The Hölderlin String Quartet was formed
in 2005 with the intent of presenting classical string quartet repertoire at
the highest level. The quartet chose as its patron name that of Friedrich Hölderlin
(1770-1843), since these four musicians feel especially dedicated to the poetic
and musical art of his period. Each of the individual members enjoys a broadly
diverse musical knowledge and innumerable instances as soloist and as members
of other chamber music and orchestral groups.
Finely delineated and nuanced interpretations delivered with infectious energy
characterize the playing of these young artists. The quartet has already played
at national centers of Germany and has appeared at the Zeitreich international
music festival in Lüneberg. The Hölderlin String Quartet has been stimulated
in its efforts by the models of such young ensembles as the Mandelring, Mannheim,
Sonare string quartets and members of the Orpheus quartet.
Since 2006 the quartet has been furthered by the E&B Weik foundation.