ANIMATO KWARTET zittend © Feiko Koster (1)

Shin Sihan

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Tim Brackman

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Elisa Karen Tavenier

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Pieter de Koe

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Biography

Praised for their passionate, spontaneous playing and powerful on-stage presence, the Animato Quartet was formed by close friends studying at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. Since the quartet was founded in 2014, they draw endless inspiration from the great string quartet repertoire, while also enjoying collaborations with contemporary composers.

They have been invited to perform at various venues including the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Casa da Música in Porto, and at several festivals such as the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, The International Chamber Music Festival Schiermonnikoog, HARMOS festival in Portugal and the 'Festival International de Inverno de Campos do Jordao "in Brazil. During this festival the Animato Quartet received an award for "Artistic Excellence" for their performances. They have also performed in Germany, Norway and France. The Animato Quartet has been selected for taking part in the Le Dimore del Quartetto project. 

As an ensemble of the European Chamber Music Academy and the Dutch String Quartet Academy they are privileged to work with inspiring artists like Eberhard Feltz, Hatto Beyerle, Quatuor Danel and Johannes Meissl. Their development has also greatly benefited from lessons by, among others, Anner Bylsma, Jan-Willem de Vriend, Alfred Brendel, Gerhard Schultz and Vera Beths. Recently the quartet has been awarded the String Quartet Prize by the Kersjes-foundation, to further develop their music making.

The Animato Quartet is very privileged to make music on beautiful instruments. Shin plays a violin made by Nicolò Amati (1675, Cremona), graciously on loan thanks to a private sponsorship. Tim’s violin is made by Johannes Theodorus Cuypers (ca. 1750, The Hague), on loan from mr. Philip de Jong from Amsterdam. Elisa Karen plays a viola made by Marino Capicchioni (1965 Rimini) and Pieter plays a cello made by Johannes Theodorus Cuypers (1775-1780 The Hague) both given on loan from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.

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Agenda

2020

16.02.2020 // 20:00 // Bevangen door mooie dingen // Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden

25.01.2020 - 01.02.2020 // Strijkkwartet Biënnale // Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam

2019

19.08.2019 - 22.08.2019 // Zeister Muziekdagen // Evangelische Broedergemeente, Zeist

12.08.2019 - 16.08.2019 // Grachtenfestival // Grachtenfestival Amsterdam

20.05.2019 - 26.05.2019 // ECMA Grafenegg // Grafenegg, Oostenrijk

24.04.2019 - 30.04.2019 // ECMA Oslo // Oslo, Norwegen

22.03.2019 // 12:30 // Bevangen door mooie dingen // TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht

18.03.2019 // 20:00 // Bevangen door mooie dingen // Junushoff, Wageningen

25.02.2019 - 02.03.2019 // Kamermuziek festival Berlijn // Berlijn, Duitsland

13.02.2019 -17.02.2019 // Februari Festival // Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag

13.01.2019 // 11:00 // Palisium Concert // Podium Palisium, Eerbeek

09.01.2019 // 20:15 // JONGE NEDERLANDERS // Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Kleine Zaal, Amsterdam

2018

18.11.2018 // 15:00 // Kolonieconcerten // Koloniekerkje, Wilhelminaoord

29.09.2018 // 20:00 // Kunst in de kamer // Kunst in de Kamer, Voorschoten

27.09.2018 // 20:00 // St. Kamermuziek Oosterbeek // Vredebergkerk Oosterbeek

22.09.2018 // 20:00 // Frank van der Wal Fonds // Luthersekerkje Apeldoorn

22.09.2018 // 14:00 // Noorderkerk concerten // Noorderkerk Amsterdam

15.09.2018 - 19.09.2018 // ECMA Gent Festival // Gent België

12.08.2018 - 19.08.2018 // Davos Festival - Young Artist in Concert // Davos Festival, Switzerland

11.08.2018 // 16:00 // Grachtenfestival // Droog, Amsterdam

20.05.2018 - 27.05.2018 // ECMA Grafenegg // Grafenegg Kulturbetriebs, Oostenrijk

24.03.2018 // 20:00 // Kunst in de Kamer // Bodegrave

04.03.2018 - 08.03.2018 // ECMA Manchester // Manchester, England

11.02.2018 // 15:00 // Brackman trio and friends // Leimuidenstraat 18HS, Amsterdam

11.02.2018 // 10:00 // Spiegelzaal, Radio 4 // Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Amsterdam

02.02.2018 // 17:00 // Strijkkwartet Biënnale: Alfred Brendel // Muziekgebouw aan’t Ij, Amsterdam

07.01.2018 // 17:00 // Benefietconcert, Vera Beths // Muziek Centrum van de Omroep, Hilversum

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