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.