NORTH SEA STRING QUARTET

Last January we went back to the Canary Islands with violist/singer Roland Satterwhite (USA). In the fall of 2018, our EP ‘Songs for flying’ (available here) was recorded in Berlin and fortunately, it didn’t take too long for us to play together again. It didn’t go unnoticed either: all of our concerts on Gran Canaria and La Palma were sold out! Check our vlog, made by Yanna, for a look behind the scenes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOw9SXqCHJs&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=North+Sea+String+Quartet&utm_campaign=4a7de03620-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_11_06_34&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ea915d7090-4a7de03620-51966331

Academy of Improvising Strings

In a few months, we’ll kick off our first(!) edition of the Academy of Improvising Strings. Together with Tim Kliphuis, each member of the quartet will be organising two days of non-stop workshops at various levels, including jam sessions and an inspirational tutors’ concert. We’ll be working on improvisation, timing, phrasing, sound, expressions, playing technique and, if you’re a teacher yourself, how to incorporate improvisation in your teaching practice. Depending on your interest and level, you can spend more time on specific subjects with one or more teachers.

We still have a few spots left, so don’t hesitate and sign up:
www.improvisingstrings.com.

UUnited Muziekfestival

Save the date: March 28 UUnited Muziekfestival will take place in Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht. For this edition, the North Sea String Quartet will be collaborating with women’s choir Medusa. The programme is still a surprise, but think of glaciers, barren snowfields and mountain echo’s, and you get the idea. Yanna’s composition ‘Snow Suite’ (also on our EP Feldwerk) will be performed in a version for string quartet and women’s choir for the first time. Tickets are available here.

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Youtube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ4iPWDvY74

One of our tightest tunes that we ever released, composed by our talented violinist, George Dumitriu! We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful audience that surrounded us and filled the atmosphere with their incredible energy.

Recorded at Batavierhuis on May 13, 2023 Special thanks to all the Batavierhuis crew.

Camera and editing by Felipe Pipi. 2nd Camera by Tijmen de Vries Sound mixing by Pablo Rodríguez.

Tour Dates

May 23, 2024

Album Release Tour: Splunge

Pletterij

Haarlem

The Netherlands

May 24, 2024

Album Release Tour: Splunge

Cultuurschip Thor

Zwolle

The Netherlands

May 25, 2024

Album Release Tour: Splunge

Paradox

Tilburg

The Netherlands

May 26, 2024

Album Release Tour: Splunge

Willem II Toonzaal

Den Bosch

The Netherlands

May 31, 2024

Album Release Tour: Splunge

Theater De Regentes

Den Haag

The Netherlands

June 1, 2024

Album Release Tour: Splunge

Het Drakenhuis

Zelhem

The Netherlands

June 2, 2024

Album Release Tour: Splunge

The Sound of Violin Festival

Leuven

Belgium

June 5, 2024

Album Release Tour: Splunge

Brouwerij Martinus

Groningen

The Netherlands

June 6, 2024

Album Release Tour: Splunge

Brebl

Nijmegen

The Netherlands

June 8, 2024

Album Release Tour: Splunge

TivoliVredenburg

Utrecht

The Netherlands

June 13, 2024

Album Release Tour: Splunge

Bimhuis

Amsterdam

The Netherlands

June 22, 2024

Improvisation Workshop at RJSO

Musis Arnhem

Arnhem

The Netherlands

June 27, 2024

Feat. Alessandro Fongaro @ NSRT Festival

t.b.a

Rotterdam

The Netherlands

October 7, 2024

NSSQ presents Splunge

Piano Salon Christophori

Berlin

Germany

November 9, 2024

Samora Pinderhughes ft. North Sea String Quartet

Rockit Festival

Groningen

The Netherlands

November 14, 2024

MAST ft. North Sea String Quartet

November Music

Den Bosch

The Netherlands