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Ausschreiben für Streichquartette

In diesem Jahr werden Mitglieder des Kairos Quartetts bei zwei Vorhaben sowohl in der Jury sitzen als auch die ausgewählten Kompositionen aufführen:
This year members of the Kairos Quartet will on two occasions serve on juries as well as perform the selected compositions:

Sonifikation - Datenströme 27.-29.10.2017 ____ DEADLINE 1. April 2017

Vareler Kompositionspreis 2017 ___________ DEADLINE 31. März 2017

Auf den Titel klicken, um die Details und Bedingungen zu sehen.
Please click on the title to see the specs and conditions (sorry, only in German...).

Salzburg reloaded

Salzburg seems to have become another Kairos Quartet hotspot: following two recitals and two workshops last year the 9th Salzburg event since 2002 just took place in Oct 16 featuring Simone and Claudius with Visual Artist Astrid Rieger at trans-Art supported by ConTempOhr and Campus Musick.

Have a look at the YouTube-Video!

Interviews zur Neuerscheinung der Khorkova–Proträt–CD

Atelier Neue Musik at Deutschlandfunk presents interviews with
Marina Khorkova, Wolfgang Bender und Claudius von Wrochem
(Leonie Reineke, editor)

August 6, 2016 at 22:05

The Streaming–Link will be active for a limited time beginning August 7
for all those who missed the time.

New Portrait-CD of Marina Khorkova Released

"klangNarbe", the new portrait CD of the Berlin-based russian composer Marina Khorkova has been released by WERGO in April 2016. It contains her first String Quartet which already saw performances by the Kairos Quartett in Berlin and Salzburg; the slovenian premiere takes place in May 2016 (Ljubljana). The Kairos Quartet will also give the world premiere of her second string quartet January 2017 at the Gare du Nord Basle (IGNM).

The CD can be purchased here.

We now have our own video channel on vimeo.com

Here you find video recordings of concerts and rehearsals. So far we have uploaded music by Sampo Haapamäki, Larisa Vrhunc, and Roberto Rusconi.


We also uploaded the trailer of the documentary film "Nocturne" (dir.: Ingo Biermann) about our rehearsals and performances of Dimitri Kourlianski's quartet Night Turn, which we premiered at MaerzMusik in March 2011.

Here is the link: https://vimeo.com/user48009415

Fotos vom Konzert in der Galerie Patrick Ebersperger

Die Galerie auf Facebook

Debüt bei den Schwetzinger Festspielen

Gardens

Proben mit Georg Friedrich Haas

mit Georg Friedrich Haas

und der Sängerin Sarah Wegener

der Sängerin Sarah Wegener

Die Tenöre ...

Upper crust

London Debut of the Kairos Quartet: On the Sound Path

One might say: Better late than never. Now well in its 17th year the Kairos Quartet finally gave its London debut (only two previous performances on British soil) on April 7 at Kings Place. The recital was preceded by workshop under the direction of Roberto D. Rusconi) and is to be found here. It is the second time the Kairos Quartet cooperates with the EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO of the SWR since its world debut at the Internationale Ferienkursen in Darmstadt in 1996.

The project was made possible by a HKF (Hauptstadtkulturfonds of Berlin) grant.

More to see & read if you click Photos / Press...

New CD Release

with chamber music by the Leipzig composer and visual artist Knut Müller who has been a friend and professional collaborator since 1997.

While ZEUG was newly recorded for this CD (in the "Siemens Villa" in Berlin) the THORN recording is a re-issue of the Edition Zeitklang Performer's Portrait (Interpretenporträt) from 2001. Tonmeister in ZEUG was Boris Hofmann whom the Kairos Quartet had booked for another two recordings soon after...

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HKF Grant "On The Sound Path"

For the second time since the legendary series Five Windows onto the String Quartet since 1950 the Kairos Quartet is the recipient of a Hauptstadtkulturfonds (HKF) grant.

On The Sound Path was designed by the Kairos Quartet's cellist, and it will be realized in cooperation with the Experimental Studio of the SWR and Intrasonus London. The events (concerts, lectures, and workshops) will take place 2013 in London, Assisi, and Berlin.

The programme consists of three string quartets with live electronics by Georg Friedrich Haas, Marco Stroppa, and Roberto David Rusconi (WP)

Change of Management

As of Sept 2011 Dr. Monika Pirklbauer is no longer representing the Kairos Quartet; the change has been made in mutual consent.

Her place has been taken by Mrs. Barbara Winzer and Mrs. Cornelia Keller-Kirst who are both based in Berlin.

 

Roberto Rusconi wins Zeitklang-Competition

Tuesday, March 15 at 23:03 you can listen to the recital in „Zeitton“ (Austrian Radio Station Ö1)

Review in "Kleine Zeitung"

Entry in "Standard"

See video

ZEITklang 2011 - International Composers' Competition

Musikfabrik NÖ and the Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg call for entries for ZEITklang, the third international composers' competition, in the Category String Quartet.
The selected pieces will be performed by the Kairos Quartett, which will also delegate one member (Claudius von Wrochem) to sit as juror.

Prize money, jury members, regulations etc. at musikfabrik.at .

Here you can download the call.

New Manager: Dr. Monika Pirklbauer

Since April 2010 Dr. Monika Pirklbauer (Dortmund / Berlin) represents the Kairos Quartett

She studied New German Literature, History of the Arts, Studies of Comparative Literature, Theater, Music, and Journalism in Innsbruck and Vienna.
As a dramaturge and press officer she worked in Vienna, Graz, and Ulm, later as a Vice Intendant of the WLB Esslingen.
For five years she held the post of intendant and director of the theaters "Nordhausen Loh Orchester Sondershausen GmbH".
Since she has been busy as a free-lance festival curator, Company Manager with several major German musical enterprises (e.g. Stage Entertainment) and founded the agency "arthemis cultureservice" in Dortmund as its director.

Kairos Quartet Concert Broadcast (MDR Figaro)

May 7, 2010    8 pm

works by Agostino di Scipio (WP), Knut Müller, Giorgio Netti, and Dieter Schnebel

Kairos Quartett receives ensemble grant of the City of Berlin



The Kairos Quartett placed a successful bid for a 2009 ensemble grant. In a rare decision the Berlin City government decided to support structural improvements for selected groups rather than concrete projects/concerts.

The funds will go into acquisition, management, and the improvements of the quartet's website.

New CD release

The Kairos Quartett joined by Matthias Bauer (db) contributed to the portrait CD of Jay Schwartz, an American composer who lives in Cologne. The recording was made in Feb. 2008 at the Berlin studio of Deutschlandradio Kultur and has been issued by Deutsche Musikrat / Wergo in April 2009.

John Cage Award for the Interpretation of Contemporary Music

The first John Cage Award for the Interpretation of Contemporary Music has been given to Johannes Haase (violin, from Wolfenbüttel/Bremen) on 9-7-2008 on the occasion of a concert competition.

The Kairos Quartet has been part of the jury. The award will be offered biannually by the John Cage Organ Foundation in Halberstadt (Germany).

Berlin, September 2008

Our new quartet member Stefan Häussler

We are happy to welcome our new quartet member Stefan Häussler! He will join us in June and brings to the Kairos Quartet not only many years of experience as the violinist of the Freiburg ensemble Surplus but also his prowess in the fields of musicology and violin didactics.

His full CV: Stefan Häussler

Susanne Zapf has left the Kairos Quartet in mutual agreement after a few months of membership. Our previous violinist Chatschatur Kanajan has consented to fill in for two concerts this month which we all greatly appreciate.

May 2008

New CD: Fälschung

New CD: Just now Fälschung by Orm Finnendahl for string quartet, laptop, ghetto blaster, and live-electronics (1999-2003) has been published on CD!

November 2007

Change of personnel

For the first time in ten years there has been a change of personnel in the Kairos Quartet: In order to be able to devote more of his time to composing and conducting Chatschatur Kanajan left the quartet on May 1.

Professor of Applied Musicology

Our violist, Simone Heilgendorff, just started as a Professor of Applied Musicology at the Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt (Austria, in cooperation with the Landeskonservatorium). She was also nominated a member of the Scholarly and Artistic Council of the John-Cage-Orgelstiftung in Halberstadt (Germany). In the future she will divide her time between Berlin and Klagenfurt. 

Jutta Behrens

Since September 2006 Jutta Behrens joined the Kairos Quartett Team in the fields of management and organization.

Jutta Behrens studied the violin and instrumental pedagogy at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold and Elementary Music Pedagogy at the University of the Arts Berlin.
Aside her activities as violinist she teaches the violin at the music school of Steglitz-Zehlendorf. As a member of Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, as a management assistant of ensemble mosaik and with Klangwerkstatt Berlin 2006 she acquired experience in the field of contemporary music. Since September 2006 she is enjoying excellent team work with the Kairos Quartett in the fields of management, PR, and concert manager.
She lives with the trumpet player Ulf Behrens and her two children in Berlin.

Jutta Behrens
+49 (0)30 42 089 389
jb [at] kairosquartett [dot] de

Neuer Sponsor des Kairos Quartetts

Seit 2006 wird das Kairos Quartett von Wolfgang Gribb unterstützt. Der Finanzdienstleister stellt seine Firmenräume regelmäßig für Ausstellungen zur Verfügung und richtet kulturelle Veranstaltungen aus.

We mourn the death of Ramón Montes de Oca

The Mexikanische composer and university teacher died on 11-10-2006. He leaves us shocked and deeply touched. We got to know him in March 2003 in Mexico City and performed in his series of contemporary music in the Festival Cervantino in Guanajuato in October 2005.

It was Evangelina Osio, director of programming of the Festival Cervantino, who brought us the sad message.
November 2006

Grant in Aid from the Ernst-von-Siemens-Stiftung

In 2006 the Kairos Quartet for the second time received the Grant in Aid from the Ernst-von-Siemens-Stiftung for its tours with concerts and workshops in Poland (May 2006).

New CD at Edition Zeitklang

We are happy to finally announce the upcoming release (September 2004) of our new CD at Edition Zeitklang. It contains the String Quartets No. 1 and 2 by Georg Friedrich Haas. An informative booklet with texts (in German and English) by Simone Heilgendorff accompanies the CD.

If you are interested in this new release please send an email with the header "Haas-CD" to our address info [at] kairosquartett [dot] de.
The new CD and our CD "Interpretenportrait" will be available for purchase at our next concerts. At our concert on August 17 (Darmstadt Ferienkurse) a subscription list and more information will be distributed.
Berlin/Germany, August 10 2004

We mourn the death of our close friend

On October 1, 2002, Dr. Mark Osborn was killed in a senseless accident in Malibu, California.
We mourn the death of our close friend. It was wonderful to be with him, to enjoy his great sense of understanding, his dry humor, and the sharpness of his mind.
It is infinitely sad that he was not allowed to continue on his journey.
Farewell, our friend.

www.randallosborn.com