To follow one’s own path unburdened by pre-defined standards. One that transcends barriers and pushes all boundaries – that is the motto of the Chaos String Quartet. Founded on the principles of the rich interdisciplinary concept of “Chaos”, the ensemble’s members Susanne Schäffer, Eszter Kruchió, Sara Marzadori and Bas Jongen share the firm conviction to overcome shallow, superficial aesthetics by the willingness to explore extremes, to take risks and to welcome the unpredictable. The Quartet embraces Chaos as the primal form of all creativity through which science, art and philosophy unite to become one Gesamtkunstwerk.
In addition to receiving musical impulses from a variety of artists, the group is currently mentored by Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) in Salzburg and Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet) in Vienna, respectively. In 2019, the quartet was selected for the prestigious ECMAster (European Chamber Music Master) Programme: a two-year joint study programme at graduate level with tailor-made curricula, enabling the group to further develop their artistic, technical and social skills so as to be a strong, independent and innovative ensemble in tomorrow’s music scene.