Mondriaan Kwartet
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Het Mondriaan Kwartet:
Jan Erik van Regteren Altena: viool
Edwin Blankenstijn: viool
Frank Brakkee: altviool
Eduard van Regteren Altena: cello

Founded in 1982 the Mondriaan Quartet specializes world-wide in the more adventurous quartet repertoire particularly works from the 20th and 21st centuries. More than 100 compositions are dedicated to the MQ including works by John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Luca Francesconi, Guus Janssen en Paul Termos.

The MQ explored and broke down barriers between composed and improvised music, jazz and pop and frequently worked together with other disciplines such as film, theatre, dance and literature.
The MQ has played all over the world from Alaska to New Zealand , from Tokio to Buenos Aires , and at many festivals.

In the spring of 2014 Annette Berman, the viola player of the quartet was taken ill and tragically died after which the 3 remaining members decided to continue playing together with a suitable stand-in viola- player according to the programme to be undertaken.