Thomas Beijer (photo Simon van Boxtel)

Thomas Beijer: pianist and composer

Meccore String Quartet + Thomas Beijer
Sat 23 Nov 2024 20:15 - 22:00
Sat 23 Nov 2024
20:15 - 22:00
  • Sat 23 Nov 2024
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


Juliusz Zarębski Piano Quintet
Thomas Beijer New work for String Quartet
Johannes Brahms Piano Quintet


Meccore String Quartet:
Wojciech Koprowski violin
Aleksandra Bryła violin
Michał Bryła viola
Marcin Mączyński cello

Thomas Beijer piano

New string quartet by a contemporary uomo universale

‘A modern-day uomo universale’. This is how the committee of the Nederlandse Muziekprijs (Dutch Music Award) described Thomas Beijer in 2022 when awarding him the highest state honour in music. Beijer is a pianist, composer, arranger, illustrator, animation filmmaker and writer, and will today present his new string quartet for the Meccore String Quartet. He will also take place behind the piano himself for piano quintets by the 19th-century composers Johannes Brahms and Julius Zarębski. 

‘The Meccore String Quartet is without doubt the best Polish quartet ever,’ says Günter Pichler, primarius of the legendary Alban Berg Quartet. The Meccore String Quartet has made a big splash on the international scene since it was founded in 2007, particularly with their stunning recording of the Penderecki string quartets. In addition to Brahms’ famous Piano Quintet, they and Thomas Beijer are now performing the rarely heard but wonderful quintet by Juliusz Zarębski.