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Composers:

Stenhammar m.fl.

Participants:

Dahlkvist String Quartet

Program

String quartets of Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871—1926

Artists

Dahlkvist String Quartet

Alexander Kagan and Kersti Gräntz, violin,
Jon Dahlkvist, viola, Hanna Dahlkvist, violoncell

More information about the artists

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Photo: Nicklas Thegerström

The Dahlkvist String Quartet was formed in 2007 and has established itself at an international level and as one of the most sought after chamber music groups in Sweden. In 2009 the quartet’s career took off by winning the Swedish competition ”Ung&Lovande” (Young & Promising), the award being a prestigious concert tour around Sweden with 18 concerts and many more to follow the coming years. In 2009 the Royal Swedish Academy of Music awarded the Dahlkvist Quartet their Grand Ensemble scholarship. The quartet made its debut at the Stockholm Concert Hall in 2011 and since then they have been a regular guest at the concert hall’s string quartet series.
Selected ECHO “Rising Star” year 2012-2013, they performed a concert tour across Europe organized by ECHO (European Concert Hall Organisation) in distinguished concert halls. The Quartet has participated in several European chamber music festivals, for example in Båstad Chamber Music Festival (2015), the great Beethoven Festival in Krakow, Poland (2014) and at Kauniainen (Grankulla) Festival in Finland (2013).
The Dahlkvist Quartet's repertoire combines the traditional old master works and more contemporary repertoire. The quartet always aim to bring new music to the stage and several works has been given world premiere by the quartet. Their CD ”Andrea Tarrodi String Quartets” was voted best classical recording of the year 2018 by ”Grammis”, Swedish Grammy Award and praised by Swedish media as well as with double 5-star in BBC Magazine.
The Dahlkvist String Quartet has performed in KVAH's music program several times, the latest in February 2018.