The new Arethusa Quartet was founded in 2023 and unifies four exciting, internationally renowned musicians with backgrounds both as soloists and in world famous chamber groups. Having shared the stage in numerous festivals, Daniel Rowland, Floor Le Coultre, Dana Zemtsov and Maja Bogdanovic developed a deep friendship, bonded over their complementary passions and ideals, and decided to create this dynamic and unique group.
Since their existence in 2015 has The Hermitage Quartet been the resident quartet of the Aurora Festival (before Peter de Grote Festival) in Groningen. Outside of the annual Aurora Festival, the quartet has performed in the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam and in the Emmy Verhey festival, as well as in various halls through The Netherlands.
Amsterdam Chamber Ensemble brings together a colorful group of adventurous musical personalities, all celebrated soloists and chamber musicians, who have found each other in the special year 2020, around the Studio 150 Bethlehemkerk in Amsterdam. The ensemble guarantees daring, sparkling and passionate performances of both the beloved famous repertoire and brand new works, and looks for surprising combinations and contrasts.
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Duo LeCoultre&VanHees consists of violinist/violist Floor Le Coultre (Groningen, 1990) and guitarist Martin van Hees (Groningen, 1990).
They met at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where they both excelled in their studies.
Martin graduated his Masterstudies with distinction. He was a soloist with the Atheneum Kamer Orkest and won many prices at national and international guitar competitions. He played solo concerts in India, Thailand, Greece and Western-Europe.
Since 2014 duo LeCoultre&VanHees performs in different chamber music festivals such as the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam and the International Chamber Music Festival Schiermonnikoog.
Their debut album Cuckoo was released in 2020 and very well received.
Violinists Tim Brackman en Floor Le Coultre met in an early age at the Academy for Musical Talent (AMT). Both studied with Joyce Tan and Ilona Sie Dhian Ho.
After performing many times together in different chamber music ensembles, they discovered the repertoire for two violins and violin/viola.
The repertoire is very comprehensive. From Bach, Telemann, Spohr to Bartok, Ysaye and Prokofiev.
Tim Brackman, price winner of a.o. Oscar Back violin competition, is currently a Masterstudent of Vera Beths in The Hague and a member of the Brackman Trio and the Animato Quartet.
Pianist Maarten den Hengst and violinist Floor Le Coultre perform together since spring 2017. They met as soloists in the Triple concerto by Beethoven. They connect their strength in the comprehensive repertoire for violin and piano.