Indeed, the evolution of Britain's "most respected quartet" continued as recently as last January with the appointment of Daniel, who, while born in London, was brought up in the Netherlands and made his concerto debut with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
2 was first played in 1939 at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
, and when Bartok finally heard it in Cleveland four years later, it was only one of the three string concertos he actually heard played.
Born in London but brought up in the Netherlands, Daniel made his concerto debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
in 1992 and has guest-led the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the 2005 Proms concerts, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Russian National Orchestra and the CBSO.
Chosen as the British Rising Stars for the 1998-9 season, they have performed in such prestigious venues as New York's Carnegie Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
, the Brussels Palais des Beaux-Arts, Birmingham Symphony Hall and major halls in Paris, Cologne, Athens and Vienna.
Mezzo-soprano Tania Kross is the soloist in this event which is part of the 'Rising Stars' series promoted by several of the world's major concert halls; her nomination came from the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
(11am, details on 0121 780 3333).
I once attended a concert at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
, where I sat (in the chorus stalls) facing the conductor,'' Gondek recalled.
These three Dutch musicians decided to form a piano trio in the autumn of 1988 as a direct consequence of a successful performance in the recital hall of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
Riccardo Chailly's version with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
on London is good, too, but it suffers from a few peculiarities that make Boulez's version shine even brighter when comparing the two.
1, conducted by Bernard Haitink, Amsterdam Concertgebouw
Included are performances by the Ensemble Modern and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
Orchestra, with commentary by Zappa himself, Edgar Varese, Pierre Boulez, Captain Beefheart, Ian Underwood, George Duke, Haskell Wexler, and Gail & Dweezil Zappa.
The young Finzi Quartet appear in November, playing Schubert and Mozart and the Aperto Piano Quartet Berlin, on a tour which includes Carnegie Hall and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
, drop in to Mold to play Schumann and Brahms Piano Quartets, a comparatively rare chance to hear this repertoire.
He has been nominated by Symphony Hall for the European Concert Hall Organisation's Rising Star Series, a nomination that will enable him to perform in leading concert halls across Europe and America, such as the Cologne Philharmonie, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
, the New York Carnegie Hall and the Salzburg Mozarteum.