The Van Kuijk Quartet’s international accolades boast First, Best Beethoven and Best Haydn Prizes at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition, First Prize and an Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, as well as becoming laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy. They were BBC New Generation Artists from 2015-17 and joined the prestigious ECHO Rising Stars roster for the 2017-18 season.
"Style, energy, and a sense of risk. These four young Frenchmen made the music smile."
"Ideas were tender and cherished and a sense of elusive fantasy magicked their exploration of texture and colour. Technique was refined enough to bring fine focus to the work of the imagination."
The Times (London)
"From the first note of Mozart’s Quartet in F to the final chord of the well-deserved Bizet encore, the playing was immaculate. Mozart’s feather-light touch provided plenty of opportunity for a sprightly tempo and a lightness of spirit. Sharp in focus and crystal clear, this was a perfect opener."