Germany’s famed Leipzig String Quartet makes local debut


Beethoven’s sixteen string quartets are arguably the most influential, beautiful, and riveting chamber works ever written. We are in the middle of an extraordinary event: the opportunity to hear all of Beethoven’s quartets performed in Burlington, something that hasn’t taken place for ten years, and never by six different quartets from around the world.

One of Europe’s most renowned chamber ensembles, the Leipzig String Quartet, is set to perform on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 pm at the College Street Congregational Church in Burlington.

Since its founding in 1988, the Leipzig String Quartet has garnered the attention of international critics and audiences with its distinctive dark timbre and meticulously sculpted interpretations of a widely varied repertoire. Formed originally by the string principals of the renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Quartet continues to uphold the principles of sound and integrity ascribed to this great orchestra. Called “one of the towering and most versatile quartets of our time” by the Neue Zuercher Zeitung and lauded by The New York Times for presenting “rich, mellow, unadulterated beauty” and a true “Leipzig sound,” the Quartet is considered one of the world’s great chamber ensembles.

Tickets are available at or by calling (802) 863-5966. For questions, please call (802) 658-2592.

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