Zapp String Quartet
About The Zapp String Quartet
The Zapp String Quartet is an extraordinary string quartet specialized in playing improvised music, jazz, rock, ethnic music, contemporary music and all kinds of combinations of these styles. There is a long string quartet tradition in classical music. Zapp adds its own groovy way of playing and percussion techniques, which enables them to sound in turn like a heavy rock band, a Bulgarian folk group or a be-bopping jazz band. All the members of ZAPP are improvisers and soloists in their own right and they all compose or arrange music for the quartet. Zapp has collaborated with Eric Vaarzon Morel & Eric Vloeimans, Calefax, Rian de Waal, James Campbell, Zuco 103, Braam/De Joode/Vatcher, Dox Orchestra, Jazzanova, Fleurine & Brad Mehldau, David Kweksilber & Jozef Dumoulin and many others. The Zapp String Quartet received the prestigious Kersjesprijs 2005. Their most recent program and accompanying CD which was released in November 2005 and presented in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, is called Passaggio; for this project Zapp has commissioned renowned Dutch musicians and composers Guus Janssen, Ernst Reijseger, Corrie van Binsbergen, Randal Corsen and Martin Fondse to write new music. Their music has a great diversity of moods: swinging jazz, classical chamber music and hot funk grooves.

Jasper Le Clercq – violin
Friedmar Hitzer – violin
Oene van Geel – viola
Emile Visser – cello


June 15 (Opening), 2007

8:30 P.M.

  Photos by Merlijn Doomernik