String quartet with members of the Royal Danish Orchestra, the world’s oldest orchestra, dating back to 1448, when it served King Christian I as the Royal Court Trumpet Corps. Many great conductors and composers have over the years worked with the Royal Danish Orchestra, among others Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, Sergiu Celibidache and Daniel Barenboim. The orchestra is famed in particular for its string timbre and enjoys privileged access to an exclusive collection of stringed instruments by the great Italian masters. Today, the orchestra performs symphonic concerts and accompanies opera and ballet performances at the Royal Danish Theatre. The orchestra has conducted numerous concert tours, performing at the Wiener Musikverein and New York’s Lincoln Center Festival, among other places.
The Quartet members are:
Lars Bjørnkjaer, violin | concertmaster with the Royal Danish Orchestra
Göran Rydström, violin
Sune Ranmo, viola
Joel Laakso, cello | principal cellist with the Royal Danish Orchestra