Florian Donderer joins as first violinist

After 13 beautiful and intensive years of communal music-making with Tine Dill, we are saddened to announce her departure from the quartet and the closing of a significant chapter in our existence. We’d like to thank her for the part she has played in bringing the quartet to where it is now – without her unique personalty and musicianship, her zany sense of humour and not least her wonderful playing this would have been unthinkable. We are ever grateful, wish you well in all your future endeavours and remain yours in music.

We are at the same time tremendously excited to be able to welcome Florian Donderer into the quartet as our new first violinist. Florian is a wonderful violinist, a vastly experienced chamber musician and has impressed us with his electrifying playing and his particular approach to music. We have already played many terrific concerts together this season, and look forward to many, many more!

The #quartweet project

Music is all about communicating. Much of our everyday communication takes place on social media, and we would like to see musical communication here as well. We invite composers of all ages and abilities to tweet us a short quartet of 140 notes or less on Twitter—a #quartweet!

For more information, see here.

New release: soundescapes

“I am most excited by this new recording by the Signum Quartet of my first quartet Arcadiana. It is a thrill to have this magnificent recording, and to find my piece in the perfect context of the two great masterpieces by Debussy and Ravel. It is an honour for a composer of my generation to be presented in such company. Bravo and many thanks to the Signum Quartet!”Thomas Adès


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

Jörg Widmann and friends at the Prinzregententheater
The acoustic signals of the violent string cascades chased the wild shouting of the players until the bow hairs of the instruments of the splendid Signum ensemble were flying and the exhausted and fatally wounded cellist was hunted down.”—Süddeutsche Zeitung

Signum Quartet at Wigmore Hall
“… a full-throttled performance…”—classicalsource.com

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