Alinde Quartet

String Quartet

Contact: Ute Rost, +43 676 670 2423
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»Finding the ideal sound world for Schubert's quartets is by no means easy, yet the Alinde strikes a near-ideal balance between internal clarity and textural warmth, shone through by sparkling intonation.«

Julian Haylock, The Strad


FEVER SKETCHES: #Schubert200 CD2.
Like all upcoming compositions commissioned by the Alinde Quartet for their #Schubert200 project, SJ Hanke's quartet "FEVER SKETCHES" was inspired by the Schubert Lied "Alinde".
It depicts a man desparately searching for his lover, whom he awaits with ever-intensifying unease.
Will she come?
He calls out to her, again and again, “Alinde, Alinde!” — but will she come?
The young German composer SJ Hanke interprets this feeling through the lens of the artist within us, searching for perfection and revelation, encountering reverie, frustration, ecstasy, cool confidence and rage. Experience this new piece along with two of Schubert's effervescently youthful works: the pastoral and exuberant D Major Quartets No. 6 and No. 7, and his famously stormy G Minor Quartet No. 9.


The Alinde Quartet invites you to join them on their 8-year journey into the world of Franz Schubert. Alongside the commissions, they will be recording Schubert’s complete quartets for the Hänssler Classic label under the auspices of Deutschlandfunk.
Hot off the heels of their critically-acclaimed debut release Lichtwechsel (2019), the Alinde Quartet is building an unstoppable momentum..


Laureate of several international competitions – most recently the International Chamber Music Competition “Città di Pinerolo e Torino” and the Concorso Internazionale “Salieri Zinetti” – the quartet can be found happily stage-hopping all across Europe. Offstage, the ensemble organises myriad pedagogical projects, appearing for educational projects in halls such as the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and regularly creating workshops in collaboration with the College Philharmonic Hall, in addition to events at the Ida Bieler Academy in Cologne. Igniting a passion for and understanding of chamber music is a primary mission of the quartet.

The Alinde Quartet has been invited to renowned festivals like the Verbier Festival, Aldeburgh Residencies, Chamber Music European Meetings in Bordeaux, and Mozartfest Würzburg. In summer 2018, they participated in the Chamber Music Residency at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

The quartet has been warmly received at prestigious halls such as Konzerthaus Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, WDR Funkhaus (West German Radio Hall) in Cologne and Kölner Philharmonie.

The four have been fortunate to have studied with two giants of the chamber music world: following their studies with Eberhard Feltz at the Musikhochschule “Hanns Eisler” Berlin, they entered the class of Professor Günther Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet) at the "Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia" Madrid.

Further inspiration has come from such figures as Sir Prof. András Schiff, Ferenc Rados, Ida Bieler, András Keller, Tabea Zimmermann, Alessandro Moccia, Erich Höbarth, Natalia Prischepenko, Christoph Richter, and Richard Gwilt.

Always keen to dig more deeply and expand their palette, they began studying with Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) in Basel as of Fall 2018.



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2023 – »Franz Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin D.795 – arranged for tenor & string quartet by Tom Randle« (Hänssler Classic)
Double-CD with Daniel Johannsen (tenor) and Christoph Hammer (pianoforte)
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2022 – »Schubert 2020-2028 – The String Quartet Project Vol. II« (Hänssler Classic)
Schubert, Quartets D74, D94 and D173
Listen Online

2020 – »Schubert 2020-2028 – The String Quartet Project Vol. I« (Hänssler Classic)
Schubert, Quartets D87 and D18, Quartettsatz D703
Kotcheff, unbegun
Album on Spotify

2019 – »Lichtwechsel« (Hänssler Classic)
Mendelssohn, Quartet f minor op. 80
Purcell, Fantasias
Album on Spotify