Quatuor van Kuijk
Nicolas Van Kuijk violin; Sylvain Favre-Bulle violin; Emmanuel François viola; Anthony Kondo cello
Amy Beach, Theme and Variations, for flute and strings, Op. 80
Joseph Haydn, Divertimento in G Major, Op. 5/2, Hob II: G4, Flute Quartet
Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Flute Quartet in D Major, K 285
Eva-Nina Kozmus is the only Slovenian laureate of the prestigious Eurovision Young Musician competition (2010): a victory that served as the overture to a vibrant international career. Currently a soloist at the Opera de Limoges in France, Kozmus has inspired many contemporary composers. An established presence at major international music festivals, she debuted at the Mozart Week in Salzburg in 2020.
A dedicated and sought-after chamber musician, Eva-Nina has joined forces with a celebrated Parisian quartet, Quatuor van Kuijk, the first French ensemble to have won the prestigious Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition (2015). Quatuor Van Kuijk studied with members of the Alban Berg, Artemis, Hagen and Ysaye quartets, and have since been taking the world of music by storm, enchanting critics and audiences alike.
A popular genre in late 18th century, the flute quartet’s mellifluous combination of flute and strings also inspired Amy Beach, a pioneering American female composer of the late nineteenth century and a national symbol of women’s creative power.
Lean, airy and transparent sound with rhythmic stability and well-judged, sometimes cooler projection.
Tal Agam, 2020
The confident and temperamental performance of the extremely talented and musical Eva-Nina Kozmus is distinguished by brilliant technique, as well as beautiful tone and cleanly articulated phrasing.