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About the ZHdK Strings

Founded in 2005, the ZHdK Strings has carved a unique path in the world of professional educational string ensembles, driven by its exceptional musicians and innovative artistic collaborations. Under the leadership of Professor Rudolf Koelman, the ensemble has become a beacon of musical excellence, captivating audiences across Switzerland and beyond.

Artistic Partners

The ensemble has collaborated with renowned musicians such as Qiling Cheng, Chiara Enderle, David Johnson, Karl-Andreas Kolly, Shlomo Mintz, Duncan McTier and Raphael Wallfisch. These collaborations have not only enriched the ensemble's repertoire but also elevated its performances to unparalleled heights.

Global Presence

With a rigorous schedule of 15-25 concerts annually, the ensemble has embarked on musical journeys that have taken them far beyond their Swiss roots. They have graced stages in Germany, Iceland, Italy, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey spreading their enchanting performances and cultural exchange across continents.

Musical Festivals and Concert Series

ZHdK Strings has played a vital role in various music festivals, and concert series. Notably, their participation as „Orchestra in Residence“ in the Sion Music Festival in Switzerland highlighted their commitment to musical excellence.


Upcoming Concerts

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