V O Y A G E R  Q U A R T E T

The Voyager Quartet was founded in 2014. Its members can all look back on successful careers in famous string quartets such as the Cherubini Quartet and Modern String Quartet, and in world­class orchestras such as the Symphony Orchestra of Bavarian Radio. The members of the Voyager Quartet thus combine a wealth of experience in numerous concerts worldwide at renowned music festivals like Ruhrtriennale, Rheingau Musikfestival, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Berliner Festwochen, Bregenzer Festspiele, Lucern Festival and in famous concert venues like Gewandhaus Leipzig, Wiener Musikverein oder Lincoln Center New York, which they have successfully fed into all manner of high­quality concert programmes over recent years.

 

 

P R E S S

"Finely played, closely miked, and intriguing."

Gramophone (London), The worlds´s leading classical music magazine

 

"A brave wordless experiment to capture the soul of the music."

The  Strad (London)

 

"I’m sure many lovers of Schubert’s music can derive a lot of pleasure from this issue. Moreover quartet lovers in general can wallow in the excellent playing of the Voyager Quartet. I’m already looking forward to their next journey – wherever it will be destined."

MusicWeb-International (United Kingdom)

 

“Some almost delirious moments were audible. This quartet is capable of playing the most wonderful pianissimo while developing an extremely tender, warm aura – magnificent.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung

 

“One can understand this aural picture without hearing the songs – a true work of art!”
Münchner Merkur

 

“Magic moments at the Arkadien Festival: the audience hardly dared draw breath; the four musicians played so movingly, truly breathtaking! The four string instruments just merged into one another. At the end, we were held captive, both by Schubert and the magnificent playing of the quartet.”
Münchner Merkur

 

"The Voyager Quartet’s violist Andreas Höricht has arranged twelve songs from Schubert’s Winterreise for quartet and linked them with short, individual intermezzi.
Of course, the question arises whether one can easily do without Wilhelm Müller’s texts, without his poetry, in order to capture even approximately the mood of this monument of romantic music? One is reluctant to do so, but it works. Even Andreas Höricht’s four-part arrangement does not deprive this cycle of its melancholy and scary intimacy.
He takes up the gloomy and sad mood in all its nuances, and his colleagues in the quartet play Winterreise in such a way that the entire atmosphere could not have been better expressed in words The listener experiences the whole range of emotional states between hope, courage to face life, resignation, fear and foreboding of death. Everything is said – without words.
The Voyager Quartet masters this challenge with particular expressiveness and also incites to hear Franz Schubert’s Winterreise in its original version again."

Pizzicato (Luxembourg)