Engegård Quartet with Nils Økland
January 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This exciting programme interweaves the two worlds of Classical and folk music together. The Engegård Quartet, known for their fresh and engaging interpretations of the classical string quartet repertoire, are also committed to exploring and showcasing the musical traditions of Scandinavia.
Nils Økland is one of the finest performers of the traditional, Norwegian Harding fiddle. He finds inspiration in folk music, improvisation and classical music, and integrates the different genres in his very own musical universe. As an ensemble, Økland and the Engegård Quartet explore this landscape together and bring the audience a unique experience.
‘This ensemble’s variety in expression was incredible. Sometimes serious, sometimes playful, from riverting and tumultuous, to soothing and longing.‘
Alicia Tuchel, Drehpunkt Culture, Die Salzburger Kulturzeiting im Internet
‘I’d be very hard-pressed, following the scores along with them, to imagine better interpretations than these. They miss nothing in terms of expressive content.‘
Lynn René Bayley, The Art Music Lounge
This concert may have some Covid-19 precautions in place, please see Music at Oxford’s website for the most up-to-date information.