Engegård QuartetString Quartet
Formed in Lofoten in 2006, the Engegård Quartet has become one of Norway’s most sought after ensembles. With its bold, fresh interpretations of the classical repertoire combined with a deep attachment to its Scandinavian roots, the ensemble has attracted international acclaim. The quartet has performed in some of Europe’s finest venues, including the Mozarteum in Salzburg and Prague’s Rudolfinum. In 2017, the ensemble travelled to South America for concerts in Botogá and Sao Paolo. Previous festival performances include the Delft Chamber Music Festival, SoNoRo Festival in Bucharest, St Magnus Festival and Heidelberg’s Streichquartettfest.
Like the rest of the world, the Engegård Quartet has had a few tough months in spring 2020; it had a second tour to South America cancelled as well as many more local performances across Europe. However, as the COVID-19 lockdown eases in Norway, a new future is starting to take shape.
The Ensemble has already been able to start recording their 3rd album of Mozart string quartets, due for release in spring 2021. Part of a larger mission to record the complete string quartets of Mozart.
Members of the quartet are also deeply involved in bringing superb chamber music to Norway – and the Engegård Quartet’s own ‘1-2-3 festival’ is now set to go ahead this September, as Noway is expecting to allow gatherings of up to 200 people from the 15th June.