Metaphorically, Montfort or “Strong Mountain” refers to the unique moments of joy experienced throughout the music making process.
The Montfort Quartett is a string quartet that was founded five years ago in the so called “Vierländereck“ or “lake of Constance” region between Austria, Germany Lichtenstein and Switzerland.
Besides the regular concert engagement in the Vorarlberg concert series, Solis Musica, The versatile musicians Klaus and Jelena Nerdinger, violins, the viola player Guy Speyers and Franz Ortner on Cello, are frequently heard Internationally. In 2018 they will enter their fourth year as Artists in Residence in the Cantiere Internazionale d`Arte in Montepulciano, Italy.
A main focus area for the Montfort Quartett is the Romantic Repertoire, this period of music history, makes it more possible to combine with guest artist, and perform more than just the literature for string quartet.
Modern music is also a very important factor for the ensemble and holds a special place in their hearts. Over the last five years they have performed numerous world premieres.
A network is only as good as the sum of all the individual parts.