Die Ensembles

Akhtamar Quartet

 

The name Akhtamar is based on the armenian pieces by Komitas/Aslamazyan, which became its signature. The quartet was founded in Bruxelles. It was tutored by Guy Danel and the Debussy Quartet. The ensemble is also part of ProQuartet's and the ECMA training institutions. In 2014, the Akhtamar String Quartet won the the Horlait-Dapsens Prize, and in July 2016, they recieved the 2nd prize given by the radio Musiq’3. In october 2018, it has been selected for taking part in Le Dimore del Quartetto project. The Akhtamar Quartet regularly performs in Belgium and in France, but also in Germany, Switzerland... The string quartet played in well-known festivals such as Radio France in Montpellier, Voix Intimes, Quatuor à l’Ouest, Midis-Minimes, Musicancy... The ensemble was invited on “France Culture” radio in 2017 and “France Musique” in 2018. Read more...

 

 

Auner Quartett

 

Gewinner des Eugéne Ysaÿe Wettbewerbes in Liége, Belgien 2018 und gelobt für seine "stilistische Sicherheit und Bereitschaft zu Emotion... alle vier ist die Kammermusik die Essenz des Musikalischen per se ..." (Radio Ö1 "Intrada") hat sich das Wiener Auner
Quartett in kürzester Zeit im internationalen Musikgeschehen einen Namen gemacht. Das Ensemble bespielt seinen eigenen Kammermusikzyklus in Wien, wo es im Barocksaal des alten Wiener Rathauses jeden Monat ein abwechslungsreiches Repertoire präsentiert. Das Auner Quartett, bestehend aus den Geigern Daniel und Barbara Auner, dem Bratschisten Nikita Gerkusov und dem Cellisten Konstantin Zelenin ist im Rahmen von Konzertauftritten bereits in einer Vielzahl von Festivals und Konzerthäusern aufgetreten. Mehr lesen ...

 

 

Cosmos Quartet

The Cosmos Quartet was established in 2014 from the friendship and mutual interests of four young Spanish musicians. Each of them has had an international trajectory as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Despite the fact that it is a recently formed ensemble, the Cosmos Quartet has already gained an international career winning recently the First Prize at the 2018 Competition Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation in Heidelberg and the 13è Premi BBVA de Música de Cambra Montserrat Alavedra. In 2016 the quartet has been semifinalist in the string quartet speciality of the prestigious “Concurs de Genève” celebrated in the city of Geneva. They also achieve the Third Prize at the “Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition”, First Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition "Mirabent i Magrans" in Sitges and the “Kammermusik Preis” and “Artis Quartet Preis” both at the International Summer Academy ISA in August 2014. The quartet is based in Barcelona and plays four instruments builded specially for them from the catalan wellknown violinmaker David Bagué. Read more...

 

 

Kruppa Quartet

 

Kruppa Quartet was founded by four former students of Budapest Liszt academy under the patronage of András Keller in 2012. In the next year they won 2nd price and special price at Léo Weiner Chamber Music Competition. They have been learning at several masters of the Hungarian chamber music haritage, such as Gábor Takàcs-Nagy, Imre Rohmann, Rita Wagner, László Fenyö and Barnabás Kelemen. They have been invited ensemble of festivals including the Quartettissimo Festival, Auer Festival, CAFé Budapest and the Aldeburgh Festival. Their repertoir consists pieces from renessaince to contemporary premieres. 

 

 

 

Quartetto Adorno

2017 Quartetto Adorno won the 3rd Prize (1st Prize not awarded), the Special Prize for the best performance of a contemporary piece and the Public’s Prize at the International String Quartet Competition “XI Premio Paolo Borciani”. During the thirty-year history of the Competition, no italian quartet had such an important recognition.. Despite their recent foundation, they has already performed for important promoters such as “London Chamber Music Society Series at Kings Place” and “Wigmore Hall” in London, “Ravenna Festival”, “La Società dei Concerti” in Milan, “Fondazione I Teatri” in Reggio Emilia, MITO Festival, “Fazioli Concert Hall” in Sacile, “Podium für junge Solisten” in Tegernsee, “Unione Musicale” in Torino, “Società del Quartetto” in Bergamo, “ACM Chamber Music” in Trieste. 2017 become ECMA-European Chamber Music Academy effective ensemble founded by Hatto Beyerle. In 2018 Quartetto Adorno is the winner of the X International Competition for String Quartet “V. E. Rimbotti” and they also becomes associate artist in residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Brussels. In 2019/20/21they will be engaged in the performance of the complete Beethoven quartets at “Associazione Musicale Lucchese”, at “Musikamera” in Teatro La Fenice Venice, at Teatro Bellini in Catania. Special thanks to Asmana Wellness World Firenze for supporting Quartetto Adorno’ activity. Read more...

 

Quartetto Delfico 

 

Quartetto Delfico was created by four friends united in their common passion for the most classic form of chamber music: the quartet. Its members, all of them working with various symphony orchestras and chamber groups specialized in historically informed performances, embarked their own path by promoting, alongside the great classical and romantic repertoire, the discovery of the Italian repertoire for string quartet. The quartet has studied with H. Beyerle and A. Moccia. They played in many festivals in Italy and Europe. In June 2014, Brilliant Classics has released its first CD of the Quartetto Delfico: “Vincenzo Manfredini. Complete String Quartets“. In October 2017 the new CD “Paris 1804”, with the horn player Alessandro Denabian, has been released by Passacaille.
Since September 2018 Federico Toffano joins the quartet as new cellist. Read more...

 

 

Trio Incendio

 

Trio Incendio was founded in 2016 in Prague, where all the members grew up. In the last two years, they won several national international competitions like Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award in Lugano, Coop Music Awards in Cremona, Concorso Musicale “Marcello Pontillo” in Firenze and Bohuslav Martinů Competition in Prague. Trio Incendio participated twice in the International Summer Academy, where they worked with members of the Artis Quartett and other distinguished professors and chamber musicians like f. e. Hatto Beyerle, Avedis Koyoumdjian and Vida Vujić, Anita Mitterer, Péter Nagy. They are giving many concerts both in Czech Republic and abroad, one of the highlights was their Lunch Concert performance in Philharmonie Berlin. 

 

 

 

Quasi Trio

The young Czech ensemble Quasi Trio was established in 2014 in Prague where it has been based since. All three members – Marie Hasoňová (violin), Judita Škodová (cello) and Kateřina Ochmanová (piano) – are currently studying the chamber music master program at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, as well as attending internships in prestigious european universities (Paris, Dresden etc.). They have successfully attended many international competitions and master classes. Apart from chamber music classes at the Academy in Prague, the trio is broading its experience at the University of Music (MDW) in Vienna with e. g. Johaness Meissl, Vida Vujić and Peter Schuhmayer. The ensemble is also a graduate of a two-year internship in the chamber music class of the Trio Wanderer at CRR in Paris. Although the Quasi Trio is aiming its concert activities mostly on the Czech audience, it also takes part in foreign projects and master classes. The ensemble owns awards from international competitions (the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation International Competition, International Plovdiv Chamber Music Competition, CIMA Competition Vienna, International Summer Academy in Reichenau an der Rax in Austria, etc.). They also got multiple opportunities to perform in the Austrian broadcast ORF. Among the successes of the ensemble, there are also several prizes for exceptional interpretation of pieces by Bohuslav Martinů. The members were awarded these both in the solo and chamber music categories in the Czech republic and abroad. Besides collaboration with the best Czech orchestras (the PKF-Prague Philharmonia, the Czech Philharmonic, the Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic, the BERG Orchestra, etc.) within their chamber and educational series, the Quasi Trio members also appear as soloists, for instance in the L. van Beethoven's Triple Concerto C major. Read more...

 

 

Animato Quartet

Praised for their passionate, spontaneous playing and powerful on-stage presence, the Animato Quartet was formed by close friends studying at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Since the quartet was founded in 2014, they draw endless inspiration from the great string quartet repertoire, while also enjoying collaborations with contemporary composers. They have been invited to perform at various venues including the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Casa da Música in Porto, and at several festivals such as the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, The International Chamber Music Festival Schiermonnikoog, HARMOS festival in Portugal and the “Festival International de Inverno de Campos do Jordao” in Brazil. During this festival the Animato Quartet received an award for “Artistic Excellence” for their performances. They have also performed in Germany, Norway and France. As an ensemble of the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) and the Dutch String Quartet Academy (NSKA) they are privileged to work with inspiring artists like Eberhard Feltz, Hatto Beyerle, Quatuor Danel and Johannes Meissl. Their development has also greatly benefited from lessons by, among others, Anner Bylsma, Jan-Willem de Vriend, Alfred Brendel, Gerhard Schultz and Vera Beths. Recently the quartet has been awarded the String Quartet Prize by the Kersjesfoundation, to further develop their music making. The Animato Quartet is very privileged to make music on beautiful instruments. Shin plays a violin made by Nicolò Amati (1675 Cremona), graciously on loan thanks to a private sponsorship. Tim’s violin is made by Johannes Theodorus Cuypers (circa 1750 The Hague), on loan from mr. Philip de Jong from Amsterdam. Elisa Karen plays a viola made by Marino Capicchioni (1965 Rimini) and Pieter plays a cello made by Johannes Theodorus Cuypers (1775-1780 The Hague) both given on loan from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation. Read more...

 

 

Marc Aurel Quartett

Das Marc Aurel Quartett wurde 2018 an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien gegründet, wo sie seitdem bei Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartett) und Vida Vujic studieren. Das Ensemble gab bereits Konzerte im Musikverein Wien, Harmos Festival Porto, beim Sommerfestival Thalhof in Reichenau an der Rax und der Swiss Chamber Academy. Im vergangenen Sommer nahmen sie an der "isa - Internationale Sommerakademie der mdw" teil, wo sie für ihre Interpretation des Streichquartetts op. 3 von Alban Berg mit dem Preis für die Zweite Wiener Schule ausgezeichnet wurden. Unterricht erhielten sie u.a. von Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartett), Jan Talich (Talich Quartett) und Patrick Jüdt. Weitere Impulse bekamen sie von Lawrence Dutton (Emerson Quartet), Tim Frederiksen (Danish String Quartet) sowie Heinz Holliger.  Benannt haben sich die vier Musiker nach dem römischen Kaiser und Philosophen Marc Aurel, der die letzten Jahre seines Lebens in Vindobona (heutiges Wien) verbrachte.

 

 

 

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