Jörg Widmann “Jagdquartett“

What a joy to hear the Signum Quartet‘s recording of my Jagdquartett on harmonia mundi! Technical perfection and precision paired with wild furore and maximum energy. There is exuberant enthusiasm, crazy ferocity, existential fear, boisterousness, madness in all of it. I couldn’t be happier.—Jörg Widmann, July 2018

Schubert “Aus der Ferne“

Our album “Aus der Ferne” for PENTATONE has been awarded the DIAPASON D’OR for September 2018.

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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.

Press

“Fury, tenderness, terror, sardonic humour and resignation were here in a journey that left the listener bruised and breathless“—The Times

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

Aus der Ferne
“one of the most sensitive interpretations ever recorded.”—Diapason

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

“Chamber music at its finest.“ —FAZ