With the launch of its third album, Transcending Chopin Volume 2 & 3 in the autumn of 2016, the StarkLinnemann Quartet crystallised into a coherent entity. For a long time the co-leaders of the band Jonas Linnemann (drums) and Paul Stark (piano) had been searching for musicians willing to conform to the broad vision of StarkLinnemann. Since its foundation in the Netherlands in 2012 they have worked with diverse line-ups and have shown themselves 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 StarkLinnemann 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. Recently, Linnemann and Stark have found in Iman Spaargaren a multi reed player who complements the trio perfectly with his passionate playing. The quartets definition of being an artist means to constantly push one self in order to reach the ultimate rendition of a work of art.
Looking ahead, the Stark Linnemann Quartet wants to keep on composing and producing Universal Crossover Music. They are continuing their journey with the latest release entitled Pictures at an Exhibition for the American label Odradek Records.The StarkLinnemann Quartet is performing regularly across the Netherlands and beyond.