Debut 7 | Schumann Quartet
Lucerne Festival

jeu. 07/09/2017 de 12h15 à 14h15

Fuseau horaire : Zurich (GMT+02:00)

Lukaskirche Luzern
Murbacher Strasse
6003 Lucerne
Debut 7
Schumann Quartet:
Erik Schumann, violin
Ken Schumann, violin
Liisa Randalu, viola
Mark Schumann, cello
Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
String Quartet in C major, Hob. III:39 "The Bird"
Helena Winkelman (*1974)
Papa Haydn’s Parrot. Hommage à Haydn for string quartet
Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
String Quartet in F major, Op. 41, no. 2
Their mother is a Japanese pianist, their father a violinist from Transylvania. All four of the Schumann couple’s children learned a string instrument from an early age and soon won attention through competition victories. The three brothers, Erik, Ken, and Mark, joined together with the Estonian violist Liisa Randalu to form a string quartet – chamber music as a family affair. “Whenever I give a spontaneous little impulse, the others instantly know how I’m going to play this phrase,” says cellist Mark Schumann about their special connection. “Smoothness and speedy reaction, risk-taking and drive, a curiosity for timbre, and an understanding of phrasing,” wrote the Süddeutsche Zeitung about the young ensemble, which is currently in residence at New York’s Lincoln Center. For their Festival debut, they will play works by Joseph Haydn and their namesake Robert Schumann, as well as a new composition by the Swiss Helena Winkelman, which was written specifically for the “Schumanns.”
Photo © Kaupo Kikkas