Formed in 2002, the Stenhammar Quartet has established itself as one of Scandinavia’s foremost string quartets. The works of Wilhelm Stenhammar naturally play a central part in the ensemble’s programmes, but much attention is also paid to the Viennese Classical repertoire and to contemporary music. The Quartet regularly commissions works from Nordic composers such as Sven-David Sandström and Bent Sørensen, and has also been the dedicatee and given the first performances of works by composers from the USA and Great Britain.
The Stenhammar Quartet has recorded extensively for Swedish Radio, and the ensemble’s previous discs have received nominations for the Swedish ‘Grammis’ Awards as well as critical acclaim from reviewers both in Sweden and internationally (‘The Stenhammar Quartet play with articulate communicative devotion and emotional precision throughout’ – MusicWeb International).
The Stenhammar Quartet has been the subject of a documentary by the French music channel Mezzo. In 2009 the ensemble was commended by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music for its contributions to Swedish music, and in the same year it made its London début, which led to a repeat invitation. The Quartet has taken part in festivals in countries including Poland, Denmark, Algeria and India, and has also appeared on Swedish television on various occasions.