This passionate, direct, authentic, and occasionally maverick quartet have created a style of their own, perfect for the composer inhabiting those same qualities: Beethoven. Marking their 20th anniversary in 2019, Quatuor Ebène have undertaken a project almost symphonic in scale: Beethoven Live Around the World.
In 2014 Quatuor Ebène were asked by Carnegie Hall to be the one string quartet to play the Beethoven Cycle in their Hall in 2020 to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. They accepted the invitation, but, characteristically taking it to the next level, they decided to perform and record the complete cycle live in concerts spread over six continents.
This concert is going to be a piece of Beethoven history; a moment when ‘Alle Menschen’ (all people—from his Ninth Symphony) are linked together around the world by these extraordinary string quartets, in a spirit of endeavour, creativity and humanity.