The Animato Kwartet is a young promising Dutch- and German-based string quartet praised for its passionate, spontaneous playing and its powerful on-stage presence. The quartet has performed in all the major halls in Holland and at international festivals in Brazil, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Norway and Italy. In 2021, is was awarded Third Prize and the Special Jury Prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition. The quartet is also laureate of the Dutch Classical Talent Award 2021/2022 and, in 2017, was the recipient of the prestigious string quartet grant from the Kersjes Foundation. As part of the post-graduate programme of the Dutch String Quartet Academy, the Animato works with Marc Danel and Eberhard Feltz. It also attends sessions by the European Chamber Music Academy, with intensive coaching from Hatto Beyerle and Johannes Meissl, and has worked in masterclasses with Anner Bylsma, Alfred Brendel and Gerhard Schultz.