New Esterházy Quartet

  • Type of music played: Early Classical
  • Type of Ensemble: Chamber ensemble
  • Number of players in group: 3-4
  • Fee range of programs: $3,000-$4,999
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Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play: 
Kati Kyme, violin 1 & 2; Anthony Martin, viola; William Skeen, 'cello; Lisa Weiss, violin 1 & 2
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Founded in 2006, the New Esterházy Quartet commemorates the Hungarian estate where Joseph Haydn lived and worked, and the noble family who were his employers. The name also honors Quartetto Esterházy, the pioneering historical quartet, with the blessing of founder/ leader Jaap Schroeder. NEQ’s players are period-instrument and chamber artists Kati Kyme, Anthony Martin, William Skeen and Lisa Weiss, who have performed and recorded in the top echelon of early music ensembles worldwide. Their history as colleagues and friends endows the quartet with an unusual commonality of musical language and gesture, and provides a strong foundation for a unique and original ensemble voice. The quartet’s first three seasons included the first period-instrument Haydn cycle in North America. Recent seasons have added compositions dedicated to Haydn by Mozart and other composers, as well as quartets written by Haydn’s pupils, including Beethoven. Season VI will feature late Beethoven, Hoffmeister, Székely and Bartók.
Booking Contact Information
Booking Contact Person: 
Lisa Weiss, NEQ
Booking Contact Address: 
PO Box 251
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United States
Booking Contact Phone Number: 
(707) 451-4768
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(707) 451-4768
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Educational/Outreach add-ons available: 
Pre-concert Lecture/Demo; School programs; Classical Chamber Music workshop
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13: 
HAYDN IN AMERICA: THE MORAVIAN HERITAGE Three Haydn Quartets from 18th Century American parts preserved in the Archives of the Moravian Music Foundation in Winston-­Salem NC; PADRE, GUIDA, ED AMICO! Quartets by those two good friends and Masonic Brothers, Mozart and Haydn; STUDENTS OF HAYDN Quartets by Haydn and some of his many Viennese students, including Beethoven’s Op. 130; PAGES FROM HOFFMEISTER Quartets published in Franz Anton Hoffmeister’s Musical Magazine, including Mozart’s K.499, Haydn’s Op. 42, and a Quartet by Hoffmeister himself; HAYDN'S CREATION à5 with a Modern Narration: Haydn’s student Anton Wranitzky’s arrangement of Creation for viola quintet, with narration reflecting diverse creation stories from Africa to modern cosmology (NB: this program requires a higher fee for the extra violist and for the narrator); GRAND CONCERT SYMPHONIQUE Featuring Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A, K.414, Haydn’s Symphony No. 85 in Bb, La Reine (NB: this program requires a higher fee for the pianist and piano logistics)
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