Engegårdkvartetten is a popular Norwegian string quartet known for its incisive interpretations of the cornerstones of the standard quartet repertory, as well as works by both well-known and little-known Norwegian composers. Engegårdkvartetten (often billed as the Engegård Quartet in English-speaking countries) has toured heavily throughout Scandinavia, Europe, and the U.K., and has made several recordings. Engegårdkvartetten was founded in Lofoten, Norway, in 2006 by violinist Arvid Engegård. Violinist Alte Sponberg, violist Juliet Jopling, and cellist Jan-Erik Gustafsson were the other original members of the ensemble. The group made their official debut at the 2006 Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival, an annual event for which Engegård serves as artistic director. Engegårdkvartetten had immediate success, and its first ...
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