Brentano String Quartet touring soon
In taking their name from Antonie Brentano – friend and patron of Beethoven and possibly his “Immortal Beloved” – the Brentano String Quartet hoped “that if he loved her and we named ourselves after her, he might love us, too.” A sense of ongoing adventure and exploration drives the Quartet’s music-making, whether it’s through encounters with period instruments or works of literature, visual art or dance.
The players came together in 1992, after graduating from New York’s famed Juilliard School and realising they wanted to make chamber music their career. Acknowledged as masterful interpreters of the great classics of the genre, the Quartet also has an extensive and active involvement with contemporary music and regularly performs music that pre-dates the string quartet medium. The program for this tour reflects these diverse interests.