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The North Sea String Quartet is one of the most versatile string quartets of the Netherlands. Combining their own compositions with improvisation, their music could be defined as a mixture of jazz, folklore and world music. These are strings that will make you move!

"[...] I was really impressed, this is a group to keep your eye and ears on. [...]"
Mark Feldman (US)
Jazz violinist
"This dynamic and sparkling ensemble brings a fresh energy to the  string quartet scene"
Tim Kliphuis (NL)
Award-winning jazz violinist 
FOUNDATION

2016

GENRE(S)

JAZZ, WORLD

SOCIAL

Bio

The North Sea String Quartet is one of the most versatile string quartets of the Netherlands. Combining their own compositions with improvisation, their music could be defined as a mixture of jazz, folklore and world music. These are strings that will make you move!

The quartet consists of violinists Pablo Rodriguez and George Dumitriu, violist Yanna Pelser and cellist Thomas van Geelen. Apart from their classical background, they share a passion for folk music from South America, Europe and Africa, as well as jazz and improvisation. With the use of innovative playing techniques, they manage to translate these musical worlds to the string quartet, as heard on their EP “Feldwerk” (2018).

The quartet loves to join creative forces with other artists. They made a beautiful program of Brazilian music with singer Lílian Vieira, which has staged at Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Dutch television show Podium Witteman. Their collaboration with American singer and violist Roland Satterwhite, which took the group to venues in the Netherlands, Germany and Spain, resulted in their most recent EP, the Delta Blues inspired “Songs for Flying” (2019).

At the moment they are about to release their first album ‘Electric Amazigh’, which is a collaboration with guitarist Javier Infante (ES). The quintet has premiered his North-African, Canarian and Sephardic influenced compositions at Festival Canarias & Más Jazz Heineken 2020.

Solo works

EP | 2018

Collaborations

EP | 2019 | ft. Lilian Vieira
EP | 2018 | ft. Roland Sattwhite
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