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Skride Quartet

Tanglewood

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The Skride Quartet visits Ozawa Hall for a program that begins with Mahler's rarely heard Piano Quartet in A minor-in actuality a single movement of a piano quartet that was never finished, and the only surviving chamber music by the composer. By contrast, the other two works on the program and cornerstones of the piano quartet repertoire: Mozart's Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478, and Brahms's own First Piano Quartet, also in G minor, Op. 25.

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Skride Quartet
Baiba Skride
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Baiba Skride's natural approach to her music-making has endeared her to some of today's most important conductors and orchestras worldwide. She is consistently invited for her refreshing interpretations, her sensitivity and delight in the music. The list of prestigious orchestras with whom she has worked include the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orchestre de Paris, London Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony and NHK Symphony. Notable conductors she collaborates with include Christoph Eschenbach, Paavo and Neeme Järvi, Andris Nelsons, Sakari Oramo, Vasily Petrenko, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jukka Pekka Saraste and John Storgårds.

European highlights in 2015/16 include her return to Berlin Philharmonic with Andris Nelsons playing Shostakovich violin concerto No.1 and her debut with the Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam with Britten's violin concerto. Skride is Artist in Residence with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, with which she gives concerto and chamber music performances. She returns to Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Scottish National, Zurich Opera Orchestra and Hamburger Philharmoniker.

After her return to Boston Symphony with Gubaidulina's Offertorium last November, she was invited for a concerto and chamber music performance at Tanglewood Music Festival 2015 with Christian Zacharias. This is followed by her highly anticipated debuts with New York Philharmonic and Eschenbach playing Bartok violin concerto No.2, with National Symphony of Washington and Toronto Symphony. She returns to the orchestras of Seattle, Detroit and Naples.

Earlier in 2015/16 Skride performs with Helsinki Philharmonic and Storgards at the Palacio des Bellas Arte in Mexico, before she gives her debuts with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de Sao Paulo and Filharmonica de Minas Gerais. She crosses the Hemispheres again for a tour with the New Zealand Symphony. In Asia she returns to Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.

Chamber music highlights include performances at the Concertgebouw and Wigmore in duo recitals with her sister, pianist Lauma Skride. They will be joined by Daniel Müller-Schott for trio performances including the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival and in Bonn. Other partnerships this season include her trio with Sol Gabetta and Bertrand Chamayou.

In August 2015 Skride releases her fifth disc for Orfeo, featuring the Nielsen and Sibelius concertos and 2 Serenades with Tampere Philharmonic/ Santtu-Matias Rouvali. The preceding CD with the Szymanowski concertos with Oslo Philharmonic/Petrenko and Mythes with Lauma Skride received the Award of the German Record Critics and was nominated for the BBC Music Magazine Award. Earlier recordings include a Schumann CD with Danish National Symphony/ Storgårds, a Stravinsky and Martin concerto CD with BBC National Orchestra of Wales /Fischer, a Brahms box with Stockholm Philharmonic/ Oramo, a Tchaikovsky CD with CBSO/ Nelsons.

Skride was born into a musical Latvian family in Riga where she began her studies, transferring in 1995 to the Conservatory of Music and Theatre in Rostock. In 2001 she won the 1st prize of the Queen Elisabeth Competition. Since November 2010 Skride plays the Stradivarius ''Ex Baron Feilitzsch'' violin (1734), which is generously on loan to her from Gidon Kremer.

Lise Bertahaud
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Lise Bertahaud is unanimously praised as an outstanding figure on the international music scene. She has performed in various prestigious concert venues throughout the world (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Baden Baden Festspielhaus, Elbphilharmonie, Musikverein, Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Philharmonie de Paris, Moritzburg Festival, Schwartzenberg's Schubertiade Hohenems, and Rencontres Musicales d'Evian Festival International de Colmar) and with such artists as Renaud Capuçon, Julian Steckel, Daishin Kashimoto, Eric Le Sage, Augustin Dumay, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Emmanuel Pahud, Gordan Nikollich, Martin Helmchen, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Alina Ibragimova, Veronika Eberle, Christian Poltera, the Quatuor Ebène, and the Modigliani Quartet.

Harriet Krijgh
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Twenty-three year old Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh is one of today's most exciting and promising young cellists. Her grace and expressiveness touches her audiences and fellow musicians as soon as she walks on to the concert platform. Harriet has been invited on to the "Rising Star" series of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) for the 2015/16 season.           

Harriet Krijgh has already performed in many of Europe's most prestigious venues such as the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Philharmonie Essen and Konzerthaus Dortmund. She has debuted with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg. She makes regular festival appearances at the Haydn Festival Eisenstadt, Festspiele Mecklenburg- Vorpommern, Festival Sommets Musicaux Gstaad, the Rheingau and Schwetzingen music festivals. In the Netherlands she has performed in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, the Vredenburg Music Centre in Utrecht and de Doelen Concert Hall in Rotterdam.        

Forthcoming highlights in 2014/15 include debuts with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestraunder the baton of Cornelius Meister, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Jonathan Nott, Symphony Orchestra Aachen, the Wiener Jeunesse Orchestra, Het Gelders Orkest and the Kammerakademie Potsdam. Harriet Krijgh will be guest at the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Moritzburg Festival and the Mozartfest Würzburg. Recitals in many European cities complete her calendar. In autumn 2015 she will be tour soloist with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner.             

Harriet Krijgh was first prize winner of the "Prinses Christina Concours" in the Netherlands, the Austrian Federal Competition "Prima la Musica", the Fidelio Competition in Vienna as well as the "Nicole Janigro prize" at the international "Antonio Janigro Cello Competition" in Croatia. In her native Holland she was awarded both the First Prize and the Audience Award at the Amsterdam Cello Biennale in November 2012. In Autumn 2013 she was awarded the WEMAG-Soloists prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 

Harriet Krijgh is an exclusive artist with the Capriccio label. Releases include Haydn's cello concerti a CD of French works for cello and piano followed by the cello sonatas of Brahms all of which have been highly praised. Autumn 2014 has seen the release of romantic cello works with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and conductor Gustavo Gimeno.

A passionate chamber musician and enterprising young artist Harriet Krijgh formed her own festival "Harriet and Friends" which takes place every summer at the Feistritz castle in Austria.   

Harriet Krijgh was born in the Netherlands in 1991 and received her first cello lessons at the age of 5. In 2000, she was enrolled into the class of Lenian Benjamins at the Music College in Utrecht. In 2004, moving to Vienna Harriet took up studies with Lilia Schulz-Bayrova and Jontscho Bayrov at the Vienna Conservatoire. Since September 2013, Harriet has been studying as the 'young soloist' at the renowned Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson (made possible by the Casals scholarship) and maintains her studies with Schulz-Bayrova.    

Harriet plays a Giovanni Paolo Maggini cello from 1620, which is generously loaned to her privately.

 

Lauma Skride
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Lauma Skride's playing is "wonderfully sensitive, with marvelous tone quality, and always with highly virtuosic vigor," according to a review by the Bavarian Broadcasting Service. Combined with brilliant technique, these are the qualities with with Lauma Skride captivates audiences on major concert stages throughout the world, both as a soloist and chamber musician. Awarded the Beethoven Ring in 2008, Lauma is highly acclaimed for her interpretations of Germanic classical and romantic repertoire. In recent seasons, Lauma Skride has appeared with Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, and the Orquesta de Gran Canaria. Lauma Skride performs with such conductors as Andris Nelsons, Kristjan Järvi, Anu Tali, Muhai Tang, Peter Ruzicka, John Storgårds, Pedro Halffter, André de Ridder, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Cornelius Meister.

Program Notes Audio
MAHLER - Piano Quartet in A minor (12 min)
MOZART - Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478
BRAHMS - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (40 min)