Noga Quartet
Biography, Audio/Video, Photos, Programs
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Biography

Photo: Neda Navaee

“Noga Quartet (France/Israel) is a stand-alone Jewel of a quartet. Each work they play receives special attention for thoughtful authenticity” HUDSONSOUNDS.ORG

“As expected, the Noga players won the major Monash University Grand Prize” THE SUNDAY MORNING HERALD  

“Le Quatuor Noga entre en scène et d’emblée nous projète sur une autre planète: les nuances sont infinitésimales, les couleurs, d’une infine richesse, la précision, chirurgicale” LE DEVOIR, MONTREAL

The Noga Quartet follows the great tradition of chamber music that enthrals in performances of some of the greatest compositions of the string quartet repertoire. Since winning first prize in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2015, it has been invited to perform in Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium and France. For the Noga Quartet, string quartet playing is the pinnacle of musical expression. “We love working together. Conveying the life in this music is what we are about. There is nothing more satisfying than celebrating the great string quartet repertoire, from the classics of the past to more contemporary works.”

Established in Berlin in 2009, the Noga Quartet has an impressive musical pedigree, with coaching from both the Artemis Quartet and the Alban Berg Quartet. Members have also been privileged to perform in masterclasses with some of the world’s greatest chamber musicians: Volker Jacobsen, Philipe de Groote, Peter Schuhmayer, Atar Arad, Thomas Riebl, Paul Katz, Timothy Eddy, Miriam Fried and Andras Keller.

The quartet is based in Berlin where its members are fully committed to music making at the highest level, also performing with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. With three of the members originally from France and one from Israel and Italy, the quartet shows a flair for a wide variety of musical repertoire, with an original character to its interpretations and sound.

During its formative years, the Noga Quartet was selected to take part in a number of prestigious international competitions and festivals, including the Premio Borciani in 2014, the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2010 and 2013, the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, the Ravinia Music Festival in 2011 and the McGill Quartet Academy in 2010 and 2012. The quartet received a scholarship from the Ottilie-Selbach-Redslob foundation in Berlin in 2010, and in 2014 won first prize in the competition of the Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation in Berlin. 

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Audio/Video

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Programs

Program 1 (Noga Quartet + Siobhan Stagg, Soprano, click)

– Transkriptions by Joan Bachs –

Debussy

Ariettes oubliées -arr. by J. Bachs for Soprano and Quartet

G. Kurtág

Six Moments Musicaux

Poulenc

Banalités – arr. by J. Bachs for Soprano and Quartet

Intermission

Mendelssohn
“Ist es wahr” Op.9 no.1 – arr. by J. Bachs for Soprano and Quartet

String quartet Op 13 no. 2 

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Program 2 (Noga Quartet)

Schubert

String quartet in E flat major D 87

Brahms

String quartet in c minor Op. 51/1

Intermission

Beethoven

String quartet in E flat major Op. 127

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Program 3 (Noga Quartet)

Schubert

String quartet in E flat major D 87

Ligeti

1st string quartet

Intermission

Beethoven
String quartet in E flat major Op. 127

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Program 4 (Noga Quartet)

Kurtag

Six Moments Musicaux

Ligeti

1st string quartet “Métamorphoses nocturnes”

Intermission

Mozart

“Dissonances Quartet” K 465

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Program 5 (Noga Quartet)

Mozart

“Dissonances Quartet” K465

Kurtag

Six Moments Musicaux

Intermission

Debussy

String quartet in G major

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Programm 6 (Noga Quartet)

Haydn

String quartet in b minor, Op. 33 no. 1

Ligeti

1st string quartet “Métamorphoses nocturnes”

Intermission

Schubert

“The Death and the Maiden”

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Program 7 (Noga Quartet)

Schubert

String quartet in E flat major, D87

Kurtag

Six Moments Musicaux

Intermission

Brahms

String quartet in a minor, Op. 51 no. 2

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From December 2018

Program 8 (Noga Quartet)

J. Haydn

String quartet in b minor, Op. 33 no. 1

Debussy

String quartet in G major

Intermission

Beethoven

String Quartett no 15 in a minor, Op. 132

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Programm 9 (Noga Quartet)

Beethoven

String quartet in D major Op. 18 no. 3

Bartok

String quartet no. 6

Intermission

Schubert

String quartet no. 13in  a minor “Rosamunde”

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Programm 10 (Noga Quartet)

Beethoven

String quartet in D major Op. 18 no. 3

Kurtag

Officium breve in memoriam Andreæ Szervánszky

Intermission

Beethoven

String Quartett no 15 in a minor, Op. 132

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Haydn Op. 33 – series (Noga Quartet)

Program H1

J. Haydn

String Quartett in  C major, Op. 33 no. 3

Dutilleux

Ainsi La Nuit

J. Haydn

String quartet in b minor, Op. 33 no. 1

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Program H2

J. Haydn

String quartet in B major, Op. 33 no. 4

Ligeti

1st string quartet “Métamorphoses nocturnes”

J. Haydn

String quartet in E flat major,Oop. 33 no. 2

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Program H3

J. Haydn

String quartet in D major, Op. 33 no. 6

Kurtag

Six Moments Musicaux

J. Haydn

String quartet in G major, Op. 33 no. 5

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