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Copenhagen Piano Quartet

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Copenhagen Piano Quartet is a young piano quartet based in Copenhagen but with roots in Denmark, the Czech Republic and Poland, consisting of Benedikte Damgaard (violin), Kristina ­Fialova (viola), Adam Stadnicki (cello) and Neel Bramsnæs Teilmann (piano). The quartet won the Val Tidone International Chamber Music Competition in 2013, the Royal Danish Academy of Music’s Chamber Music Competition 2012 and was a prize winner in both the ­Danish ­Radio’s Chamber Music Competition in 2014 and in the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria in 2012. In 2013 the quartet received the special mentioning in the Concorso di ­Esecuzione Musicale – Terza Edizione Internazionale in Italy as the best chamber music ­ensemble of the competition.

CPQ was formed in 2010, and from 2012-15 the four members studied 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 lecturer Jens Elvekjaer (Trio con Brio Copenhagen). In master classes they have 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 and the same year CPQ was chosen for the Young Elite program by the Danish government. The quartet has performed widely around Denmark, and in Norway, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany and China.