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Copenhagen Piano Quartet is a young and rising piano quartet rooted in Denmark, Czech Republic and Poland consisting of Benedikte Damgaard: violin, Kristina Fialova: viola, Adam Stadnicki: cello and Neel Teilmann: piano.

The quartet has won the Val Tidone International Chamber Music Competition in Italy 2013 and The Royal Danish Academy of Music's Chamber Music Competition 2012 and was a prize winner in the Danish Radio’s Chamber Music Competition in 2014 and in the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria 2012.

It was formed in 2010 and is currently studying as an ensemble in the soloist class of the Royal Danish Academy of Music under the guidance of chamber music professor Tim Frederiksen as well as pianist and docent Jens Elvekjaer (Trio con Brio). In master classes they had the pleasure of working with capacities such as the Fauré Quartett, Leif-Ove Andsnes, Christian Ihle Hadland and Lars Anders Tomter.

CPQ has received a grant from the prestigious Léonie Sonning Music Fund and the big Jacob Gade scholarship in 2013. The quartet has performed widely around Denmark, in Norway, Italy, Czech Republic and Germany. The concert season 14/15 includes performances in Denmark, Italy and China.

Live Dates

09/02/2015   New video: Copenhagen Piano Quartet plays Kuhlau
See the presentation video for Copenhagen String Quartet's debut album with piano quartets by Friedrich Kuhlau.
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04/02/2015   Prize-winning quartet ready for debut and CD release
When the Copenhagen Piano Quartet burst on the scene as a professional chamber ensemble, Dacapo Records present the ensemble's ambitious debut CD
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20/02/2016   Audiophile Audition

FRIEDRICH KUHLAU: Piano Quartets 1 & 2
4/5 Stars

'The young Copenhagen Piano Quartet attack and conquer the difficulties with aplomb and ravishing sophistication. Nice job!'
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01/11/2015   Nordis

Kuhlau: Klaverkvartetter 1 & 2
4/5 Stars

"Kuhlau neu entdecken"
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08/09/2015   American Record Guide

Kuhlau: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
"...if you must have immaculate string tone or prefer a less aggressive piano, this beautiful, well-balanced SACD might be just what you’re looking for."
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25/06/2015   Gramophone

Friedrich Kuhlau: Klaverkvartetter 1 & 2
"Let’s have the Third Quartet and some more Kuhlau from these fine young Danish musicians"
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01/05/2015   Magasinet Klassisk

Debutterende dansk kvartet har fod på Kuhlau
4/6 Stars

"På cd'en viser CPQ et omhyggeligt arbejde, stor koncentration, modenhed, sikker intonation og flot klang individuelt og sammen."
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07/04/2015   MusicWeb International

Friedrich Kuhlau: Klaverkvartetter 1 & 2
"What we have here are two pieces of very high quality music with melody and energy. The recordings are spacious and detailed with the piano placed behind the strings and with the ambience of the acoustically excellent, and rather beautiful, DKDM Concert Hall subtly present."
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01/04/2015   Classical CD Review

Friedrich Kuhlau: Klaverkvartetter 1 & 2
"These are full-scale works that display the composer's skill in writing for the piano."
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04/03/2015   Kristeligt Dagblad

Herlig kammermusik af Kuhlau
5/6 Stars

"Det unge ensemble Copenhagen Piano Quartet spiller med stor omhu og sikker stilfornemmelse."
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04/03/2015   Politiken

Et frisk kuld fra rugekassen
4/6 Hjerter

"Det nye danske ensemble gør guldaldermusikken mange tjenester. Pianisten trækker et stort læs uden at virke for hårdt spændt for. Strygerne strutter af positiv energi og opmærksomhed i indspilninger. [...] Det er god musik, og Copenhagen Piano Quartet får den til at leve med en fin friskhed."
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Photo: Thomas Rockall Muus


Piano Quartets 1 & 2
Piano Quartets 1 & 2
Friedrich Kuhlau

SACD 6.220596 (2015)

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