FOUR KINGS, ONE KAISER
Kaiser Quartett is a contemporary string quartet, located in Hamburg, Germany
The members are violinists Adam Zolynski
and Jansen Folkers, Ingmar Süberkrüb on the viola and Martin Bentz playing the violoncello.
In 2011 the quartet began their collaboration with pianist and Grammy award winner Chilly
Gonzales, playing at concerts in Hamburg and Berlin for the release of the pianist’s “The
Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales” album that combines orchestra and rap. There followed a
series of concerts at the Philharmonies of Berlin and Munich, the Salle Pleyel in Paris and
the now infamous annual New Year’s concert at Philharmonie Cologne.
In 2014 the quartet collaborated with Chilly Gonzales in his musical adaptation of Hans
Christian Andersen’s “The Shadow”, which won an adaptation award given each year by
the author’s heirs and with Canadian artist Socalled, also bringing his musical “The
Season” to the Kampnagel Summerfestival.
In 2015 release of Chambers, an album recorded with Chilly Gonzales, produced by
Renaud Letang (Manu Chao, Feist) and featuring Kaiser Quartett that re-imagines
Romantic-era chamber music as today’s addictive pop, with the attitude of a rapper. A
year long world tour in support of Chambers, was the opportunity to see the Kaiser
Quartett live in the world’s most prestigious venues in Europe and the United Kingdom,
with stops in Canada and the United States.
Recently the quartet collaborated with artists like “room29” (Chilly Gonzales & Jarvis
Cocker, release DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON), Boys Noize, Daniel Hope (release
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON), Boy and Gregory Porter.
Kaiser Quartett will release their Debut Album in August 2019.