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Quartet is a versatile, dynamic ensemble that aims to reignite public
interest in chamber music with their passion, unquestionable professionalism and
cultural diversity. They are always on the lookout for expanding the concept of
string quartet with new works, use of new media and fusion with other art forms,
as well as reimagining and revitalizing the established repertoire.
Having won Grote Kamermuziek Prijs 2015, Babylon Quartet has performed at some of the most prestigious stages in Netherlands: Het Concertgebouw, De Doelen, TivoliVredenburg and many others. The quartet was also a finalist of Storioni Toonzaal Prijs 2015 and Grachten Festival Conservatorium Concours 2016. Other notable performances include an exceptionally well-received debut at Janine Jansen’s Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht 2015 and a successful premiere of a new piece written for Babylon Quartet by McDaniel Brothers (‘Ghosts’ for string quartet and live electronics) at Classical:NEXT 2016 conference (De Doelen, Rotterdam).
Babylon Quartet is grateful to have guidance from such established and inspiring musicians as Janet Krause, Michel Strauss, Philippe Graffin, Mikhail Zemtsov, Asdis Valdimarsdottir, Peter Brunt, Jaap ter Linden, Quiroga Quartet, Skampa Quartet and Storioni Trio. In 2015, the quartet became the first ensemble to be enrolled in a brand new Chamber Music Master program at the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague.
Violin 1: Leonid Nikishin; Violin 2: Danielle Daoukayeva; Viola: Kellen McDaniel; Cello: William McLeish.