Concert No. 2
'Saftstationen - Damme'
"This is, no question, one of the best groups in the world, a great string quartet."
(Los Angeles Times).
The Henschel Quartet's musical journey includes many notable highlights. Henschel Quartett played at the official reopening of the Anna-Amalia Library in Weimar (on the UNESCO World Heritage List), traveled to Brussels as Cultural Ambassador for Germany.
In March 2010, the Quartet was privileged to perform in the Vatican in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI. The quartet is regularly invited to the Palacio Real in Madrid to play on the Royal Collection's four Stradivarians. In June 2012, the Henschel Quartet became the first European quartet in twenty years to perform all of Beethoven's string quartets in the prestigious Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
That same year, Monika Henschel became president of the newly formed Association of German String Quartets, and in 2013, Christoph Henschel was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Augsburg.
Highlights in recent seasons include concerts in London, Amsterdam, Munich, Yokohama, Tokyo, a major tour of Latin America and - for the second time - tour with star cellist Lynn Harrell and Schubert's major C major Quintet on the program.