Founded in 1996, the casalQuartet’s formal training took place under the watchful eyes of the Carmina Quartet in Zurich, the Alban Berg in Cologne and Walter Levin in Basel.
In more than 1.500 concerts in many parts of the world and at renowned festivals, the casalQuartet has captivated its audiences with inspired and precise musicianship and at the same time the integration of colleagues from other artistic disciplines. Concept oriented programming is equally important to the quartet’s vision – which it promulgates at several own festivals and concert series in Germany and Switzerland.
Their CDs received the ECHO KLASSIK 2010, the Pizzicato Award Luxemburg, the DIAPASON Decouverte and DIAPASON d’Or as well as nominations for the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis, twice for the ICMA-Award and the American Grammy. In November 2015, the casalQuartet received the 2nd ECHO CLASSIC in Berlin for its worldpremiere recording of Franz Xaver Richters 7 string quartets.