Founded on the principles of the rich interdisciplinary concept of “Chaos”, the Chaos String Quartet’s members Susanne Schäffer, Eszter Kruchió, Sara Marzadori, and Bas Jongen share the conviction to explore extremes, to take risks, and to welcome the unpredictable.
Winners of the 2nd Prize and three special prizes at the 2021 Bartók World Competition and the XI. Premio V. E. Rimbotti in Italy, the Chaos String Quartet was invited to music festivals such as the Davos Festival, the Ravenna Festival, the Gent Festival van Vlaanderen, Musica Insieme Bologna, Lockenhaus, Festival Academy Budapest, Steirisches Kammermusikfestival Graz, Beethoven Frühling Baden, Musethica Zaragoza, Festival del Quartetto Firenze and Wien Modern. At the 65th Jeunesses Musicales International Chamber Music Campus Weikersheim they were awarded the prize for the most promising newcomer ensemble 2020, which includes a performance at the Heidelberger Streichquartettfest 2023.
Mentored by Prof. Johannes Meissl in Vienna through the ECMAster Programme, the quartet is additionally completing a postgraduate course at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole with the Cuarteto Casals and Heime Müller (Artemis Quartet). The ensemble received additional musical impulses from artists such as Eberhard Feltz, Patrick Jüdt, Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartet), Clive Brown, Hariolf Schlichtig (Cherubini Quartet), Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet), András Keller (Keller Quartet) and Oliver Wille (Kuss Quartet).
Furthermore, the quartet is a member of the Chamber Music Association Le Dimore del Quartetto.
The Chaos String Quartet is involved in developing multi-art concepts and performances and for the season 2021/2022, can be heard on concert stages in Austria, Italy, Hungary, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.