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BIOGRAPHY

The Philharmonic String Quartet represents chamber musical excellence of the Berlin Philharmonic: cosmopolitan, versatile and artistically passionate. In the winter of 2018, three young Philharmonic members — Helena Madoka Berg (violin), Dorian Xhoxhi (violin) and Naoko Shimizu (viola) — founded a new ensemble out of a desire to make music together with enthusiasm. Together with Christoph Heesch (cello), who brings his experience as a soloist to this intimate setting of making music, they strive to inspire their listeners with fresh impulses and outstanding sound quality.

The musicians are aware that they are following in great footsteps: with the Philharmonic String Quartet they are continuing the venerable tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic’s ensembles of making chamber music at the highest level. All four musicians have won various top-class competitions and have vast experience in various chamber music formations. The Philharmonic String Quartet offers them the opportunity to create their own musical expression. They feel less committed to a certain style than to their virtuosity, and they follow the motto of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “… because we love to talk to all kinds of masters – with the old and modern.”

BIOGRAPHY

The Philharmonic String Quartet represents chamber musical excellence of the Berlin Philharmonic: cosmopolitan, versatile and artistically passionate. In the winter of 2018, three young Philharmonic members — Helena Madoka Berg (violin), Dorian Xhoxhi (violin) and Naoko Shimizu (viola) — founded a new ensemble out of a desire to make music together with enthusiasm. Together with Christoph Heesch (cello), who brings his experience as a soloist to this intimate setting of making music, they strive to inspire their listeners with fresh impulses and outstanding sound quality.

The musicians are aware that they are following in great footsteps: with the Philharmonic String Quartet they are continuing the venerable tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic’s ensembles of making chamber music at the highest level. All four musicians have won various top-class competitions and have vast experience in various chamber music formations. The Philharmonic String Quartet offers them the opportunity to create their own musical expression. They feel less committed to a certain style than to their virtuosity, and they follow the motto of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “… because we love to talk to all kinds of masters – with the old and modern.”

March 2022

Review of the new album in the German newspaper “Tagesspiegel”

„Empfindsamkeit, Wehmut, Übermut: Böhmen liegt an der Spree, dank der jungen Philharmoniker Helena Madoka Berg, Dorian Xhoxhi und Kyoungmin Park, die mit Christoph Heesch einen heiteren Dovrák und die kühnen Träume von Josef Suk beseelen.“ (Translation: “Sensibility, wistfulness, exuberance: Bohemia resides on the Spree, thanks to the young Philharmonics Helena Madoka Berg, Dorian Xhoxhi and Kyoungmin Park, who animate a serene Dovrák with Christoph Heesch and the bold dreams of Josef Suk.”) – Tagesspiegel, 13.03.2022

Review of the new album in the German magazine “Pizzicato”

15.05.22 Concert in the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic Hall

Works by Dvořák, Schulhoff and Hartmann.

For more information: https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/konzerte/kalender/details/53824/

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March 2022

Review of the new album in the German newspaper “Tagesspiegel”

„Empfindsamkeit, Wehmut, Übermut: Böhmen liegt an der Spree, dank der jungen Philharmoniker Helena Madoka Berg, Dorian Xhoxhi und Kyoungmin Park, die mit Christoph Heesch einen heiteren Dovrák und die kühnen Träume von Josef Suk beseelen.“ (Translation: “Sensibility, wistfulness, exuberance: Bohemia resides on the Spree, thanks to the young Philharmonics Helena Madoka Berg, Dorian Xhoxhi and Kyoungmin Park, who animate a serene Dovrák with Christoph Heesch and the bold dreams of Josef Suk.”) – Tagesspiegel, 13.03.2022

Review of the new album in the German magazine “Pizzicato”

15.05.22 Concert in the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic Hall

Works by Dvořák, Schulhoff and Hartmann.

For more information: https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/konzerte/kalender/details/53824/

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