„The ensemble’s playing is incredibly solid and well-balanced. All four musicians perform at the same level and their music-making is enthralling.“

JAEYOUNG KIM, YOUNG-UK KIM (VIOLINs), KYUHYUN KIM (VIOLA), WONHAE LEE (VIOLONCELLO)

With these words closes the 2019 review by RBB kulturradio of the quartet’s third album including the Berg’s Lyric Suite and Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden”.

Established at the Korean National University of Arts in 2007, the Novus String Quartet is one of the leading chamber music ensembles in Korea, and first caused a sensation in Europe in 2012 when they earned the Second Prize in the string quartet category at the renowned ARD Music Competition. Two years later the quartet crowned itself with the First Prize at the Salzburg Mozart Competition where Lukas Hagen of the Hagen Quartet was the Jury Chair. Ever since the quartet is filling the international concert halls and inspires audience and critics likewise.

One year after its founding, the quartet celebrated inaugural success at the International Chamber Music Competition Osaka, where the musicians were awarded 3rd Prize. One year later, the quartet received also the 3rd Prize at the 2009 Chamber Music Competition in Lyon.

From 2011 to 2014, the Novus String Quartet studied with the Professors Christoph Poppen and Hariolf Schlichtig at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and in the season of 14/15 at the Hochschule für Musik in Lübeck with Professor Heime Müller, former member of the Artemis Quartet. Since June 2016, the Belcea Quartet has been the mentor of the Novus String Quartet, and included them in their Belcea Quartet Trust Coaching Scheme.

Their first CD (Novus Quartet #1) was released at the French Label Aparté in Spring 2016, presenting works from Beethoven, Webern and the rarely played Korean composer Isang Yun.  The 2nd recording including Tchaikovsky’s 1st string quartet as well as the sextet “Souvenir de Florence” was released in Autumn 2017, followed by the recording of the string quartet with Berg’s Lyric Suite and Schubert’s quartet “Death and the Maiden” in the Spring of 2019 which was chosen as sélection album by Le Monde in January 2019.

The 2020/2021 season will see them perform at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Tonhalle Zurich, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Konzerthaus Dortmund and the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. In addition festival concerts at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as well as the Festival of Los Angeles Philharmonic are in their schedule.

„These players are in their mid-twenties, but already display technical address and musical instincts beyond their years, relishing the emotional highs and lows of these composers’ most restless idioms.”

„These players are in their mid-twenties, but already display technical address and musical instincts beyond their years, relishing the emotional highs and lows of these composers’ most restless idioms.”

News

New cellist @Novus String Quartet

New cellist @Novus String Quartet

Our cellist Wongwhee Moon, who was a quartet member for 13 years, has left us in October. We wish him luck for his bright future! The new cellist Wonhae Lee has joined us already - welcome! Our first performances will be end of November in Incheon (Korea).

Concerts

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12/02/2019 20:15
Turnhout (BE)

Jean Sibelius: Andante Festivo
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Streichquartett Quartett Nr. 3 D-Dur op. 44 Nr. 1 MWV R 30
Franz Schubert: Streichquartett Nr. 14 d-Moll D 810 ”Der Tod und das Mädchen”
De Warande

 

13/02/2019 20:15
Maasmechelen (BE)

Jean Sibelius: Andante Festivo
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Streichquartett Quartett Nr. 3 D-Dur op. 44 Nr. 1 MWV R 30
Franz Schubert: Streichquartett Nr. 14 d-Moll D 810 ”Der Tod und das Mädchen”

St Pieterskerk Leut

 

24/02/2019 15:15
Haarlem (NL)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Streichquartett Quartett Nr. 3 D-Dur op. 44 Nr. 1
Franz Schubert: Streichquartett Nr. 14 d-Moll D 810  ”Der Tod und das Mädchen”

 

22/03/2019 20:00
KÖLN

Ottorino Respighi: Quartetto dorico
Alban Berg: Lyrische Suite für Streichquartett
Anton Dvorák: Streichquartett Nr. 13 G-Dur op. 106

Kölner Philharmonie

 

25/03/2019 13:00
London

Ottorino Respighi: Quartetto dorico
Alban Berg: Lyrische Suite für Streichquartett

Wigmore Hall

 

01/04/2019 19:30
WIEN

Franz Schubert: Streichquartett Nr. 12 c-Moll D 703 (1820) ”Quartettsatz”
Alban Berg: Lyrische Suite für Streichquartett
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Quintett Nr. 2 B-Dur op. 87 MWV R 33

with Krzysztof Chorzelski, Viola
Konzerthaus, Mozartsaal

 

12/06/2019 19:30
Náměšť nad Oslavou (CZ)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Oktett für vier Violinen, zwei Violen und zwei Violoncelli Es-Dur op. 20
Louis Spohr: Doppelquartett Nr. 3 e-Moll, op. 87
with Graffe Quartet

Zámek Náměšť nad Oslavou – Zámecká knihovna

 

22/06/2019 19:30
TAIPEI

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat major, KV 458 ”Hunt”
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Streichquartett Quartett Nr. 3 D-Dur op. 44 Nr. 1
Franz Schubert: Streichquartett Nr. 14 d-Moll D 810 ”Der Tod und das Mädchen”

Eslite Performance Hall

 

17/08/2019 20:15
Zeist (NL)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Streichquartett Nr. 19 C-Dur KV 465 “Dissonanzenquartett”
Béla Bartók: Streichquartett Nr. 6 D-Dur
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Oktett für vier Violinen, zwei Violen und zwei Violoncelli Es-Dur op. 20

With the Belcea Quartet

@ Kirche der Evangelischen Brüdergemeinschaft in Zeist

 

20/08/2019 20:15
ZEIST (NL)

Joseph Haydn: Streichquartett Nr. 6 D-Dur op. 17 Hob III: 30
Alban Berg: Lyrische Suite für Streichquartett
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Quintett Nr. 2 B-Dur op. 87 MWV R 33 (für zwei Violinen, zwei Violen und Violoncello)

with Alexander Pavlovsky, Viola

@ Kirche der Evangelischen Brüdergemeinschaft in Zeist

 

22/08/2019 20:00
WISSEMBOURG (FR)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Streichquartett Nr. 17 B-Dur KV 458 “Jagdquartett”
Leos Janácek: Streichquartett Nr. 1 “Kreutzersonate”
Anton Dvorák: Streichquartett Nr. 7 a-Moll op. 16

@ Kulturzentrum La Nef Wissembourg

 

24/08/2019 18:00
WISSEMBOURG (FR)

Ottorino Respighi: Quartetto dorico
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Streichquartett Nr. 3 D-Dur op. 44 Nr. 1 MWV R 30
Friedrich (Bedrich) Smetana: Streichquartett Nr. 1 e-Moll “Aus meinem Leben”

 

26/09/2019 20:00
SINGAPORE

Franz Schubert: Streichquartett Nr. 12 c-Moll D 703 ”Quartettsatz”
Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky: Streichsextett d-Moll op. 70 ”Souvenir de Florence”
with Ophélia Gaillard, Miguel Da Silva

 

02/11/2019 20:00
FISCHERHUDE

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Streichquartett Nr. 17 B-Dur KV 458 ”Jagdquartett”
Gideon Klein: Streichquartett op. 2
Johannes Brahms: Streichquartett Nr. 2 a-Moll op. 51 Nr. 2

Butmanns Hof

 

03/11/2019 18:00
WUPPERTAL

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Streichquartett Nr. 17 B-Dur KV 458 ”Jagdquartett”
Gideon Klein: Streichquartett op. 2
Johannes Brahms: Streichquartett Nr. 2 a-Moll op. 51 Nr. 2

Historische Stadthalle, Aula

 

10/12/2019 20:00
Stuttgart

Ottorino Respighi: Quartetto dorico
Alban Berg: Lyrische Suite für Streichquartett
Franz Schubert: Streichquartett Nr. 14 d-Moll D 810 ”Der Tod und das Mädchen”

Liederhalle, Mozart-Saal

 

12/01/2020 17:00
La Rochelle (FR)

Franz Schubert: Streichquartett Nr. 12 c-Moll D 703 (1820) ”Quartettsatz”
Johannes Brahms: Streichquartett Nr. 2 a-Moll op. 51 No. 2
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Streichquintett Nr. 2 B-Dur op. 87

Novus String Quartet, Lise Berthaud

Grand Théâtre de la Coursive

 

18/01/2020 19:30
Bonn

Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 11 f-Moll op. 95 ”Quartetto serioso”

Beethoven-Haus

 

 

24/01/2020 20:00
Antwerpen (BE)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 5 A-Dur op. 18 Nr. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 11 f-Moll op. 95 ”Quartetto serioso”
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 12 Es-Dur op. 127

De Singel, Blauwe Zaal

 

26/01/2020 15:00
Lissabon (PT)

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 5 in A major, op. 18 Nr. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 11 f-Moll op. 95 ”Quartetto serioso”
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 12 Es-Dur op. 127

Grande Auditório Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian

 

02/02/2020 11:00
Basel

Alban Berg: Lyrische Suite für Streichquartett
Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky: Streichsextett d-Moll op. 70 ”Souvenir de Florence”

with Harold Hirtz, David Delacroix

Theatre Gare du Nord

 

05/02/2020 19:30
Heilbronn

Joseph Haydn: Streichquartett Nr. 6 D-Dur op. 17 Hob III: 30
Ottorino Respighi: Quartetto dorico
Franz Schubert: Streichquartett Nr. 14 d-Moll D 810 ”Der Tod und das Mädchen”

Konzert- und Kongresszentrum Harmonie

 

15/02/2020 19:00
Gschwend

Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 5 A-Dur op. 18 Nr. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 11 f-Moll op. 95 ”Quartetto serioso”
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 12 Es-Dur op. 127

Evangelische Kirche Gschwend

 

07/03/2020 0:00
Bilbao

Bernard Herrmanns „Souvenirs de Voyage“
Darius Milhaud: String Quartet No. 1 Op. 5

2nd Concert
Ravel: String Quartet in F major, op. 35

3rd Concert
Debussy: „Premiere Rhapsodie“ (arranged for Clarinet and String Quartet)
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, op. 10

with Pablo Barragán, clarinet

 

21/04/2020 13:00
Hannover

Giacomo Puccini: Chrysanthemen für Streichquartett
Ottorino Respighi: Quartetto dorico
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: String Quartet no 2 in A minor, op. 13 MWV R 22

Sparkassen-Forum Hannover

 

23/04/2020 12:30
Paris

Giacomo Puccini: Chrysanthemen für Streichquartett
Ottorino Respighi: Quartetto dorico
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Streichquartett Nr. 2 a-Moll op. 13

Auditorium du Musée du Louvre

 

05/05/2020 20:00
Munich

Claude Debussy: Première Rhapsodie (arrangiert für Streichquartett und Klarinette)
Johannes Brahms: Streichquartett Nr. 2 a-Moll op. 51 Nr. 2
Robert Fuchs: Quintett für Klarinette, 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello Es-Dur op. 102

with Pablo Barragán

Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 2

 

16/05/2020 20:00
Wadersloh-Liesborn

Joseph Haydn: Streichquartett Nr. 6 D-Dur op. 17
Ottorino Respighi: Quartetto dorico
Bedrich Smetana: Streichquartett Nr. 1 e-Moll ”Aus meinem Leben”

Museum Abteil Liesborn

 

23/05/2020 11:00
Wattens (AT)

Ottorino Respighi: Quartetto dorico
Thomas Larcher: Streichquartett Nr. 4 (lucid dreams)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 12 Es-Dur op. 127

Business Building Brandgut

 

24/05/2020 19:30
Dresden

Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 5 A-Dur op. 18 Nr. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 11 f-Moll op. 95 ”Quartetto serioso”
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 12 Es-Dur op. 127

Palais im Großen Garten

 

03/06/2020 20:00
Kassel

Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 5 A-Dur op. 18 Nr. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 11 f-Moll op. 95 ”Quartetto serioso”
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 12 Es-Dur op. 127

 

11/06/2020 20:00
Dublin

Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz für Streichquartett
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Streichquartett Nr. 3 D-Dur op. 44 Nr. 1
Dmitri Schostakowitsch: Streichquartett Nr. 3 F-Dur op. 73

National Botanic Gardens

 

16/06/2020 19:30
London

Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz für Streichquartett
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Streichquartett Nr. 3 D-Dur op. 44 Nr. 1
Dmitri Schostakowitsch: Streichquartett Nr. 3 F-Dur op. 73

Wigmore Hall

 

21/06/2020 20:00
Rottenburg/Necker

Giacomo Puccini: Chrysanthemen für Streichquartett
Isang Yun: Streichquartett Nr. 1
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Streichquartett Quartett Nr. 3 D-Dur op. 44 Nr. 1

Kulturzentrum Zehntscheuer

 

25/08/2020 19:30
BASEL

Brahms, Schönberg, Mendelssohn

with Schumann Quartett

Stadtcasino Basel

 

27/08/2020 20:30
MERAN

Beethoven, Schostakowitsch

Meraner Musikwochen I Pavillon des Fleurs

 

29/08/2020 20:30
MERAN

Haydn, Beethoven

Meraner Musikwochen I Pavillon des Fleurs

 

02/09/2020 0:00
PUTBUS

Beethoven

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

 

03/09/2020 11:00
BOLDEVITZ

Haydn, Beethoven

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

 

03/09/2020 15:00
BOLDEVITZ

Haydn, Beethoven

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

 

03/09/2020 19:30
BERGEN

Beethoven

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

 

04/09/2020 11:00
BINZ

Beethoven, Brahms

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

 

04/09/2020 15:00
BINZ

Beethoven, Brahms

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

 

04/09/2020 19:30
PUTBUS

Janácek

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

 

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Programme

2020/21

 

Programme I

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat major, Op.18 No. 6 “La Malinconia“
Janácek: String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzersonate”

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Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51 No. 2

 

Programme II

Mozart: String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K 421 (417b)
Ravel: String Quartet in F major, Op. 35

***
Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor “From My Life”

 

Programme III

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44 No. 1 MWV R 30
Janácek: String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzersonate”

***
Ravel: String Quartet in F major, Op. 35

 

Programme IV

Britten: Three Divertimenti for String Quartet
Larcher: String Quartet No. 4, “lucid dreams”

***
Schubert: String Quartet No. 15, Op. 161 D 887

2019/20

Programme I

Respighi: Quartetto dorico
Brahms: String Quartet, Op. 67 No. 3

***
Debussy: String Quartet, Op. 10

 

Programme II

Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 17 No. 6
Berg: Lyric Suite for String Quartet

***
Schubert: String Quartet No. 15, D 887

 

Programme III

Schubert: String Quartet No. 12, D 703, “Quartettsatz”
Berg: Lyric Suite for String Quartet

***
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14, D 810, “Death and the Maiden”

 

Programme IV

Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 17 No. 6
Respighi: Quartetto dorico

***
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14, D 810, “Death and the Maiden”

 

Programme V

Berg: Lyric Suite for String Quartet

***
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14, D 810, “Death and the Maiden”

 

Programme VI

Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 18 n° 5
Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 95, “Quarteto Serioso”

***
Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 127

Discography

Novus Quartet #1

Webern: Langsamer Satz
Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 11 f-Moll, op. 95
Yun: Streichquartett Nr. 1

Aparté, 2016

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Franck: Piano Quintet

with Michel Dalberto, piano

Aparté, 2019

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Tchaikovsky

Streichquartett Nr. 1, op. 11
Streichsextett “Souvenir de Florence”, op. 70

mit Lise Berthaud & Ophélia Gaillard

Aparté, 2017

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Berg/Schubert

Alban Berg
Lyric Suite for String Quartet

Franz Schubert
String Quartet No. 14, D 810, “Death and the Maiden”

Aparté, 2019

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Contact

General Management:

Impresariat Simmenauer

Linda Uschinski
linda.uschinski@impresariat-simmenauer.de
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 717

Lenemarie Leukefeld
t: +49 (0) 30 414 781 721 
f: +49 (0) 30 414 781 713
Matthias Hermann
t: +49 (0) 30 414 781 716 

Kurfürstendamm 211
D-10719 Berlin
Website: www.impresariat-simmenauer.de

 

Korea:

MOC production
Sam Lee
t: +82 (0)2 3383816
Email: leesampd@gmail.com

 

Belgien/Luxemburg/
Niederlande:

Weinstadt Artists Management
Luc Van Loocke
Populierenlaan 3, bus 26
BE – 2020 Antwerpen
t: +32 – (0)3 – 21 67 060
Email: info@concerts-weinstadt.be

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