(Taiwan, 1st prize)
(USA, 2nd prize)
(Italy, 3rd prize)
Kaiser Quartett is a contemporary string quartet, founded 2004 in Hamburg, Germany initially under the name Strings DeLuxe. The founding members, violinists Adam Zolynski and Jansen Folkers and cellist Martin Bentz were joined by Ingmar Süberkrüb on the viola in 2012. The quartet first came together to record music for the animated children series « Little Amadeus » under the musical direction of Martin Bentz.
For that production, the quartet developed their own unique style, characterized by a flexible string sound that has the rare ability to satisfy both the need for delicacy and the fuller sound. Since then, Kaiser Quartett is a sought after ensemble for studio productions and live concerts by artists from a wide variety of musical genres. As part of MediaSoundHamburg, the Kaiser Quartet regularly stages the pieces of the first three award winners for the string quartet at the Young Talent Award Media Music.