The Basler Streichquartett was founded in 1996 at the Musik Akademie Basel. The Basler Streichquartett offers its own concert series with exceptional programmes in Basel and Zurich in collaboration with directors, actors, visual artists, dancers and writers.
Shortly after its inception, the Basler Streichquartett was invited to perform at international festivals in Paris, Jerusalem and Schleswig-Holstein, where audiences and the press greeted it with great enthusiasm. It won the competition of the Basler Orchestergesellschaft in 1998 and the International Max Reger Quartet Competition in Weimar in 1999. The quartet received Basel Land's cultural sponsorship prize in the autumn of 2000 and released a CD under the amphion-records label featuring works by Haydn, Beethoven, Wolf and Kurtag in the same year.
Invitations from the ISCM Basel and the ISCM Berne, the Internationalen Musikmonat Basel and Davos Festival followed. The Basler Streichquartett gave a lecture recital with Walter Levin on the occasion of a Schönberg exhibition at the Schirn in Frankfurt. The quartet performed its debut at the Tonhalle in Zurich in 2006. Highlights from 2007 – 2009 include performing concerts in Rumania, at the Veress-Festival Bern, at Espace 2's Schubertiade and participating in the composition workshop at the Ernen Musikdorf Festival.
Over the last several years, the Basler Streichquartett has world-premiered quartet works by Charles Koechlin (Freiburg/Albert-Konzerte), Daniel Glaus, Daniel Biro, Gustav Friedrichson, Mathias Ruegg, Chris Weinheimer (Saarbrücken in collaboration with the Saarländischen Rundfunk), Roland Moser and Martin Derungs.Members:
Isabelle Ladewig (violin)Stella Mahrenholz
Stéphanie Meyer (violoncello)
Daniel Glaus: Naezach
Roland Moser: Zweigung