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Belenus Quartett

Seraina Pfenninger (Violine), Anne Battegay (Violine), Esther Fritsche (Viola), Jonas Vischi (Violoncello)

Debut at Zaubersee: 24 May 2019

The Belenus Quartet, founded in 2004 and named after the Celtic god of the arts, has played in its current line-up since 2014.

To date the quartet has mainly given concerts in Switzerland and Germany, although it includes other European countries in its touring schedule. Its repertoire ranges from early Haydn quartets to contemporary compositions. It has also made a name for itself for out-of-the-ordinary crossover projects and collaborations with other musicians.

The quartet currently receives artistic guidance courtesy of Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) and Claudius Herrmann (Gringolts Quartet). It has also attended master classes by Walter Levin (LaSalle Quartet), Oliver Wille (Kuss Quartet), Natalia Prischepenko (Artemis Quartet), Eberhard Feltz (Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin) and Valentin Erben (Alban Berg Quartet). The quartet was supervised by Stephan Goerner (Carmina Quartet) from 2008 to 2012. It also studied chamber music under Isabel Charisius (Alban Berg Quartet) at the Lucerne School of Music between 2009 and 2014.

The Belenus Quartet was awarded first prize and the audience prize at the ninth Franz Schubert and Modern Music international chamber music competition.