Artists biographies
Delian Quartett

The namesake of the Delian Quartett is the Greek god Apollo who was worshipped as god of the fine arts, the muses and especially music, and also named Delian after his place of birth, the island of Delos. Ever since the year it was founded in 2007 the doors of the big houses and important festivals opened for the Delian Quartett. The echo of the ensemble’s first concerts catapulted them right to the centre of the international concert scene. In 2008 notable classic-magazines devoted major articles to the spectacular career of the ’shooting star Delian Quartett’, the FAZ predicted that the ’enchantingly musicking’ Delian Quartett would ’undoubtedly lose its status as an insiders’ tip very soon’. Since then the ensemble has performed, acclaimed by public and press alike, in major concert seasons and venues in almost all European countries and – as artistic ambassadors of the Goethe Institute – in Africa.

Vigorous cooperation binds the Delian Quartett with various broadcasting corporations. The recordings were welcomed as ’subtle and rewarding performance’ (the Strad) with ’highest possible marks on the entire line’ (Klassik Heute).

A big commitment of the Delian Quartett applies, beneath the care for the existing string quartet literature ranging from the early baroque to the present day, the enlargement of the repertoire. They have premiered works by living composers; most of those works have been dedicated to the Quartet. The guests of the Quartet include Gilles Apap, Gérard Caussé, Stella Doufexis, Bruno Ganz, Per Arne Glorvigen, das Henschel-Quartett, Sergei Nakariakov, Menahem Pressler und Anatol Ugorski.

The Delian Quartett soon grew out of their ’shooting star’ image to being regarded as one of the internationally most important ensembles. The ensemble’s unconventional programmes make many of the delian-projects an authentic event. The ensemble’s unique personality as a whole also meets with great appreciation: a ’wonderful sonority and striking plasticity of structures’ (FAZ), in the face of which even so always ruled: ’truth goes here before beauty’ (Der Tagesspiegel).

Adrian Pinzaru plays a violin by Giovanni Battista Rogeri, generously provided by Christine Anderson; Andreas Moscho’s violin by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda is a big-hearted permanent loan from the Paderborn families Lödige and Jacoby.

Delian Quartett © Mathias Bothor Delian Quartett © Mathias Bothor

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2017

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2013

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2010