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The Schneider Concerts presents the Rubens String Quartet

The Schneider Concerts presents the Rubens String Quartet

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
General Public 

The Rubens Quartet – whose members come from the Netherlands, Israel and the US – has become one of the finest young quartets of its generation since being founded in 2000. The quartet has impressed audiences throughout its home country of the Netherlands and abroad, and is praised for its warm sound, remarkable sense of rhythm and harmony, and ability to communicate with an audience.

The Rubens Quartet studied for three years at the Dutch String Quartet Academy (NSKA) in Amsterdam and finished its studies cum laude at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule in Berlin; during this time the quartet benefited from the guidance of world-renowned chamber music specialists, including György Kurtág and members of the Amadeus and Juilliard Quartets. The quartet was twice named quartet-in-residence at the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh (UK), has performed at the Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam, and appears regularly at the String Quartet Festival in Luberon (France) and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The quartet holds top prizes from national and international string quartet competitions, and tours internationally. 



An outstanding young quartet from the Netherlands
Sarah Kapustin and Tali Goldberg, violin
Roeland Jagers, viola; Joachim Eijlander, cello

Program approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes, including intermission:
Josquin Desprez/Joey Roukens: "And David Sang" (2009 transcription of motet c. 1500)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet in F Major, K. 590 (1790)
Johannes Brahms: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 67 (1875)
Joey Roukens: Visions at Sea (2011)

See and hear the Rubens String Quartet perform Visions at Sea


Hailed in the New York Times as "one of the best deals in town for lovers of classical music," the 57-year-old Schneider Concerts chamber music series presented the New York debuts of Peter Serkin, the Guarneri String Quartet, and TASHI. Yo-Yo Ma and Murray Perahia performed here before they were well-known.

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