Babylon Quartet is a versatile, dynamic ensemble that aims to reignite public interest in chamber music with their passion, unquestionable professionalism and cultural diversity. They are always on the lookout for expanding the concept of string quartet with new works, use of new media and fusion with other art forms, as well as reimagining and revitalizing the established repertoire.
Having won Grote Kamermuziek Prijs 2015, Babylon Quartet has performed at some of the most prestigious stages in Netherlands: Het Concertgebouw, De Doelen, TivoliVredenburg and many others. The quartet was also a finalist of Storioni Toonzaal Prijs 2015 and Grachten Festival Conservatorium Concours 2016. Other notable performances include an exceptionally well-received debut at Janine Jansen’s Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht 2015 and a successful premiere of a new piece written for Babylon Quartet by McDaniel Brothers (‘Ghosts’ for string quartet and live electronics) at Classical:NEXT 2016 conference (De Doelen, Rotterdam).
Babylon Quartet is grateful to have guidance from such established and inspiring musicians as Janet Krause, Michel Strauss, Philippe Graffin, Mikhail Zemtsov, Asdis Valdimarsdottir, Peter Brunt, Jaap ter Linden, Quiroga Quartet, Skampa Quartet and Storioni Trio. In 2015, the quartet became the first ensemble to be enrolled in a brand new Chamber Music Master program at the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague.
Violin 1: Leonid Nikishin; Violin 2: Danielle Daoukayeva; Viola: Kellen McDaniel; Cello: William McLeish.
Het Concertgebouw – Amsterdam
NedPhO Koepel – Amsterdam
De Doelen – Rotterdam
TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht
Muziekgebouw – Eindhoven
Toonzaal – Den Bosch,
De Vereeniging – The Hague
Mauritshuis – The Hague
Maltezerhuis – Utrecht
Rietveld Theater – Delft
Bernard Haitinkzaal – Conservatory of Amsterdam
Arnold Schoenbergzaal Royal Conservatoire – The Hague
Chateau Saint-Loup – France.
Janine Jansen Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival 2015, Utrecht
International Chamber Music Festival 2015, The Hague
BumaClassical 2015, Utrecht
Classical:NEXT 2016 conference, Rotterdam
Festival Classique 2016, The Hague
Grachtenfestival 2016, Amsterdam
Delft Chambermusic Festival 2016, Delft
Klassiek op het Amstelveld Festival 2016, Amsterdam
Kunst in de Kamer concert series 2015/2016 (Lelystad and Voorschoten)