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Aris Quartet

Sunday, February 25, 5:00 pm

Muzeum Susch, Auditorium

Aris Quartet, Foto: Maximilian Mann

Anna Katharina Wildermuth - violin

Noëmi Zipperling - violin

Caspar Vinzens - viola

Lukas Sieber - violoncello

Expressive, dynamic, spectacular – the Aris Quartet has been at home on international stages for more than a decade. With its unmistakable sound, it has long been known as one of the world’s top-rank chamber music ensembles.

The musicians have performed in venues including London's Wigmore Hall, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Herbst Theatre San Francisco, and the Philharmonie de Paris. Their choice of chamber music partners is exceptional: Christiane Karg, Tabea Zimmermann, Daniel Müller-Schott, Eckart Runge, Kit Armstrong and Nils Mönkemeyer.

The ensemble also devotes itself to cross-genre projects, including with the jazz pianist Omer Klein. From the very beginning, the musicians have also placed a special focus on contemporary music. Composers such as Lukas Ligeti, Gerald Resch, Misato Mochizuki, and Pierre Dominique Ponnelle have entrusted the Quartet with world premieres of their works.

Founded in Frankfurt am Main in 2009, the Aris Quartet, one of whose most important mentors has been Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet), continues to perform to this day in an unchanged format. The ensemble’s success is no coincidence: having earned numerous first prizes at prestigious competitions, the Aris Quartet quickly achieved its international breakthrough. The musicians have also been honored as ECHO Rising Stars by the European Concert Hall Organisation, were among the BBC's New Generation Artists, and have won five awards at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich.

In addition to regular appearances on radio and television, the Aris Quartet has already released six CD productions that have received considerable acclaim from critics. In late 2023 further recordings for the Deutsche Grammophon have been released especially on STAGE+.

Fanny Hensel (1805 ‒ 1847)

String Quartet E flat major

Leoš Janácek (1854 – 1928)

String Quartet No. 2 'Intimate Letters'

Franz Schubert (1797 ‒ 1828)

String Quartet No. 13 in A minor D 804 'Rosamunde

For a long time Fanny stood in the shadow of her famous brother Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Although the latter always encouraged his sister to compose, he also corrected her in her works and made suggestions for improvements. Her string quartet, however, needs none of this brotherly advice. It is a sui generis work, at times boldly negating the traditional classical canon of forms and unabashedly romantic: more rambling fantasy than strictly structured four-part harmony. Schubert's A minor string quartet is also associated with a woman's name: "Rosamunde," the title of a drama for which Schubert composed the incidental music and from which he took the theme for the slow movement in the string quartet. With this movement, he wanted to conquer "the path to the great symphony," which can also be heard in the string quartet with its orchestral sonorities, its comparatively monumental proportions and extreme contrasts. Here a new Schubertian concept for the string quartet genre announces itself.

TICKETS:

CHF 25,00 (concert/ normal)

CHF 15,00 (concert/ reduced)

Combo Tickets:

CHF 37,00 (Muzeum Susch entrance + concert/ normal)

CHF 23,00 (Muzeum Susch entrance + concert/ reduced)

You can buy the tickets at Muzeum Susch reception during the opening times or book them via email info@muzeumsusch.ch.

The concert series is significantly supported by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.