They are like a one-headed, 16-stringed monster with four bows and a warm beating heart.
A different way of making music [...] not subordinate to the stereotypes of today’s concert world, but rather is a result of mutual respect, knowledge and mastery [...] a marvelous acoustic experience [...], a string quartet, which is well capable of stepping into the footprints of the Alban Berg Quartet.
After a single season of concert debuts (across Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, and the US) in 2008, the Lipkind Quartet found itself touring half the globe with two contrasting programs.
A few years later, Lipkind Quartet's highlights list already included opening the new quartet series at Viena's Musikverein, opening the Klara Radio Festival (LIVE) at the large studio 4 at Flagey in Brussels, and being reinvited as quartet in residence of GAIA Chamber Music Festival in Switzerland and the Cross Currents Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina.
Recently a Featured Quartet of Germany's Musikfest Bremen and the enchanting Schiermoonikhoog Chamber Music Festival in Holland, the quartet looks forward to two season of exclusive engagements over three continents with new programs, quintet collabroations, masterclasses, festival residencies, and further CD release sin collab. with Naxos of America.
a recognizably unique sound, captivating in its clarity of musical thought as well as its instrumental power and flair
(Frankfurter Neue Presse).
BACKGROUND & INITIATIVE (2004)
Still in the retreat period, Gavriel Lipkind started experimenting with new approaches to quartet playing.
(In Gavriel Lipkind's own words:)
[...] not only the reasons which brought musicians to play in a quartet have changed, also the science of psycho-acoustics and instrumental knowledge have evolved. Finally, being a musician, working as a musician, and collaborating with other musicians in a chamber group on a regular basis in the 21st century, are light-years away from the realities of the past [...]
|2008||Concerts in Israel, Germany, Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, the US.
Zeister Musiktage in Holland
|2009||Opening the Klara Radio Festival LIVE in the large Studio4 Hall at Flagey, Brussels.|
|2010||Opening the new quartet series at Musikverein in Vienna.
CD production in collabroation with Naxos of America featuring the NEW WORLDS program.
|2011||US Tour (Boston, New York, North Carolina, California).
Turkey Debut (CRR Concert Hall, Subscription Series). Extensive touring in the Benelux.
|2012||Featured Quartet of Cross Current Festival in raleigh North Carolina, USA. Featured Quartet of the Bremen Musikfest. Featured Quartet Schiermoonikhoog Chamber Music Festival Norway Debut inc. performance at the Konserhuis in Oslo. Masterclasses in Oslo (in collab. with the Barrat Due School of Music). Production of two further recordings in collaboration with Naxos of America:
SIGNATURES: Mozart / Haydn / Beethoven
RUSSIAN: Rachmaninoff / Stravinsky / Shostakovitch
|2013||Reccuring GAIA Chamber Music Festival residence, returning to the US in the summer. South America Tour in November
Quartet in residence (teaching and performing) at the Instrumenta Festival in Oaxaca, Mexico.
|2014||Canada / China Debut and a Japan Tour.|