Debut 7

Esmé Quartet

Mendelssohn | Schubert

Thu, 19352


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Summer Festival

16.08.-15.09. 2019



    Esmé Quartet:  Wonhee Bae, violin | Yuna Ha, violin | Jiwon Kim, viola | Ye-eun Heo, cello
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
    String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80
    Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
    String Quartet in G major, D. 887

    A string quartet composed of four women is still a rarity on international concert stages. And when this German-based quartet is also made up of four Korean women, the rarity factor increases. The ensemble has also won a number of prizes at the major competitions, which means we can rightly speak of a novelty. The Esmé Quartet, which earned acclaim at the Trondheim Chamber Music Competition in 2017, won London’s Wigmore Hall Competition in 2018, and was honored at the Académie du Festival d’Aix, is currently studying at the Lübeck Music Academy with Heime Müller, the former violinist of the Artemis Quartet. And if you notice names such as Günther Pichler, Eberhard Feltz, or András Keller, with whom these four musicians completed master classes, then you will understand that they are well-versed in all the tricks of the trade when it comes to the art of performance. In Lucerne, the Esmé Quartet will introduce itself by performing the last quartets by Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Schubert – works that point ahead into the future in remarkable ways. Schubert’s G major Quartet in particular at times sounds almost like Bruckner.

    Strebi-Stiftung Luzern − Partner Debuts

    With the friendly support of the Foundation Melinda Esterházy de Galantha Zurich

    Esmé Quartet