Chamber Music Concert

String quartet

The Collenbusch Quartet with Brahms, Shostakovich and a work by our resident composer.


Sunday | 4/07/2024
6:00 pm Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Schloßstr. 2, 01067 Dresden
Floor Plan
17 €
9 € for young people
8 € for Dresden-Pass

About the Concert

For many, Shostakovich's string quartets belong to the non plus ultra of chamber music - and his eighth in particular, since he himself spoke of it as his "Requiem". Our resident composer Lera Auerbach has also dedicated herself to this legacy. For her, everything new comes from a precise knowledge of tradition, and one believes to hear clear echoes of Shostakovich in her quartet. Brahms also took his cue from the great predecessors throughout his life, especially Bach's art of counterpoint and variation. His string quartet does not sound like Bach, but he has brought the continuous variations, which quickly captivate the listener, to a similar perfection as the baroque master.
The Collenbusch Quartet has recently impressed with its interpretations of the Beethoven quartets - in this concert, the Philharmonic musicians show that they also enjoy late Romantic and 20th and 21st century music.


Dmitri Schostakowitsch
Streichquartett Nr. 8 c-Moll

Lera Auerbach
Streichquartett Nr. 3 "Cetera Desunt"

Johannes Brahms
Streichquartett a-Moll


Collenbusch Quartett
Cordula Fest
Christiane Liskowsky
Christina Biwank
Ulf Prelle


Cordula Fest

Deputy concertmaster of the 2nd violins

Cordula Fest received her first violin lessons at the age of 5. She studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden with Prof. Reinhard Ulbricht and with Prof. Yair Kless at the University of Music in Graz/Austria. Numerous master classes, among others with Zakhar Bron, Donald Weilerstein and Roman Totenberg/USA completed her studies.

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Christiane Liskowsky

Christiane Liskowsky received her first violin lessons in Dresden at the age of seven and began her training in 1988 at the special school of the Carl Maria von Weber Academy of Music in Dresden. She participated very successfully several times in the national competition "Jugend musiziert" and played in the national youth orchestra.

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Christina Biwank

Solo violist - Member of the Orchestra Board

Christina Biwank is principal violist of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also active in a variety of chamber music activities and holds a teaching position at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden.

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Ulf Prelle

solo cello

Ulf Prelle began his cello studies in the USA with the La Salle Quartet and Zara Nelsova. Further studies took him to Basel with Thomas Demenga and to Cologne with Boris Pergamenschikow. Subsequently, he was a scholarship holder of the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

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