Dudok Quartet wins Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award

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The Dudok Quartet has won the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award 2018. Being the first Dutch string quartet to win this prestigious award, they are on a par now with renowned string quartets such as the Jerusalem Quartet, Cuarteto Casals, Quatuor Ebène and the Danish Quartet, who previously received support from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. The Artistic Committee was unanimous in their decision to give the award to the Dudok Quartet: ‘Everybody was impressed not only by their talent and virtuosity, but also their creativity and imaginative approach to music-making.’

The award includes an amount of  £30.000 and support for the quartet to further their international career. Other Dutch musicians to have received support from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust are Erik Bosgraaf, Bram van Sambeek, Ralph van Raat, Maria Milstein, Hannes Minnaar, Nino Gvetadze, Lavinia Meijer, Henk Neven, Jörgen van Rijen and Christianne Stotijn, many of whom are Conservatorium van Amsterdam alumni.

The members of the Dudok Quartet are Judith van Driel, violin; Marleen Wester, violin; Marie-Louise de Jong, viola; and David Faber, cello; Judith, Marleen and David are Conservatorium van Amsterdam alumni. In 2013 the quartet graduated with the highest distinction from the Netherlands String Quartet Academy.