Biennale of the Berliner Philharmoniker

The Quatuor Diotima plays Ligeti and Janáček

Quatuor Diotima (photo: Lyodoh Kaneko)

Chamber Music

Love and its dark depths inspired Leoš Janáček to write two magnificent string quartets: in the first, he vividly depicts a marriage drama based on Tolstoy’s novella The Kreutzer Sonata, in the second he explores his own passion for a much younger woman. The Quatuor Diotima, dedicated to newer and contemporary music, will present Janáček’s works as part of our Biennale, as well as two string quartets by György Ligeti, the 100th anniversary of whose birth the festival commemorates. His quartets impress us with a variety of sound textures that are typical of Ligeti’s style.

Quatuor Diotima

Yun-Peng Zhao violin

Léo Marillier violin

Franck Chevalier viola

Pierre Morlet cello

Leoš Janáček

String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”

György Ligeti

String Quartet No. 2

György Ligeti

String Quartet No. 1 "Métamorphoses Nocturnes"

Leoš Janáček

String Quartet No. 2 Intimate Letters


Biennale packages

Put together your own individual Biennale package with three (10% discount) or five events (15% discount). You can choose from a total of twelve concert programmes of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation. The Biennale packages are available exclusively online.

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5 concerts / 15 % discount

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