Rosa Arnold, Jeanita Vriens-van Tongeren [violins]
Annemijn Bergkotte [viola]
Rebecca Wise [cello]
The Ragazze Quartet plays both classical and modern string quartet repertoire: inspired and on the highest level. With attractive but unconventional programmes the quartet has come to be one of the most fresh and leading voices in the world of classical music. In innovative programmes it embarks on collaborations with the most original voices in theatre, dance and literature. With performances that speak to all senses they succeed in securing an audience for the rich classical music tradition. In this way they warm the hearts of both the die hard listener and the novice for the string quartet repertoire of the past and of our present day.
Ragazze is a permanent artist with CD label Channel Classics and has released no fewer than seven CDs with them already: Vivere, Česko, FourFourThree, Spiegel and Bartók Bound vol.1 and 2 and Winterreise. The CDs were commended by the (inter)national press. The Volkskrant wrote about Česko; “Together they put down chords, as if their hands and arms are controlled by one single brain”. FourFourThree and Bartók Bound vol.2 were awarded the ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Gramophone. Česko, FourFourThree, Spiegel and Bartók Bound all four were given the highest mark in the magazine Luister.
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