The Wirén Quartet was formed in 1994 with Hans Elvkull (violin) and Linn Elvkull (viola), who are still part of the ensemble. Roger Olsson (violin) and Hanna Thorell (cello) have been members since 2003. All four musicians play in the internationally renowned Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
The Wirén Quartet loves being involved in all kinds of chamber music encounters, such as concerts and tours in Sweden and Europe, and recordings for Swedish Radio and the BBC. They are returning guests at various chamber music festivals and have performed their own children’s show Aunt Martha’s Magic Music Machine. The quartet also works regularly with workshops for students at Örebro Music College.
The Quartet has a broad repertoire, performing the music of Beethoven, Mozart, Berwald, Debussy, Shostakovich, Philip Glass, Borodin, Schubert, Pēteris Vasks and specialising in Swedish music with a particular love for the music of Dag Wirén.
Photo: Nikolaj Lund