Pieter-Jan De Smet

Concert tour in Valencia

I’ve been invited to reinforce the cellists of the KH Vooruit Orchestra under the baton of Erik Desimpelaere.

15 Jul 2019 Valencia, Spain

Solo recital @ ‘De Gentse Feesten’

Bach Suite No. 4
Reger Suite No. 2

Info & tickets: https://gentsefeesten.stad.gent/nl/day/24/concert-omtrent-koenraad-tinel-13115

24 Jul 2019 Ghent, Belgium

Desguin Kwartet @ ‘De Gentse Feesten’

Schubert String Quartet no 10
Borodin String Quartet no 2
Beethoven String Quartet no 4

Info & tickets: https://gentsefeesten.stad.gent/nl/day/28/concert-desquinkwarter-13119

28 Jul 2019 Ghent, Belgium

Desguin Kwartet @ Zomerfabriek Antwerpen

Schubert String Quartet no 10
Beethoven String Quartet no 4
Lekeu ‘Molto Adagio Sempre Cantate Doloroso’

Info & Tickets: https://www.zomerfabriek.be/content/desguin-kwartet-classics

30 Jul 2019 Antwerp, Belgium

Desguin Kwartet @ Young Masters AMUZ

Schubert String Quartet no 10
Beethoven String Quartet no 4
Lekeu ‘Molto Adagio Sempre Cantate Doloroso’

Info & tickets: http://www.laclassica.be/w/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/folder.pdf

09 Aug 2019 , Belgium

Festival International de Quatuors à Cordes du Luberon

Desguin String Quartet has been invited by the Pro Quartet Academy of Paris to perform on the prestigious Luberon String Quartet Festival. Be very welcome.

Tickets: http://quatuors-luberon.org/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=165&Itemid=209&lang=en

18 Aug 2019 Luberon,

Desguin Kwartet + Zemlinsky Quartet @ Cercle Gaulois

Ludwig Van Beethoven, String quartet No.4 in C minor, Op.18
Bedrich Smetana, String quartet No. 2 in D minor
Felix Mendelssohn, Octet in E flat, Op.20

Important notice: A suit and (bow)tie are mandatory! Reception afterwards.
Info & Tickets: https://www.out.be/nl/events/584527/desguin-kwartet-et-zemlinsky-quartet/

26 Sep 2019 Brussels, Belgium

The Armed Man

A concert with works like ‘The Armed Man’ of Karl Jenkins and ‘I shall love but Thee’ of Jan Van der Roost in the Spotlight.

Charlotte Wajnberg
Pieter-Jan De Smet

Info/tickets: www.gemengdkoor.simplesite.com

28 Sep 2019 Puurs,

Science & Cocktails @ Flagey

In the framework of the largest string theory conference in the world, Strings 2019, Science and Cocktails is organizing a special event at Flagey. Benjamin Glorieux will perform a musical piece together with invited guests especially commissioned for the occasion, while live-video artist Klaas Verpoest will accompany them with his visual magic.

Info & Tickets: https://www.flagey.be/en/activity/6395-science-cocktails

13 Jul 2019 Brussels, Belgium

Beethoven Triple Concerto @ Royal Conservatory of Brussels

A delight to play this wonderful concerto again with dear colleagues Fien van den Fonteyne and Florestan Bataillie

21 Jun 2019 Brussels, Belgium

Duo recital @ International Luthier School

Together with fellow cellist Mattijs Louwye, we will give a duo recital at the International Luthier School in Puurs. We will perform on newly built instruments! A delight for any musician. Repertoire will include Boccherini, Breval, Van Weerst,..

19 Jun 2019 Boom, Belgium

Cobane Project

An interdisciplinary project that involves improvisation and jazz with Greek, Libanese, Italian and Mexican influences . It promises to be a joyful event full of surprises! This project is lead by Jeroen Malaise and focuses on a dialogue between different cultures.

More info: http://www.rataplanvzw.be/Detail/tabid/193/ArticleId/2657/COBANE-PROJECT.aspx

29 May 2019 Antwerp, Belgium

European Night of the Museums

As part of the Pro Quartet Academy of Paris, Desguin Quartet is selected to play several concerts during the ‘European Night of the Museums’ event. (From 19:00 until 24:00) We will play in venues in Paris including the ‘Palais de Compiègne’ just outside of Paris.

Schubert String Quartet no. 10
Beethoven String Quartet no. 4

18 May 2019 Compiègne, France

Masterclass with Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet)

After being selected for the Pro Quartet Academy in Paris, we are thrilled to play for one of the legendary members of the renowned Alban Berg Quartet. Truly a dream come true for our Desguin Quartet. Programme will be revealed in the coming weeks. This event will take place in the Palais de Compiègne near Paris.

More info: desguinkwartet.be // proquartet.fr

14 May 2019 Compiègne, France

Solo Recital @ Herk-de-Stad

Great hosts, great location and even greater music.
Be very welcome. (More info follow soon)

On the menu:
Bach Suite no 4
Reger Suite no 2
Britten Suite no 1

10 May 2019 Herk-de-Stad, Belgium

Zemlinsky Quartet // Desguin Quartet

During the semi-finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for violin in 2019, Desguin Quartet and Zemlinsky Quartet will give a workshop about the importance of the choice of instruments/bows in a string quartet. This event is hosted by EKHO, an association of violin and bow makers based in Brussels.

To finish this 4-day event, Desguin Quartet and Zemlinsky Quartet will play the Mendelssohn String Octet (Opus 20). Belgian classical radio-stations ‘Musiq’3’ and ‘Klara’ will be involved in the event. Don’t miss your chance to attend this special occasion!

more info:

08 May 2019 Brussels, Belgium