Zapp4 is a band with the line-up of a string quartet. It combines groove, improvisation, and fantasy with passionate solos. On stage the group is a blast: They interact with high speed and have a wide musical spectrum. No matter how wild or mild they get, there is always a poetic side to their music. Another striking item about the quartet is that all four members compose for the band.
The uniqueness of the group and its repertoire makes Zapp4 very acceptable for a large audience including all sorts of music lovers. Because of this quality Zapp4 won the Sena Toonzetters Performers Award (a contemporary award for the best ensemble of the year) in 2012 and the Kersjesprijs (a prestiguous classical award) in 2005.
Whoever is present at a Zapp performance will be guaranteed to leave the place with a big smile and freshly washed ears!
2014 Brought us a great collaboration with Norwegian live-sampling wizzard Jan Bang (playing at the Punkt Festival, Norway) and we shared the stage with Marc Ribot at the November Music Festival.

Volkskrant: 'Zapp4 knows the recipe for musical happiness.'

NRC Handelsblad: 'Zapp4, the hardest grooving string quartet of the Netherlands.'

Read our history here.
Click on the bandmembers for their individual biographies.

 Photography Merlijn Doomernik