Fresh from performing Shostakovich's 15 quartets in Maulbronn, Germany, last weekend, the Mandelring Quartet is set for a repeat performance at the Salzburg Festival in August.

The German ensemble will perform nos.1–3 and 4–8 on the afternoon and evening of 18 August respectively, with nos. 9–11 and 12–15 to follow on the next afternoon and evening.

The Mandelring Quartet completed an award-winning series of Shostakovich quartet recordings for Audite in 2009, with The Strad hailing it as 'one of the outstanding cycles in today's catalogue'.