Anna Katharina Wildermuth, violin
Noémi Zipperling, violin
Caspar Vinzens, viola
Lukas Sieber, cello
Without a doubt, the Aris Quartett belongs to the group of young ensembles taking the concert scene by storm. Founded in Frankfurt am Main in 2009, this group of musicians plays on the great concert stages around the world. In the upcoming seasons, the Aris Quartett will be performing at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the BBC Proms and at the San Francisco Chamber Music Society.
These four musicians were brought together at a young age: an initiative of chamber music professor Hubert Buchberger which began as an experiment at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, and quickly proved to be highly auspicious. The idea for the ensemble’s memorable name was a spontaneous one: ARIS are the last letters of each of the musicians’ ﬁrst names.
After studying under Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartett) in Madrid, their international breakthrough came early with several 1st prizes at renowned music competitions. The Aris Quartett attracted a lot of attention when it won the highly-prized Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung chamber music award in addition to ﬁve prizes at the ARD Music Competitionin Munich. In being named “New Generation Artists” by the BBC, “ECHO Rising Stars” by the European Concert Hall Organisation as well as by earning the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, the Aris Quartett has received some of the highest international distinctions for young musicians.
To date, four highly regarded CD productions are available. Most recently, in the autumn of 2018, the recording of Schubert’s Der Tod und das Mädchen and Shostakovich’s String Quartet Nr. 8 was released in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk. This recording has been hailed as a benchmark recording by music journalists.
The Aris Quartett is sponsored by the Anna Ruths-Stiftung, the Wilfried and Martha Ensinger Foundation, and the Irene Steels-Wilsing Stiftung.
Picture: Simona Bednarek
The Artist's Homepage: https://www.arisquartett.de/
String Quartet C minor, Op. 51/1, Clarinet Quintet, Op. 115
Aris Quartett - Thorsten Johanns, Clarinet
Shostakovich – Schubert
Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor
Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets
String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59/3, String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131