Every two years, the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam takes place with the help and support of those dedicated individuals and corporate partners who build together with us; a group of active and passionate ambassadors who don’t merely like the festival or find its existence important, but who want to make sure we can realise its full potential.



Our Friends are the fertile humus layer on which the festival is built. Friends choose what they want to support within the festival: is young talent important to you? Then support our young talent programmes. Do you like the special wines we serve at the festival? Then why not support our festival restaurant? Would you like to help us commission a world première? We’ll make sure your contribution will be part of our next commissioning.

In short: tell us what you like about the festival and help us realise it for the next edition!

Which amount you’d like to donate is up to you, but becoming a Friend starts at a contribution of just € 50 a year. On top of our gratitude, you’ll receive:

  • Two tickets for the Selected by series
  • Invitation to the Friends gathering during the festival
  • Invitation to special events during the festival and in between editions
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A passionate group of string quartet devotees

The String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam is proud of its Founders. Together with the string quartets and our partners, they have made the world’s largest string quartet festival possible from the very beginning.

Together, we share the love for string quartet and regularly meet during (house) concerts at unique locations. Several times a year we introduce you to young, up-and-coming string quartets and the world top as we take you along in our plans for the coming editions of the festival.

In addition, we offer our Founders:

  • Invitation for our Founders events (at least two events yearly)
  • Two tickets to the opening concert and gathering afterwards
  • Priority seating
  • Mention in festival book (unless not desired)
  • Founders gatherings, every afternoon during the festival

Founders commit to a durable relationship with the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam by donating a minimum of € 10.000 over a period of five years. As the String Quartet Biennale is registered as a Dutch ANBI (Public Benefit Organisation / PBO), contributions made to our foundation are tax deductible.
To lend your support to the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam please contact our business manager Jaap Hülsmann. We are happy to discuss all possibilities with you personally.

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The String Quartet Biennale is a forum for dreams to become reality, and for the wildest and usually unrealisable ideas to take shape and wing. For us, as quartets, it is a unique meeting place for quartets amongst themselves - something which rarely happens in the wild.

Xandi Van Dijk,
Signum Quartett

Having already had the opportunity to support and thoroughly enjoy attending the amazing 2018 and 2020 festival editions, I am honoured to be one of the enthusiastic and generous SQBA Founders. It is a privilege to continue to support and participate in this unique and multifaceted jewel of a chamber music initiative. Thank you / hartelijk bedankt SQBA - you have my ongoing admiration and committed support.

Monica Armour-Rosenzweig,


Essential support for unique projects

The String Quartet Biennale cherishes its select group of leading donors, who make a financial contribution of an exceptional category to the String Quartet Biennale – each in their own preferred way, with the aim of really investing in the “cultural return” of the Biennale. The contributions of our ‘Angels’ directly support a prestigious or unique project within the festival programme, such as the commissioning of a new composition, with which they’d like to associate their name. ‘Angels’ also support the String Quartet Biennale in a sustainable manner, for example by means of a testamentary donation (a bequest).

Please contact our business manager Jaap Hülsmann for more information.

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Let's inspire each other

The vibrant atmosphere, values and context of the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam are well suited to companies and sectors that recognise what craftsmanship is; who know the world needs beauty to inspire; who cherish the importance of tradition, but also acknowledge it can be a foundation for innovation; who want to commit themselves to top quality – in a contemporary setting.

Hopefully we will meet each other in your passion for craftsmanship and quality.

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The String Quartet Biennale definitely wouldn’t be possible without our business partners and sponsors. It’s their contribution and long-term support that enables us to work on that international level - to bring the best string quartets and artists from around the world and offer tem the chance to do something new and extraordinary.

Jaap Hülsmann,
business director String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam

ANBI information

The Stichting Strijkkwartet Biënnale Amsterdam is organiser of the two yearly String Quartet Biennale and has been granted the status of cultural ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling / Public Benefit Organisation). The board receives no compensation; there is a schedule of resignation.

IBAN NL 19 ABNA 0580 692 949
VAT number NL854820309B01
Dutch Chamber of Commerce 62443437

Donations from our supporters are made to the String Quartet Biennale Foundation, our support foundation with the status of cultural ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling / Public Benefit Organisation). The board receives no compensation; there is a schedule of resignation.

IBAN NL 26 TRIO 0338 7274 50
RSIN  8578 88 365
Dutch Chamber of Commerce 69479631

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