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On 15th September there was a concert in the Singel in Antwerp where they performed a concert with the music of Rihm with the soprano Claron McFadden.


On 17th September they returned to the Festival Sacrum Profanum in Cracow to perform music by Polish composers living outside their country. Music by Buczek, Haubenstock-Ramati, Kulent, Schaeffer, Sikora and Szmytka was heard.


On 29th September they performed in the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam music by Berg, Birtwistle, Ferneyhough and Webern.


On 6th October there was a concert in the large hall of Bellas Artes in Mexico City with the counter-tenor Jake Arditti. New works by Torres-Maldonado, Paredes and Vazquez was heard alongside music by Donatoni, Ferneyhough and Sciarrino.


On 10th November the quartet performed in Badenweiler with the counter-tenor Jake Arditti. Music by Berg, Henze, Paredes and Sciarrino was heard.


On 19th November there was a concert in Bologna for Musica Insieme with music by Berg, Ligeti and Ravel.


On 23rd November there will be a concert in the Konzerthaus in Vienna with Ensemble Modern. They will perform a new work by James Saunders and the Umbrations cycle by Ferneyhough.


Their regular visits to the Huddersfield contemporary music festival continued and on 24th November they performed Eastman's Evil Nigger with the Bozzini and Ligeti quartets. The next day at lunch time, there was a quartet concert with the counter-tenor Jake Arditti. Dillon's new 9th quartet received its premiere alongside his 8th quartet and music by Iannotta and Sciarrino.


On 26th November they performed at the Wigmore Hall, London with the bass player Paul Cannon. Music by Barden, Clarke, Ferneyhough and Yuhas can be heard.


On 9th December, there was a concert in Birmingham with the Birmingham New Music players conducted by Emilio Pomarico. Music by Ferneyhough and Harvey was performed.


The first concert of 2019 took place at the Musik Hochschule in Detmold on 29th January. Music by Ferneyhough, Harvey, Lachenmann, Ligeti and Webern was heard.


On 4th February there was a concert at the Reina Sofia Auditorium in Madrid. The programme featured quartets by the Spanish composer Jesus Rueda and by Kurtag and Ligeti.


In late March the Quartet had a trip to the US. They revived their Wyschnegradsky programme, performing all his quartets and string trio as well as Haas's 2nd quartet in San Francisco with a concert in the Taube Atrium Theater on 23rd March. This was followed by a residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. There was several concerts between 26th and 28th March including a wide range of music from emerging composers at the University to music by Carter, Catalan, Marquez, Nancarrow, Oliveira, Paredes, Rudman, Sammoutis and Serrate. New works by Gilbert, Hurtado and Obermueller were also heard. The final stop on the tour was at Rice University in Houston were they also workshoped  emerging composers and performed a concert on 29th March with music by Carter, Lachenmann and Ligeti.


On April 3rd and 5th they performed two concerts at the Tongyeong Festival in Korea. Music by Hosokawa, Ligeti, Rihm and Yun was heard as well as new works by Song and Jankowski. They performed several works by Hosokawa who is one of the featured composers and they were joined by the flautist Yubeen Kim for his quintet Fragment II.


On 30th April they performed in Munich at the night of quartets at the Prinzregententheater. Music by Denisov, Alissa Firsova, Kurtag, Ligeti and Webern was heard


On the 9th of May there was a concert at the University of Buffalo in the US. They featured the music of David Felder by performing his three quartets, followed by his violin concerto Jeu de Tarot with Irvine Arditti as soloist with Ensemble Signal under Brad Lubman.


On 15th May there was a concert at La Fenice in Venice with music by Fano, Ligeti and Ravel.


On 24th May they returned to the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg to perform a concert with music by Gubaidulina, Ligeti, Wallin and Xenakis.


On 12th June they returned to the Boulez Saal in Berlin with a programme of music by Birtwistle, Crawford, Feldman, Nancarrow and Webern.


At the end of June they took part in the Bilkent Composition Academy in Ankara with workshops and concerts. Concerts took place on 27th and 30th June. The programme for the first concert was music by Andre, Gedizlioglu, Harvey and Lachenmann.

The programme for the second concert featured the emerging composers, Deniz Asian, Jakob Bragg, Desmond Clarke, Patrick Friel, Valentin Schaff, Ka Shu Tam and Arda Yurdusev.


Details of the Autumn season will be announced shortly. The quartet will be performing in Bucharest, Bonn, Bern, Strasbourg, Cracow, Gent, Parma, Yerevan, Vienna and Budapest. A tour of Japan will also be made at the end of November and early December.


Various film link's are available at the following:
The various films available free include performances and rehearsals with such composers
as Ferneyhough, Harvey, Lachenmann and Rihm.