With the EP "Rosamunde" the Schumann Quartet dedicates itself - after three successful concept albums - to the composer Franz Schubert. The EP is the first release of their album "Fragment", which will be released physically and digitally on August 14, 2020.
The Rosamunde String Quartet is regarded as one of the most outstanding compositions for string quartet by Schubert alongside "Death and the Maiden". It remained the only one of the fifteen quartets performed during Schubert's lifetime.
The three brothers Mark, Erik and Ken Schumann have been playing together since their earliest childhood. In 2012, they were joined by violist Liisa Randalu, who was born in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, and grew up in Karlsruhe, Germany. Those who experience the quartet in performance often remark on the strong connection between its members. The four musicians enjoy the way they communicate without words: how a single look suffices to convey how a particular member wants to play a particular passage. Although the individual personalities clearly manifest themselves, a common space arises in every musical work in a process of spiritual metamorphosis. The quartet's openness and curiosity may be partly the result of the formative influence exerted on it by teachers such as Eberhard Feltz, the Alban Berg Quartet, or partners such as Menahem Pressler