Schubert “Aus der Ferne“

We are delighted to announce the release of our new album “Aus der Ferne”, with works by Schubert. This is our first album for PENTATONE, and we will be celebrating it with a release concert at the Ballhaus Berlin on March 14th, 2018 at 8 pm.


Jörg Widmann “Jagdquartett“

We are equally happy to be releasing our recording of Jörg Widmann‘s Third Quartet “Jagdquartett”, which we recorded at the invitation of the composer for a new album of his works on harmonia mundi. Antoine Tamestit plays his Viola Concerto with the BRSO under Daniel Harding, and some duos with Marc Bouchkov and Bruno Philippe.

String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam

We are honoured to have been invited to take part in the first String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam, which took place from the 27th January to 3rd February 2018 at the Muziekgebouw aan het Ij. Highlights for us were the complete cycle of Jörg Widmann‘s five String Quartets, with the wonderful soprano Sarah Maria Sun, and two presentations of our #quartweet project, which included a number of world premieres.


Aus der Ferne
“The quartet play transparently and eloquently, without a hint of sentimentality, in performances that deal unflinchingly with the music’s latent violence. The slow movement of the A minor Quartet, in particular, veers terrifyingly into the darkness“—Gramophone

“The Signum Quartet’s performance was a single multifaceted paragraph of tremendous cumulative power”—The Strad

“Chamber music at its finest.“ —FAZ

Signum Quartet at the SQBA
“Balm to the soul was provided by the Signum Quartet’s ravishing, organic Beethoven opus 132. Playing as if they shared one and the same breath, the group showed how four can actually become one while casting a spell.”—

“brilliantly performed”, “with perfect precision” 5* —Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph

alla czeca
“The gesture-rich Five Pieces by Erwin Schulhoff […] succeed brilliantly.” —Harald Eggebrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung

soundescapes: “An exhilarating cocktail.”
“How wonderful it is when interpreters bring these ideas to life with such verve and intuition. […] An enthusiasm for playing which will perk up even hardened chamber music-grouches.”—Spiegel Online