Ragazze Quartet

Photo : Paulina Matusiak & Eddy Wenting

Ragazze Quartet

Rosa Arnold (violin)
Jeanita Vriens-van Tongeren (violin)
Annemijn Bergkotte (viola)
Rebecca Wise (cello)

With attractive but unconventional programmes Ragazze Quartet has come to be one of the most fresh and leading voices in the world of classical music. In innovative programmes it embarks on collaborations with the most original voices in theatre, dance and literature. With performances that speak to all senses they succeed in securing an audience for the rich classical music tradition. In this way they warm the hearts of both the die hard listener and the novice for the string quartet repertoire of the past and of our present day.Ragazze likes to join forces with young musicians and theatre makers just as with leading organisations such as Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), the Kronos Quartet, Orkater and the Holland Festival. In addition, the quartet has taken over artistic leadership of chamber music festival September Me in Amersfoort. Ragazze is a permanent artist with CD label Channel Classics and has released no fewer than seven CDs with them already: ‘Vivere’, ‘Česko’, ‘FourFourThree’,’Spiegel’, ‘Bartók Bound vol. 1 & 2 and Winterreise.

Jeanita has a Giovanni Grancino (Milaan, 1696) and Annemijn a James Tubbs viola bow (Londen, ca. 1900) on loan from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation (NMF).