One of the most brilliant works in the quartet literature, an exciting new composition based on it, and a virtuoso award-winning ensemble: the Aris Quartet's GENUIN CD Attacca bursts with energy from the very first moment.
Highly acclaimed with awards such as "Echo Rising Stars" 2019/2020, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, and "BBC New Generations Artists" 2018-2020, the Aris Quartet juxtaposes Beethoven's "Russian" Quartet Op. 59, No. 1, with Gerald Resch's String Quartet No. 3.
Gerald Resch's intention was to build a kind of "adjacent property" to Beethoven. The Aris Quartet vividly brings out both the connections and differences with its nuanced playing.
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.
You can rewatch the concert stream here!
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)
Proud to be part of the latest Cover CD of the BBC Music Magazine-
we hope you enjoy our performance of Mozart's String Quartet in B flat, K458 "Hunt"!
International recognition for the Frankfurt ensemble
The European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) has selected the Aris Quartett as Rising Stars for the 2020/2021 concert season.
Having already been named BBC New Generation Artists, the Rising Stars distinction represents a further international honor for their remarkable artistic achievements. The recommendation for selecting the Aris Quartet as Rising Stars came from the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Konzerthaus Dortmund.
The European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) brings together many of Europe’s major concert halls into an active network, one of whose tasks is to support young musicians at the international elite level. The selected artists are given the opportunity to perform in Europe’s leading concert halls.
The ECHO Rising Stars program has existed since 1995 and has helped launch the international careers of many stars over the years. “The focus of the program is on musical excellence; the artists presented as part of the program are the best in their fields and are hand-picked by the Artistic Directors of our member concert halls,” says Andrew Manning, the Secretary General of the European Concert Hall Organisation. During their tours, the Rising Stars are involved in numerous cultural projects in the cities and regions of the ECHO network.
We are really looking forward to perform at "BBC Proms - The World's greatest classical music festival" for our first time. The concert will take place on August 12th and will be broadcasted by BBC Radio 3 - you are very welcome to join us, live in concert as well as on radio..!
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all of you! We wish you a joyful time with your family and friends!
We are happy to share the new collaboration with agency Marianne Schmocker Artists International - representing the Aris Quartett in the United States of America, Canada and Mexico.
We are so looking forward to cross the ocean soon...
Photo (c): Michael Reh
Our latest CD - including the 8th string quartet by Shostakovich and 'The death and maiden' by Schubert - has been released by GENUIN Classics in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk in September
The recording has received the Pizzicato Supersonic Award.
You can listen to it on Spotify our buy it online , on Amazon, Ebay and many others...
Aris Quartet was named BBC "New Generation Artists", an honor that brings with it recordings, international radio broadcasts and appearances in Britain's most prominent venues and festivals.
Photo: (c) Michael Reh
The Aris Quartet was invited to the popular Arte TV-Show "Stars of tomorrow- presented by Rolando Villazón" and the renowned radio broadcast "Musiksalon" of the RBB KulturRadio.
In it's cultural magazine "Aspekte" the German Television ZDF accompanied the Aris Quartett to one of it's most special concert venues...
The portrait with the titel "Aris Quartett: The fantastic four" has been aired on 07. Juli 2017
You can still watch it here in the ZDF mediathek.
Our new recording with works of Ludwig van Beethoven will be released by GENUIN Classics in September 2017.
More than 15 hours of content over 6 DVDs includes three feature-length documentaries, plus filmed performances
of 12 hours of Reger's best music for orchestra, organ,
voice, violin, piano and chamber ensemble.
The Aris Quartet have been awarded first prize at the international competition of the "Irene Steels Wilsing - Foundation in Berlin.
Photo: (c) Daniel Delang
The Aris Quartet just won 5 prizes at the International ARD Music Competition 2016 in Munich.
They have been awarded with a second prize as well as the audience prize, the special prize of the french chamber music organisation ProQuartet, the prize of the music label GenuinClassics and the "Osnabrücker Musikpreis".
Our new CD with works of Alexander Zemlinsky and Béla Bartók will be released by Telos Music Records in October 2016.
The Aris Quartett has been awarded wih the Music Prize of the "Jürgen-Ponto Foundation".
The prize includes a prize money of 60.000 Euro as well as concert invitations to prestigious Music Festivals.
The Aris Quartet won the 7th International Joseph Joachim competition 2016 in Weimar, Germany.
The young musicians has been awarded First Prize as well as all four special prizes of the competition!
We are excited to be part of the DVD-Production "Max Reger: the Last Giant" this year.
There will be a full biographical documentary of the great composer with lots of filmed perfomances and recordings.
The DVD will be released by Fugue State Films in 2016.
You can find more Information here!
A huge article with many interesting informations abut us and our latest recording was published in the music magazine Class: aktuell
The Article is not online anymore - but in case you are interested we are happy to send you a print version of the magazine...
In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut the Aris Quartett will visit Luanda in Angola in July 2016.
We will work and make music there with the young angolan orchestra "KAPOSOKA".
We are really looking forward to this exciting experience!
A portrait video of the Aris Quartett will be released in November 2015.
We would like to thank the "Freunde der Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz e.V." for their support!
Our cellist Lukas Sieber now plays a violoncello of the famous french violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume from 1866 by courtesy of the "Anna-Ruths foundation".
The debut CD of the Aris Quartett with works of Jospeh Haydn, Max Reger and Paul Hindemith will be released by Telos Music Records in december 2015.
You can order this CD here!
You can follow the perfomances of the Aris Quartet at the "7th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competiton" on ABC Classic FM.
We congratulate our colleague Caspar Vinzens, violist and member of the Aris Quartett, on winning First Price and Audience Price at the international "Szymon-Goldberg-Award" 2015 in Meissen (Germany).
We are happy to announnce that the Aris Quartett has been awarded a scholarship of the "Deutscher Musikrat" at the German Music Competition 2015 in Lübeck.
The Aris Quartett will perform at this years "Festival quartetto d´archi" in Reggio Emilia (Italy) with the famous clarinetist and composer Jörg Widmann. The concert will take place in June 11th with works of Mendelssohn, Widmann and Mozart.
This week we would like to welcome a very special new member of the Aris Quartett:
Our primaria Anna Katharina Wildermuth plays a violin of the famous italian violin maker Pietro Antonio Landolfi from 1760 now by courtesy of a private sponsor.
We are happy to announce that we will be participating in this year's "Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition". After two qualifying rounds we are one of of 8 string quartets worldwide invited to fly to the final rounds in Australia in July - we are looking forward to be there and are excited to compete in Melbourne!
The Aris Quartett won the international August Everding Competition. In the final round, in the Allerheiligen-Hofkirche of the Munich Residenz, the musicians prevailed over the Abel Quartett and the Goldmund Quartett ...