Anne-Sophie Mutter Stiftung e.V.

"I wholeheartedly welcome the objectives of the Association of German String Quartets. I applaud with great enthusiasm and joy this initiative that comes from the very ranks of musicians themselves, because the string quartet, perhaps more than any other type of ensemble, brings into focus what music represents and how it can serve as an inspiring model for other areas of life.

String quartet playing involves a sensitive interplay between individuals who need to listen and respond to each other. So for me, it is a natural response for the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation to cooperate with and support the Association of German String Quartets in its activities, wherever possible. 

Our cooperation with the VDSQ opens up many opportunities for our scholarship students to broaden their musical experience and to develop a new dimension to their playing.  I believe that chamber music represents a jewel in the repertoire of every soloist."

- Anne-Sophie Mutter -

The VDSQ and the  Anne-Sophie Mutter Stiftung regularly work on joint programme proposals for quartet ensembles and scholarship students. For further information please contact info [at]