- Fauré Quartett
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The requirements have changed. Those who want to perform chamber music cannot restrict themselves to the rules of the past centuries. The demand for a diverse repertoire has grown and thus an open space was created for ensembles such as the Fauré Quartet, which has proven itself as the reigning piano quartet worldwide in only a few years time.
The four artists are visionaries of their field and their experiments and discoveries are highly respected, whether playing with the NDR Big Band, working with artists such as Rufus Wainwright or Sven Helbig, performing in clubs or enthusing children for chamber music on the German children’s television channel KIKA as well as through ‘Rhapsody in School’. The range of honors reaches from the Deutsche Musikwettbewerb prize, the ensemble prize of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and international competition prizes, the Deutsche Schallplattenkritik to the Brahms prize of the Brahms Gesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein 2012 and the Musikpreis of the city of Duisburg 2012.
The musicians of the Fauré Quartet are pioneers in several aspects. After getting together right at the beginning of their studies at the Musikhochschule in Karlsruhe in the year of Gabriel Fauré’s 150th anniversary, the musicians soon knew that new worlds of repertoire could be explored with this combination. In 2006 the Fauré Quartet signed a record deal with the Deutsche Grammophon. Recordings were produced that have set standards.
World tours have carried these qualifications to faraway places, international masterclasses pass them on to students. Furthermore, the members teach at the universities of arts in Berlin and Essen. In addition, the artistic direction of the Festspielfrühling Rügen as well as their work as ‘quartet in residence’ at the Karlsruher Musikhochschule belong to the extraordinary activities of the Fauré Quartet. During their travels the musicians perform in the world’s most important venues, be it the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Berliner Philharmonie or the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and the Wigmore Hall in London, where they stop off annually. Thus through many artistic ingredients an ensemble profile is composed that has no equal.