Nightingale Quartet

Instruments: String Quartets

Gunvor Sihm, Josefine Dalsgaard [violins], Marie Louise Broholt Jensen [viola], Louisa Schwab [cello]

“Provocative vitality, fragile romantic sensitivity and striking intellectual independence.”
BBC Music Magazine

All the members of Nightingale String Quartet studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where Professor Tim Frederiksen has been their faithful mentor ever since the Quartet was founded in 2007.

In 2010 the Quartet received DR P2’s Talentpris for ‘with ardent passion, irresistible zest and infectious sensitivity to each other’s playing to have succeeded in making the classical string quartet come vibrantly alive – so that the music speaks directly and strongly to both new and seasoned listeners’.

Furthermore, Nightingale String Quartet, in collaboration with the film director Mads Nygaard Hemmingsen, feature in two innovatory music videos which – to the music of Dmitri Shostakovich and Rued Langgaard – change the conception of what classical music is and can do.

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