Quartet Week

The String Quartet as a Laboratory for Innovation

© Kaupo Kikkas

For the third time, leading international ensembles come to the Pierre Boulez Saal for the annual Quartet Week. Eight groups, representing all generations of the quartet scene, will be heard this season—with their programs spanning several hundred years, from rarely performed 18th-century works brought to new life by Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante to classics of the genre by Mozart and Haydn, to music of the recent past. To conclude the week, the Pierre Boulez Saal and the Barenboim-Said Akademie welcome audiences and music lovers to an Open House.