Amaryllis Quartett - String Quartet

Amaryllis Quartett
- String Quartet
Gustav Frielinghaus - Violin
Lena Sandoz - Violin
Mareike Hefti - Viola
Yves Sandoz - Violoncello
Contact:
Jonas Grunau

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The Amaryllis Quartett has regularly thrilled audiences and the critical press alike. Reviews describing the quartet as “compellingly refreshing and intelligently unconventional” (BNN) and praising its “astoundingly immaculate technique” (Süddeutsche Zeitung) confirm the ensemble’s status as one of the most outstanding string quartets of its generation.

In its recital programming and its recordings, the Amaryllis Quartett places classical quartet literature alongside newer compositions in order to create new listening experiences. Premiere performances of works by composers such as Johannes Fischer, David Philip Hefti or Lin Yang are given as much importance as the rediscovery of forgotten masterpieces such as the string quartets of the Hungarian composer Géza Frid.

The 2011 release, White, with works by Webern and Haydn, won the ECHO Klassik Award as the best chamber music recording in 2012.

The Amaryllis Quartett regularly performed with chamber music partners Dimitri Ashkenazy, François Benda, Reto Bieri, Barbara Buntrock, Patrick Demenga, Nobuko Imai, Volker Jacobsen, Thorsten Johanns, Matthias Kirschnereit, Jens Peter Maintz, Gustav Rivinius and Barbara Westphal.

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Amaryllis Quartett - Hamburg

Together with Jens Peter Maintz (Violoncello) and Volker Jacobsen (Viola)

Works by Strauss, Schönberg and Brahms

Location: Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal

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Amaryllis Quartett - Berlin

Together with Alexander Krichel (Klavier)

Works by Debussy und Franck

Location: Berliner Philharmonie, Kammermusiksaal

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Amaryllis Quartett - Reinbek

Works by Beethoven und Schubert

Location: Schloss Reinbek

Amaryllis Quartett - Halle (Saale)

Works by Haydn, Rihm und Schubert

Location: Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle, Freylinghausen-Saal

Amaryllis Quartett - Fürstenfeldbruck

Works by Beethoven und Schubert

Location: Veranstaltungsforum Fürstenfeld

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Amaryllis Quartett - London

Together with Tjadina Wake-Walker (Oboe)

Including works by Mozart, Britten, Grieg

Location: Wigmore Hall

Amaryllis Quartett - Festival Kempen

Together with Matthias Kirschnereit (Klavier)

Works by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Schumann

Location: Paterskirche

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Amaryllis Quartett - Hofmusik Festival Iserlohn

Together with Felix Klieser (Horn)

Location: Iserlohn

 

The Amaryllis Quartett has regularly thrilled audiences and the critical press alike. Reviews describing the quartet as “compellingly refreshing and intelligently unconventional” (BNN) and praising its “astoundingly immaculate technique” (Süddeutsche Zeitung) confirm the ensemble’s status as one of the most outstanding string quartets of its generation.

In its recital programming and its recordings, the Amaryllis Quartett places classical quartet literature alongside newer compositions in order to create new listening experiences. Premiere performances of works by composers such as Johannes Fischer, David Philip Hefti or Lin Yang are given as much importance as the rediscovery of forgotten masterpieces such as the string quartets of the Hungarian composer Géza Frid.

The four musicians, who studied with Walter Levin in Basel, subsequently with the Alban Berg Quartet in Cologne and with Günter Pichler in Madrid, have won numerous international prizes, among them the Finalists’ Prize at the Premio Paolo Borciani 2011 in Reggio Emilia and only four weeks later First Prize and the Monash University Grand Prize at the 6th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. In 2012 the quartet was also awarded the Chamber Music Prize of the Jürgen Ponto Foundation.

Concert tours have taken the Amaryllis Quartett to the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Tonhalle in Zurich, Vienna’s Musikverein, Teatro della Pergola in Florence, Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice and Dai-ichi Seimei Hall in Tokyo. The ensemble is a frequent guest at festivals including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Schwetzingen SWR Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, as well as the Rheingau Festival and Lucerne Festival. The quartet has also inaugurated its own recital series at the Concert Hall in Solothurn, Switzerland and is performing a cycle entitled amaryllis 3x3 at the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, the Lübecker Kolosseum and the Radio Bremen Sendesaal.

In January 2019, the quartet made its debut at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

The Amaryllis Quartett regularly performed with chamber music partners Dimitri Ashkenazy, François Benda, Reto Bieri, Barbara Buntrock, Patrick Demenga, Nobuko Imai, Volker Jacobsen, Thorsten Johanns, Matthias Kirschnereit, Jens Peter Maintz, Gustav Rivinius and Barbara Westphal.

The 2011 release, White, with works by Webern and Haydn, won the ECHO Klassik Award as the best chamber music recording in 2012. This CD marked the beginning of the highly acclaimed “Color Series,” in which works from different historical periods are juxtaposed in each release. The release in fall 2016, “Yellow”, is the final installment in the series.

In addition to its busy concert career, the quartet is also very devoted to passing its experience on to other musicians. For example, it gives master classes, and a number of its members also teach chamber music classes at German state music conservatories.

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Amaryllis Quartett: Haydn string quartet op. 64 no 5, "The Lark", 1st movement

Amaryllis Quartett und Matthias Kirschnereit Brahms Klavierquintett Finale poco sostenuto

Amaryllis Quartett - CD RED

Yellow: Mozart & Schönberg

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Streichquartett Nr. 17 "Die Jagd" K.458
Arnold Schönberg: Streichquartett Nr. 2 op. 10
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Streichquartett Nr.19 "Dissonanzen" K. 465

Label: Genuin
LC: LC12029
Distribution: Note 1 Musikvertrieb
EAN: 4260036254389
Release: 07.10.2016


Blue: Debussy, Yang & Ravel

Claude Debussy: Streichquartett g-moll op. 10
Lin Yang: Streichquartett Nr. 1 "In diesem Augenblick"
Maurice Ravel: Streichquartett F-Dur

Label: Genuin
LC: LC12029
Distribution: Note 1 Musikvertrieb
EAN: 4260036253733
Release: 02.01.2015


Green: Kurtág & Schumann

Kurtág: Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervanskzy op.28 für Streichquartett
Schumann: Streichquartette op. 41 Nr. 1 & 3

Label: Genuin
LC: LC12029
Distribution: Note 1 Musikvertrieb
EAN: 4260036252903
Release: 08.11.2013


Franz Schubert - Oktett D.803

Franz Schubert: Oktett D.803

Label: Genuin
LC: LC12029
Distribution: Note 1 Musikvertrieb
EAN: 4260036252699
Release: 01.06.2013


Red - Beethoven & Berg

Berg: Streichquartett op. 3
Beethoven: Streichquartett Nr. 14 op. 131

Label: Genuin
LC: LC12029
Distribution: Note 1 Musikvertrieb
EAN: 4260036252613
Release: 01.01.2013


White - Haydn & Webern

Haydn: Streichquartett in F Dur op. 50, Nr. 5, Streichquartett in g Moll, op. 74 Nr. 3.
Webern: Fünf Sätze für Streichquartett

Label: Genuin
LC: LC12029
Distribution: Note 1 Musikvertrieb
EAN: 4260036252187
Release: 14.10.2011


Fantasia Tropica - Geza Frid: Streichquartette Nr.1-4

Ersteinspielung der Streichquartette 1-4 des Kodály und Bartók-Schülers Géza Frid (1904 -1989)

Label: Coviello Classics
LC: LC12403
Distribution: Note 1 Musikvertrieb
EAN: 4039956508052
Release: 01.06.2008