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Aris Quartett

Anna Katharina Wildermuth - violin
Noémi Zipperling - violin    
Caspar Vinzens - viola
Lukas Sieber - cello




"Outstanding technical skills, verve and passion - these young musicians played right into the heart of the audience ..."

Founded in Frankfurt in 2009, the Aris Quartett is one of the most popular young string quartets of today.

At the International ARD Music Competition 2016 in Munich the Aris Quartett won five prizes. They have been awarded with the 2nd Prize, the special prize of the French chamber music organisation ProQuartet, the "Osnabrücker Musikpreis", the prize of the music label Genuin classics - ánd the Audience Prize.

After the great success with their debut CD of 2015 a new CD with Zemlinsky's Second String Quartet and the Fifth Quartet of Bartók was released by telos music at the end of October 2016.

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ARIS QUARTETT - Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80





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"... an untainted interpretation ..., well balanced and of high sound culture ..“
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
“On the way to the string quartets’ Olympus"
Mittelbayerische Zeitung


Founded in Frankfurt in 2009, the Aris Quartett is one of the most popular young string quartets of today. The musicians, born between 1989 and 1993, received their training with Hubert Buchberger (Buchberger Quartett) at Frankfurt University of Music. They currently complete their chamber music studies with Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartett) at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid.

Having received numerous national awards, the international breakthrough already came with the first contest participations: The Aris Quartett won First Prizes in the International Johannes Brahms Competition 2012 (Pörtschach/Austria), in the European Chamber Music Competition 2013 (Karlsruhe/Germany), in the International August-Everding Competition 2014 (Munich/Germany) as well as in the International Joseph- Joachim Chamber Music Competition 2016 (Weimar/Germany).

Most recently, they have been awarded with the prestigious 2016 Chamber Music Prize of the Jürgen Ponto Foundation as well as the 2nd Prize, the Audience Award and another three special prizes at the ARD International Music Competition 2016 in Munich.

The young musicians perform internationally at outstanding music festivals such as the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Festival Quartetto d'archi (Reggio Emilia/Italy) and the HARMOS Festival (Porto) as well as in significant concert halls, for example in the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Residenz in Munich, the Hofburg in Vienna, the Auditorio SONY in Madrid, the Auditorium de Bordeaux and the Melbourne Town Hall.

In addition to classical string quartet literature, the Aris Quartett attends to a less common repertoire with a special focus on 20th century's works. In this tradition stand their first CDs, released by telos music in 2015 and 2016, which present works by Haydn, Reger, Hindemith, Zemlinsky and Bartók.

Their chamber music partners include prestigious artists such as clarinettists Jörg Widmann and Thorsten Johanns, pianists Igor Levit and Evgenia Rubinova, mezzo-soprano Melinda Paulsen and tenor Simon Bode, and the Vogler and Minetti Quartets.

Especially appraised by the press for their striking passion and musicality, the Aris Quartett moreover claimed international attention by radio recordings, for example on SWR2, hr2, BR-Klassik (Germany), Österreich1 (Austria), RAI Radio 3 (Italy), Radio Clásica (Spain), RTP2 (Portugal), Česká televize (Czech Republic) and ABC Classic FM (Australia).

The Aris Quartett is funded by scholarships from Deutscher Musikrat, Villa Musica, Jeunesses Musicales, "Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now", Anna Ruths Foundation and Fundación Albéniz.


programme proposals 2017-18


Mozart: Quartet No. 17 in B flat major, KV 458 "The Hunt"
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Schumann: Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41 No. 1
or: Schubert: Quartet in D minor, D810 "Death and the Maiden"

Haydn: Quartet in F minor, Op. 55 No. 2
Webern: Five Movements, Op. 5
Beethoven: Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131

Beethoven: Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4
Berg: "Lyric Suite"
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

Mozart: Quartet No. 17 in B flat major, KV 458 "The Hunt"
Bartok: Quartet No. 5, Sz102
Beethoven: Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 

from early in 2018:
3x Beethoven: Quartets Op. 18 No. 4 - Op. 59 No. 2 - Op. 131



Arriaga: Quartet No. 1 in D minor
Berg: "Lyric Suite"
Brahms: Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51 No. 1

Bach: excerpts from "The Art of Fugue", BWV 1080
a 20th Century work tba
Dvořák: Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106

Haydn: Quartet in B flat major, Op. 76 No. 4 "Sunrise"
Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
Beethoven: Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 No. 1 

Beethoven - Rasumovsky Quartets:
No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 No. 1 - No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 - No. 9 in C major, Op. 59 No. 3

Beethoven: Quartets Op. 18 No. 4 - Op. 59 No. 2 - Op. 131