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Named after three of its members whose surname is Schumann, the ensemble was founded in Germany in 2007 and, with its unusual programming and concept albums, has gone on to extend the range of work normally undertaken within the medium. An earlier recording of Mozart’s K575 quartet saw the group receive a BBC Music Magazine Newcomers Award. ‘The Schumann Quartet ... bring a distinctive style to this varied programme’, wrote Gramophone. ‘Their bold, forthright manner puts emphasis on clear articulation and strong dynamic contrasts.’