuration options are made available to allow the elimination of data transmission to Facebook. These applications may be used by the data subject to eliminate a data transmission to Facebook.

Twitter
Our website uses plugins from Twitter, which is operated by Twitter. The operator of the pages is Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a Twitter plugin, a connection to the Twitter servers is established. Here the Twitter server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you're logged in to your Twitter account, Twitter allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Twitter account.
Twitter is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Twitter under twitter.com/de/privacy.