About us

4 Horizons, 4 Instruments, 16 Strings.

Belgium, Spain, Serbia, Germany? So what! What separates us? A lot of things! What unites us? Even more! Spontaneity, self-doubt, fun, perfection, stress, fear, adrenaline, basic trust, joy, madness, and time and again: music, music, music. The intimate feeling of being able to strike a chord. To find each another. Among ourselves. And our listeners, our audience. So different. So united.

The Adelphi Quartet

Maxime MICHALUK (Violin I / Belgium)
Esther AGUSTÍ MATABOSCH (Violin II / Spain)
Marko MILENKOVIĆ (Viola / Serbia)
Nepomuk BRAUN (Cello / Germany)

The ADELPHI Quartet consists of four European musicians. Founded in 2017, the quartet studied with Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartett) at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and received valuable support from Eberhard Feltz and Valentin Erben.

 

In 2020, the quartet was awarded 1st prize in the prestigious Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation String Quartet Competition at the Heidelberger Frühling String Quartet Festival and the following year, they were prize winners at the 12th International Competition "Premio Paolo Borciani" in Reggio Emilia (Italy).

 

Concert highlights to date include performances at the Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, Kammermusik Wiesbaden, Musiktage Mondsee, the International Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg and the Théâtre de Namur (Belgium). In 2021, the ADELPHI Quartet showed another facet of its skills with the world premiere of Bushra El-Turk's "Saffron Dusk", recorded at the Bibliotheksaal Polling. 

 

The quartet also gave performances of Schubert's String Quintet with Valentin Erben (cellist of the Alban Berg Quartet) and participated in exchange programmes at McGill University in Montreal and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. 

The four musicians of the quartet studied with prominent professors teachers? such as Igor Ozim, Benjamin Schmid, Rainer Schmidt, Thomas Riebl, Lawrence Power, Heinrich Schiff and Clemens Hagen, among others. u.a. in der Wigmore Hall, im Brighton Dome, beim Aldeburgh Festival und gemeinsam mit Maria João Pires beim Armonie d’arte Festival in Italien an. 

 

The four musicians of the quartet studied with prominent teachers such as Igor Ozim, Benjamin Schmid, Rainer Schmidt, Thomas Riebl, Lawrence Power, Heinrich Schiff and Clemens Hagen, among others. 

 

Following its success at the Young Classical Artists Trust International Auditions, the ADELPHI Quartet has been a YCAT Artist since June 2021. It has also been selected as the first YCAT Hans Keller Artist in a new partnership with the Cosman Keller Art & Music Trust.

The four musicians – each an outstanding instrumentalist in their own right – have long ago developed into a delightfully balanced ensemble. Their interpretive style is characterised by a sensitive understanding of music and a great sense of responsibility towards the masterpieces of their repertoire.
Valentin Erben
A very interesting young ensemble, with a beautiful understanding of phrasing, harmony and music. They are inspiring to listen to, and make you want to play with them.
Antoine Tamestit