Chaarts

© Balazs Borocz - Pilvax
© Balazs Borocz - Pilvax
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The Swiss ensemble CHAARTS sees itself as the largest string quartet in the world. Following the example of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, CHAARTS invites members of internationally successful string quartets and chamber ensembles, soloists, concert masters and soloists from leading European orchestras. In groups of 8 to 40 players, the musicians develop exceptional concert programs, often according to the motto ‘the big small and the small big’: works for large orchestras are arranged for chamber ensembles while music for string quartets is transferred into arrangement for large groups. As a result, these masterpieces are often completely redesigned and playable in rooms or concert series that otherwise would not be able to present this music.

CHAARTS regularly collaborates with the Hungarian conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy and has performed with great success with musicians such as Martha Argerich, Vilde Frang, Ian Bostridge, Giovanni Sollima, Mischa Maisky, Roby Lakatos, Fazil Say, Regula Mühlemann, David Orlowsky, Felix Klieser and the King’s Singers.

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„Die Klassik-Band Chaarts Chamber Artists und Regula Mühlemann (…) versetzten das Publikum in Wonneschauer und ließen es manchmal sogar ein bisschen mitschunkeln”

Kultur – Zeitschrift für Kultur und Gesellschaft, 16th January 2020

SELECTION OF PROJECTS (2023/24)

May 1 – 8, June 5 – 18, July, August 2023 and
January 15 – April 15 2024
Fairy tales
with Regula Mühlemann

Works by Edvard Grieg, Jules Massenet, Giuseppe Verdi, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy et al.

December 11 – 17 2023,
January 22 – 28 and March 4 – 10 2024
Seelenlust
with Felix Klieser

Works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel

July 24 – August 06 2023
Ein Sommernachtstraum
with Anna-Maria and Malte Arkona

Shakespeare’s legendary stage play combined with Mendelssohn’s playful incidental music

Ein Sommernachtstraum, Chaarts © Glacinto Carlucci

Ein Sommernachtstraum, Chaarts & Malte Arkona © Glacinto Carlucci

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