The Hermitage Quartet has been the resident quartet of the Peter de Grote Festival in Groningen since 2015. At the invitation of artistic director Paul Komen, the Hermitage Quartet performs works of the string quartet repertoire each summer within Groningen and the surrounding area. The Hermitage Quartet was immediately received with enthusiasm in its first year at the festival. ‘Razor-sharp and very exciting,’ wrote Dagblad van het Noorden about their premiere.
Outside of the annual Peter de Grote Festival, the quartet has performed in the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam and in the Emmy Verhey festival, as well as in various halls in Nederhorst, Amsterdam and Benschop.
Jacobien Rozemond and Francien Schatborn are already highly respected musicians in the Netherlands. Both perform in a leading position in top ensembles in the Netherlands (Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra respectively) in addition to featuring with several major soloists and chamber musicians on national and international stages.
Floor Le Coultre, winner of the Young Dutch Music talent title established herself as a passionate and profound chamber musician. She finished her masters with distinction for compelling musicianship. Her career takes her to many stages around the world performing at international festivals.
Amber Docters van Leeuwen, a.o. winner of the national cello competition 2008, performs as a soloist and chamber musician. After graduating with honours of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Amber moved for some years to New York. Here she also started to collaborate in productions combining theatre and chamber music.