Belenus Quartet



Seraina Pfenninger, Violin

Anne Battegay, Violin

Esther Fritsche, Viola

Jonas Vischi, Violoncello


Belenus is the Celtic God of the arts. The Belenus Quartet was established in Basel in 2004 and is currently being coached by Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) and Claudius Herrmann (Gringolts Quartet). At the 9th International „Franz Schubert and Modern Music 2015“ Competition the quartet was awarded 1st Prize, as well as the Audience Award. As finalists of the chamber music competition of the „Migros Kulturprozent 2013“, the quartet was included in the Concert Management of the „Migros Kulturprozent“. Furthermore, the quartet won 1st Prize at the „Interpretation Competition for Contemporary Music 2012“ at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), as well as at the „Kiwanis Competition 2012“. At the „Hans Schaeuble Competition 2012“ they were awarded 3rd Prize. In the years 2011/12/13, they won the „ORPHEUS Swiss Chamber Music Competition“ Prize. At the „1st International Competition for String Quartet Sandor Vegh 2012“ the quartet received a special award for the Best Haydn Interpretation. So far, the Belenus Quartet performed mainly in Switzerland and Germany and toured though various countries in Europe. It‘s repertoire ranges from early Haydn Quartets all the way to contemporary compositions.