Classical on gut


A few words


The Butter Quartet preforms historical string quartet repertoire. Their current repertoire is early Classical to the early Romantic, including composers such as Richter, Vanhal, Giardini, Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. They take a special interest in historical string-playing techniques, such as rubato, bow strokes, portamento. 

In addition to early quartet repertoire, the Butter Quartet is interested in contemporary music, bringing the same spirit of discovery to newly-composed works for historically-setup instruments.

Meet the members


The Butter Quartet consists of four musicians brought together by their studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag and their mutual love of historical performance practice of string quartet repertoire. The members are violinists Anna Jane Lester and Chloe Prendergast, violist Isabel Franenberg, and cellist Evan Buttar. 

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