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In 2020 it is 250 years ago that Ludwig van Beethoven was born, an important birthday Taurus Quartet would like to celebrate with you. On May 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2020, the Taurus Quartet will perform all Beethoven’s quartets (16!). Our big dream comes true!

Taurus Quartet will play these all of those quartets during 6 concerts in 4 days, in the Nottebohmzaal, a unique, old Heritage Library in the heart of Antwerp. The Amarant vzw organises an exciting educational project with lectures and workshops before and between the concerts.

To top it all off, there’ll be a Beethoven party after the last concert, with refreshments inspired by dishes from Beethoven’s time …

Don’t miss out on this exciting, inspiring musical journey through Beethoven’s life and his breathtaking repertoire for string quartet.

Dates: 14-17 May 2020

Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience
Hendrik Conscienceplein 4, 2000 Antwerp

Ludwig van Beethoven
complete string quartets



Thursday 14/05

19:00: Lecture
20:00: CONCERT 1
String quartet Op.18/2 in G, String quartet Op.59/3 in C and String quartet Op.135 in F

Friday 15/05

19:00: Lecture
20:00: CONCERT 2
String quartet Op.18/4 in c, String quartet Op.130 + Grote Fuga Op.133 in Bflat

Saturday 16/05

11:00-12:30: Educational workshop
14:00-15:00: Educational workshop

15:00: CONCERT 3
String quartet Op.59/1 in F, String quartet Op.18/6 in B, String quartet Op.127 in Eflat

20:00: CONCERT 4
String quartet
Op.18/5 in A, String quartet Op.59/2 in e, String quartet Op.132 in a

Sunday 17/05

11:00: CONCERT 5
String quartet Op.18/1 in F, String quartet Op.95 in f, String quartet Op.18/3 in D

14:00-15:00: Educational workshop

15:00: CONCERT 6
String quartet
Op.74 in Eflat, String quartet Op.131 in c# minor

17:00-18:00: slotmoment


You can buy your tickets on our website via the links below.

Price per concert: 10€ (5€ with reduction)
Price Festival Pass, an abonnement for 6 concerts: 50€ (25€ with reduction)

Nottebohmzaal Antwerpen
Tickets Concert 1
Tickets Concert 2
Tickets Concert 3
Tickets Concert 4
Tickets Concert 5
Tickets Concert 6
Festival Abonnement, 6 Concerts Beethoven


We are looking forward to meeting you from 14 till 17 May in Antwerp!