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Equinox Streichquartett


In August 2019, Sabi Yordanov, who had long wanted to form a string quartet, met violist Lydia Haurenherm by chance. After a few detours, violinist Christine Schäfer, with whom Lydia had already been performing for several years, joined as second violinist in March 2020. After the Greek musician Aristeidis Lykos Desyllas helped shape the quartet's sound and development in the first two years of

of Equinox, there was a change in the cello line-up in the summer of 2022 and Serbian cellist Mina Zakic took his place. After just under a year, she had to move to Austria for personal reasons and left the quartet. In May 2023, the cellist Kristin Patschinsky from Lünen completed the quartet and, with her clever and harmonious style and lyrical playing, brings the perfect fourth building block to the Equinox ensemble.

Since autumn 2022, the quartet has been studying with the renowned Auryn Quartet in the Masters

Chamber Music at the Detmold University of Music. Privately, it is led by, among others, Benedict

Klöckner, Anna Heygster (deputy concertmaster of the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne),

Prof. Ida Bieler (RSH Düsseldorf, KU Graz) and Michael Denhoff. On their debut tour in October 2021, the Equinox String Quartet was able to secure a place on the

pandemic-related tour postponements, the Equinox String Quartet was finally able to present itself to the public. The programme with

"Between Light and Shadow" and the 1st string quartet by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Ludwig van Beethoven was performed in the Small Golden Hall Augsburg,

in the Großer Rathaussaal Passau, in the Mozarteum Salzburg, the crypt of St. Peter's Church in Vienna,

the Kultur- und Liebfrauenkirche Duisburg, the Friedhofskirche Wuppertal, the Event-Theater

Schwanenhöfe Düsseldorf, the Silchersaal of the Liederhalle Stuttgart and the Chamber Music Hall

of the Beethovenhaus Bonn by enthusiastic audiences.

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