ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine Chamber Music Society will host the Danish String Quartet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at UMaine’s Minsky Recital Hall.
The quartet made its debut in the Copenhagen Summer Festival in 2002. The group has participated in numerous chamber music competitions with great success. After winning the Danish Radios Chamber Music Competition in 2004 as the youngest winners ever, they proceeded to win first prize in the Vagn Holmboe String Quartet Competition and the Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition in Holland. The Danish String Quartet furthermore won the No. 1 prize and the Audience Prize in the Trondheim International String Quartet Competition in 2005. In March 2009 they won the 1st prize in the Eleventh London International String Quartet Competition. The jury was thoroughly convinced of the quartet’s qualities and awarded the ensemble four additional prizes: The 20th Century Prize, the Beethoven Prize, the Sidney Griller Award and the Menton Festival Prize.
The program for the upcoming concert at UMaine will include Mozart’s “Quartet in D minor,” Janacek Kreutzer’s “Sonata” and Nielsen’s “Quartet in F Major, Op. 44.”
For tickets, visit collinscenterforthearts.com or call 581-1755.