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The Danish String Quartet

The Danish String Quartet

The Danish String Quartet was formed in 2001 by the four young musicians Rune Sorensen, Frederik Oland (violins), Asbjorn Norgaard (viola) and Carl-Oscar Osterlind (cello) when they were all under 18 years old. The quartet has studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Professor Tim Frederiksen as teacher and mentor.




In 2004 the Danish String Quartet became the youngest ensemble ever to win the DR Chamber Music Competition. Subsequently the quartet won the Holmboe String Quartet Competition and the Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition in Holland. In 2005 the quartet won both First Prize and the prestigious audience prize in the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in Norway and was awarded the Danish Music Critics' Artist's Prize. In 2006 they won the DR Artist's prize and since then, played with a long succession of international artists, including Radovan Vladkovic and Sir James Galway and has attracted attention abroad with concerts in Germany, Holland, Scandinavia and the USA.