With the launch of the third album Transcending Chopin Volume 2 & 3 in the fall of 2016, the StarkLinnemann Quartet is a fact. For a long time the co-leaders of the band Jonas Linnemann (drums) and Paul Stark (piano), have been searching for musicians who are willing to conform to the broad vision of StarkLinnemann.
Since its foundation in 2012 they have worked with diverse line-ups and have shown to be very versatile in terms of musical styles and genres. This can also be heard on their albums Awake (2014) and Transcending Chopin Volume 1 (2016). The genre of Stark Linnemann is best described as: Universal Crossover Music.
Bassist Vasilis Stefanopoulos has been a constant factor with StarkLinnemann since its foundation and is now also part of the Quartet. Just recently, Linnemann and Stark have found in Iman Spaargaren a tenor saxophonist who complements the trio perfectly with his passionate playing. All musicians of the StarkLinnemann Quartet are playing at a high level and have a broad musical mindset. Looking ahead the Stark Linnemann Quartet wants to keep on producing crossovers between classical music and jazz as well as releasing original work with an adventurous character.
In the coming months the StarkLinnemann Quartet will perform the music from the album Transcending Chopin Vol. 2 & 3 live at several venues in the Netherlands. More information can be found at events.
1. Piano Sonata: Opus 58, Pt.1 21:00
2. Piano Sonata: Opus 58, Pt.2 8:00
3. Piano Sonata: Opus 58, Pt.3 10:13
4. Piano Sonata: Opus 58, Pt.4 10:4