Quatuor Diotima / Mark Simpson

Mochizuki / Larcher / Mantovani / Adès - NDR das neue werk

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Quatuor Diotima
Quatuor Diotima © Lyodoh Kaneko
Mark Simpson
Mark Simpson © Chelsey Browne

String quartet+

Contemporary music is Quatuor Diotima’s speciality. In addition to three modern string quartets, including one premiere, the ensemble from Paris also performs a clarinet quintet with the British clarinettist Mark Simpson. The Times sees Thomas Larcher’s music as »one of this century’s wonders« – will the premiere of his Fifth String Quartet be received with enthusiastic cheers like the others before it? The work was commissioned by the Elbphilharmonie, which is dedicating a spotlight to the Austrian composer this season.

The German premiere of a piece by the British composer, pianist and conductor Thomas Adès promises similar excitement. His clarinet quintet »Alchymia« (2021) is a commissioned work for the concert series NDR das neue werk.

Quatuor Diotima also bring something from their homeland with them: a new work by the Paris-based Japanese composer Misato Mochizuki, and a frenetic string quartet (2020) by Bruno Mantovani, the long-standing director of the Paris Conservatory, round off the progressive programme on a French note.


Quatuor Diotima

YunPeng Zhao violin
Léo Marillier violin
Franck Chevalier viola
Pierre Morlet violoncello

Mark Simpson clarinet


Misato Mochizuki

Thomas Larcher
Streichquartett Nr. 5 »Out of the Bluest Blue« (Uraufführung) / Kompositionsauftrag von Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Association Les Diotima, Philharmonie Paris, Wigmore Hall und Black Diamond Series, Copenhagen

– Interval –

Bruno Mantovani
Streichquartett Nr. 7

Thomas Adès
Alchymia / Kompositionsauftrag von NDR das neue werk

Pre-Concert Talk (in German)

18:30 / Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal

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NDR das neue werk


Portrait Thomas Larcher

Promoter: HamburgMusik / NDR

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