Danish String Quartet


Viking beards and classical strings.

Photo by Caroline Bittencourt.
Photo by Caroline Bittencourt.

Sunday, Feb. 8  

These four musicians play the strings of the greats like Beethoven and Mozart. They have studied under world-renowned teachers and have played in major concert halls all over the world. Although they play with classical grace, they’ve coined themselves “modern Vikings” because of the amount of combined facial hair they often bring to the stage; their self-proclamation further highlights the quartet’s light-hearted nature. The original three Danes, Asbjorn, Rune and Frederik met at a summer camp for amateur musicians during their youth. The youngest at the camp, they instantly gravitated to one another, becoming good friends. That friendship quickly, and almost without notice, morphed into a successful string trio. In 2008, to bring them to a complete quartet, Norwegian cellist Fredrik joined in, the only non-Danish member. The Danish String Quartet loves playing music and hopes to continue sharing it with as many people as they can. You can enjoy the “hip” foursome at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.tulsapac.com.