Photos by: Adam Erik Simonsen
“Copenhagen Piano Quartet’s interpretation, intense and passionate, pushes Danish chamber music to a superior Level” — Carme Miro, Sonograma Magazine
“Rarely have one heard Dvorak played with such youthful energy... [it was] compelling in a way that almost made the stucco dislodge from the ceilings of the old mansion” — Peter Dürrfeld, Kristeligt Dagblad
CPQ has won the Val Tidone International Chamber Music Competition in Italy 2013 and The Royal Danish Academy of Music's Chamber Music Competition 2012 and was a prize winner in the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria 2012. In November 2013 the quartet received the special mentioning in the Concorso di Esecuzione Musicale - Terza Edizione Internazionale in Italy as the best chamber music ensemble of the competition.
CPQ was formed in 2010 and studied as an ensemble in the soloist class of the Royal Danish Academy of Music under the guidance of chamber music professor Tim Frederiksen as well as pianist and docent Jens Elvekjaer (Trio con Brio). In master classes they had the pleasure of working with capacities such as the Fauré Quartett, Leif-Ove Andsnes, Christian Ihle Hadland and Lars Anders Tomter.
CPQ has received a grant from the prestigious Léonie Sonning Music Fund, the big Jacob Gade scholarship in 2013 and the same year CPQ was chosen for the Young Elite program by the Danish government. The quartet has performed widely around Denmark, in Norway, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany and China, including Tivoli Festival, Copenhagen Summer Festival, Bergen Festival, Umanitaria Festival, Golden Days Copenhagen, Klang Festival, Bornholm Chamber Music Festival and South Bohemian Chamber Music Festival.
In 2015 CPQ released their first CD featuring piano quartets by Friedrich Kuhlau, and in 2019 the second CD followed with music by Kuhlau and Otto Malling.
Since 2018 the members of Copenhagen Piano Quartet are Benedikte Damgaard - violin, Kristina Fialová - viola, Samira Dayyani - cello and Linda Dahl Laursen - piano.