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Written by Helen Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00
A. Bedenko & Alma Quartet
Alma Quartet was formed in 2014 and quickly gained reputation as one of the most thrilling ensembles in Holland. Their debut album: Schulhoff Complete String Quartets has received stellar international praise. The Gramophone claimed "this set shoots straight to the top" and also admired the quartet for being "capable of the most seductive playing". The album was chosen for the 2017 Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik 'Bestenliste' and was also featured on several German national radio stations including Deutschlandfunk and SWR2, the latter hailing Alma's Schulhoff cycle as the "new reference recording".
Future engagements include a tour through China in July 2019 with clarinetist Alexander Bedenko, concerts at the 2020 String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam such as ‘Quartet Satz’, the latest string quartet by Philip Glass and a show together with jazz saxophonist Benjamin Herman, a world premiere by Serbian composer Milica Djordjevič at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam as well as debut performances at Diligentia Den Haag, Oosterpoort Groningen and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. The recording of their new album for Gutman Records with the Ravel and Debussy string quartets is scheduled to be released in autumn 2019.