An ambitious project that is very exciting to do: building a whole quartet from the same beautiful wood and attuned to each other. This is the challenge I am taking on to be able to present at the first String Quartets Biennale in Amsterdam, January 2018.

During the SQBA (string quartet biennale Amsterdam) the Ruysdael quartet played the new Schouten quartet and in the comparison on 4 instruments by the eighteenth century violin maker Cuypers.

In the sound workshop led by Menno van Woerkom, the differences were identified by the musicians and the audience.