What is the Streichquartettfest?

Every year in January, lovers of the special musical genre of the string quartet come together in Heidelberg. You can look forward to a carefully and lovingly selected program and a large density of concerts, lectures, workshops, readings and more.

The Heidelberger Frühling Streichquartettfest stands for intensive encounters between international quartets, selected artistic guests and an extraordinary audience of enthusiasts, connoisseurs and the curious. The personal exchange, for example at the get-together in the festival cafeteria between and after the concerts, creates the incomparable atmosphere of this short festival.

In 2025, the Heidelberger Frühling Streichquartettfest celebrates its 20th anniversary from January 23 to 26. The program will be published in autumn 2024.

Brahms at the center - Streichquartettfest 2024

From January 18 to 21, the Streichquartettfest 2024 immersed itself in the world of string quartets by and around Johannes Brahms together with five excellent international quartets. Guests included the Quatuor Agate from Paris, the South Korean Arete Quartet, the NOVO Quartet from Copenhagen, the Spanish Cuarteto Quiroga and the Ševčík Quartet from Prague.

Mozart! - Streichquartettfest 2023

The Streichquartettfest 2023 focused on the string quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, mirrored with works by Mozart's contemporaries and composers of our time. Six young international top quartets were guests: Armida Quartet, Chaos String Quartet, Consone Quartet, Leonkoro Quartet, Marmen Quartet and Quatuor Voce. Oliver Wille, professor of string chamber music at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, led the workshops.