The Netherlands' only permanent string octet originated from the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and is called ROctet. Today it's playing Afanashevs Double String Quartet 'Novoselye' alongside Mendelssohn's iconic Octet.

Mendelssohn and Afanasyev
The ROctet plays Mendelssohn's iconic Octet. 'Exuberant, cheering music from a 16-year-old who gets a vibrant, almost perfect performance here', says de Volkskrant. In addition to this audience favourite, an unknown work by the Russian Nikolai Afanashev, a nineteenth-century violin virtuoso, will be played. To be Double String Quartet has the subtitle Novoselye, which means 'housewarming'. A music festival full of energy and melancholy.