The debut of the Delian::quartett at the Berliner Philharmonie in 2009 sparked off genuine torrents. Ever since the year it was founded in 2007 the doors of the famous concert halls and important festivals opened for the Delian::quartett. The echo of the ensemble’s first concerts catapulted them “practically overnight” (Die Rheinpfalz) right to the centre of the international concert scene. Since then the ensemble has performed, acclaimed by public and press alike, in major concert seasons in all of Europe and – as artistic ambassadors of the Goethe Institute – as far afield as Africa. It has been a celebrated guest in venues such as Konzerthaus Berlin, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Prinzregententheater München and Unione Musicale Turin. The unconventional and suggestive programmes make many of the Delianprojects an “authentic event” (Bonner General-Anzeiger) and a “fascination” (Frankfurter Neue Presse). Their “breathtaking interpretations” (Ostthüringer Zeitung), which appear like a “new birth from the spirit of music“ (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung), regularly attract attention. In 2018 the Delian::quartett‘s acclaimed performance of Chausson’s Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet op. 21, together with Liza Ferschtman and Benjamin Moser, was included as a live-recording in the Jubilee-Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr. In the same year the ensemble’s double CD “Cantai” was released, with Bach‘s “Art of Fugue” and Pierini’s „Cantai un tempo…“, which had been written for the Delian::quartett. A big commitment of the delian: :quartett applies the enlargement of the repertoire. They have premiered works by living composers Alberto Colla, Per Arne Glorvigen, Gabriel Iranyi, Christian Jost, Stefano Pierini and Uljas Pulkkis; most of those works have been inscribed to the Quartet.

The namesake of the Delian::quartett is the Greek god Apollo who was worshipped as god of the fine arts, the muses and especially music, and also named Delian after his place of birth, the island of Delos

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