Chattanooga Now Danish String Quartet makes its Chattanooga debut

Chattanooga Now Danish String Quartet makes its Chattanooga debut

October 12th, 2017 by Staff Report in Chattnow Music

The Danish String Quartet performs at Hunter Museum of American Art on Tuesday.

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

The Danish String Quartet will make its Chattanooga debut on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the next concert in the String Theory series hosted by Lee University and Hunter Museum of American Art. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Hunter, 10 Bluff View, and will feature works by Beethoven and Nordic folk music.

Founded in 2009 by pianist and Artistic Director Gloria Chien, String Theory brings acclaimed chamber musicians from around the world to town to perform in Hunter Museum.

The New Yorker praised the Danish String Quartet for "technical and interpretive talents matched by an infectious joy for music-making" and "rampaging energy." Since making its debut in 2002 at the Copenhagen Festival, the quartet has demonstrated a passion for Scandinavian composers, who are frequently incorporated into contemporary programs while also giving skilled and profound interpretations of classical masters.

The quartet is made up of violist Asbjorn Norgaard, violinists Frederik Oland and Rune Tonsgaard Sorensen, and cellist Fredrik Schoyen Sjölin.

The Danish String Quartet is the recipient of the Carl Nielsen Prize and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. The quartet was also awarded first prize in the Vagn Holmboe String Quartet Competition, first in Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition and the Audience Prize in the Trondheim International String Quartet Competition.

Tickets are $35 for Hunter members, $45 for nonmembers, $10 for students with a valid student ID, and $25 for groups of 20 or more people.

For more information: 423-414-2525 or www.stringtheorymusic.org.