Signum Quartet

Instruments: String Quartets

Florian Donderer [violin]
Annette Walther [violin]
Xandi van Dijk [viola]
Thomas Schmitz [cello]

Performances of unsparing expressivity, intimacy and vitality are hallmarks of the Signum Quartet, pairing music making of the subtlest order with playing of the highest intensity. The dramatic composition of their programmes is innovative and distinct, and is realised with uncompromising perfection in interpretations of effortless transparency. (“enormously intelligent and knowledgeable programming”—Rondo Magazin). The quartet has been a welcome guest at the Wigmore Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie de Paris, Konzerthaus Vienna, Philharmonie Cologne, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and at the BBC Proms, with partners such as Nils Mönkemeyer, Dominique Horwitz, Jörg Widmann, Daniel Ottensamer, Nicolas Altstaedt and Elisabeth Leonskaja. In 2021 the ensemble will give its debut at Carnegie Hall in New York. The Signum Quartet’s discography is a testament to their stylistic range: Next to the greats of the quartet literature, they have recorded works by Wolfgang Rihm, Thomas Adès, Jörg Widmann and Kevin Volans.

2022 Festival Performances include:
Haydn Quartets Op.20 Nos.1-6
Schubert Lieder Arrangements
Roxanna Panufnik Clarinet Quintet with Matthew Hunt
Fagerlund Woodlands Quintet
Koapeng Komeng
van Dijk (rage) rage against
Schubert Quartettsatz D.703
Schubert Quartet No.13 in A minor ‘Rosamunde’

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Arts Council - funding music
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Creative Places West Cork Islands
Irish Examiner
Maritime Hotel
IMRO - Irish Music Rights Organisation