ECHO – this is the name of the network set up by Europe's leading concert halls, a cooperation that aims to work on joint initiatives and a mutual exchange of ideas. Every year the 22 members nominate six outstanding young artists and send them off on a large-scale tour.
The current »Rising Stars« appear at the Elbphilharmonie every year in the space of a week. Concerts cannot be given in front of a large audience this time round, but everyone can still enjoy the festival: the concerts are being transferred to the internet, and can be watched as a stream, starting on Tuesday 26 January at 20.30 with the Aris Quartett.
Each stream starts with a short talk from the artist, followed by the actual concert.
Two years after their last CD, the Aris Quartett focuses on Johannes Brahms with their fifth production.
Included are two key works of the chamber music literature of the 19th century: The String Quartet in C minor, dating from the early period of maturity, is characterized by how the composer dealt with personal losses and how he overcame great doubts. The Clarinet Quintet is one of Brahms' last works ever. A swan song to his oeuvre, perhaps even to Romanticism in general.
Chamber music partner of the quartet is the clarinettist Thorsten Johanns.
The recording is a co-production of Deutschlandfunk and BBC Radio 3 and will be released by Genuin Classics.
In the coming weeks we are looking forward to some special concert debuts at home and abroad:
- March 12th: Barcelona, L Áuditori
- March 13th: Hamburg, Laeiszhalle
- March 19th: Paris, Auditorium d´Louvre
- March 26th: Vienna, Musikverein
- April 22nd: Bremen, "Die Glocke"
- April 28th: Basel, "Paul Sacher Foundation"
- May 18th: London, Wigmore Hall
UPDATE: Due to corona virus many concerts have been cancelled. Please check out our concert calendar for more information!
The Aris Quartett is this year's winner of the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award of 30.000 £
The Award is given to recipients for the purpose of advancing their musical careers across a wide range of projects.The Trust also offers advice and practical support alongside the financial
endowments to the selected musicians.
„We are deeply honored, very happy and thankful for this huge appreciation!!" (C. Vinzens, violist)
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