Van Kuijk Quartet


Photo: Andrea H Vega


The Van Kuijk Quartet’s international accolades boast First, Best Beethoven and Best Haydn Prizes at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition, First Prize and an Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, as well as currently being BBC New Generation Artists and laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy.

Since their formation in 2012, the quartet is already an established presence in major international venues and festivals. Recent debuts have included Hong Kong, Australia & Taiwan as well as in Europe at the Berlin Philharmonie and BBC Proms. The Quartet will also return to North America in autumn 2017 for appearances at The Frick Collection in New York, The Phillips Collection in Washington DC, and Salle Bourgie in Montreal.

The quartet records exclusively for Alpha Classics. Their debut recording, Mozart, was released to outstanding critical acclaim in autumn 2016, and is followed by a disc of French music later this year.

In residence at Proquartet, Paris, the quartet studies with members of the Alban Berg, Artemis and Hagen quartets. Having taken their first steps as students of the Ysaÿe Quartet, the Van Kuijk Quartet have worked with Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior de Mùsica Reina Sofia in Madrid (supported generously by the International Institute of Chamber Music of Madrid).

The Van Kuijk Quartet also participates in international academies; at the McGill International String Quartet Academy in Montreal, with Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet and André Roy; at the Weikersheim International Chamber Music Course with the Vogler Quartet and Heime Müller, formerly of the Artemis Quartet, as well as the renowned academies in both Verbier and Aix-en-Provence.

Mécénat Musical Société Générale is the Van Kuijk Quartet’s main sponsor.

The Van Kuijk Quartet were nominated as ECHO Rising Stars by the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris and the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Performance dates

13.10.2017 – 7:30 pm
Wiener Konzerthaus

23.10.2017 – 7:30 pm
Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham

27.10.2017 – 1 pm
Barbican Centre London

05.11.2017 – 6 pm
Müpa Budapest

16.12.2017 – 5 pm
Konzerthaus Dortmund

13.01.2018 – 11 am
Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris

19.01.2018 – 7:30 pm
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

25.01.2018 – 8:30 pm
Palau de la Música Catalana

11.02.2018 – 5 pm
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon

24.03.2018 – 4 pm
Stockholms Konserthus

13.05.2018 – 4 pm
Kölner Philharmonie

Casa da Música Porto

06.06.2018 – 8 pm
Philharmonie Luxembourg

12.06.2018 – 8 pm
Bozar Brussels

13.06.2018 – 8:15 pm
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

01.07.2018 – 11 am
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden