BIENNALE LIVE / Ricercare: Quartets in Quarantine

The String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam goes live! Now that playing together is impossible, we take Goethe’s metaphor for string quartet – ‘a rational conversation among four people’ – literally; over the next few weeks, every week we’ll bring together four… Read more



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During the first edition in 2018, the String Quartet Biennale offered a Residency to two young quartets: the Canadian Quatuor Andara and the British-Dutch Behn Quartet. They became part of the Biennale buzz for a whole week: with masterclasses by… Read more


PLAYLIST: What do we listen to? 

The artistic team of the String Quartet Biennale listens to string quartet all day every day. Well maybe not, but we do listen to lots of string quartet. Since there’s only so much you can do in eight festival days,… Read more


NEW: podcast

In our new podcast series ‘Op zoek naar het ongekende’ (‘Venturing into the unknown’) the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam and Lex Bohlmeijer set out in search of the magic of string quartet. Conversations with quartet players, composers, outsiders and insiders –… Read more


Pick your own programme

Over 40 concerts, talks, lectures and masterclasses can be a bit overwhelming. Therefor we have created a tag-system that helps you find the concerts of your liking. → CORE REPERTOIRE Which pieces are a must hear when it comes to… Read more


Educational projects

MY FIRST STRING QUARTET In 2016, the String Quartet Biennale initiated ‘My First String Quartet’, a program in which a select group of talented children participating the Leerorkest music lessons, to be introduced to string quartet.  The Leerorkest reaches almost… Read more


Highlights of the first Biennale

We frequently post pictures and movies on Facebook and Instagram, but for those who aren’t active on social media, we created a Flickr album containing a selection of festival highlights. Click here to view the album


Press archive first edition

An overview of all press attention for the very first String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam, predominantly in Dutch:   “Speciaal festival voor strijkkwartet; gevestigde namen komen begin 2018 naar Amsterdam” Volkskrant, 1 maart 2017 “Eerste editie Strijkkwartet Biënnale Amsterdam” RD, 3… Read more