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Nightingale String Quartette


Nightingale String Quartet is based in Copenhagen and consists of Gunvor Sihm and Josefine Dalsgaard, violins, Marie Louise Broholt Jensen, viola, and Louisa Schwab, cello. The core of the quartet’s identity is their passion for the amazing string quartet repertoire as well as their strong love for each other as musicians and best friends.

Nightingale String Quartet is educated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where professor Tim Frederiksen, since the founding of the quartet in 2007, has been their mentor. They have also received coachings from professor Hatto Beyerle, founder of Alban Berg Quartet and European Chamber Music Academy in Hannover.

In june of 2008 the quartet won 1st prize at the Royal Danish Academy of Music’s chamber music competition, and the year after they won 2nd prize at the Danish Radio’s Chamber Music Competition. In 2010 Nightingale String Quartet was awarded 2nd prize at the international chamber music competition “Charles Hennen Concours” in Holland and the same year they received the Danish Radio P2 Talent Prize 2010 “for – with burning passion, irresistible zest, and contagious mutual responsiveness – making the classical string quartet flounder with life, so that the music speaks directly and strongly to the novel as well as the experienced listener”.
In 2011 the quartet received Léonie Sonnings Music scholarship, Jacob Gades scholarship as well as the Odd Fellow scholarship. As the recepient of the prestigious ‘Critic’s Artist Prize 2013’ Nightingale String Quartet appeared as soloist with Tivoli Symphony Orchestra in July 2013. In 2014 Nightingale String Quartet was named Gramophone “Young artist of the Year”, as the first ensemble in the history of the prize. In 2017, they got Carl-Nielsen honorable prize which is the highest honor for Danish classic musicians.