Upcoming album From an urge to express emotions through music, the young Dutch composer Maarten ter Horst wrote his String Quartets No.1 and 2 (2017-2020). The works form a personal journey of love, doubt, fighting and hope. With a timeless, melodic musical language, Ter Horst shows a surprising new perspective on a classical tradition. According to the Helikon Quartet: "His music speaks for itself, we couldn't help but fall in love with it."
Release: June 2021
CD / String Quartets 1 & 2 / Helikon Quartet / Cobra Records
Helikon Quartet - Excerpt from String Quartet No.1
String Quartet No.2
Livestream (temporarily available online)
Spiegelzaal NPO Radio 4
From String Quartet No.2 (starts around 16′30″)
Our crowdfunding goal was reached within 25 hours!
Floor van der Holst interviewed me for the release of Introspect on the high quality digital music platform. I tell her about the collaboration with the Helikon Quartet and Cobra Records, and about how it all started.
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The Helikon Quartet and I have had a successful crowdfunding campaign for recording my String Quartets 1 and 2 for the Cobra Records label.
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