Amaryllis Quartett

Amaryllis Quartett
- string quartet


Gustav Frielinghaus, Violin
Lena Sandoz, Violin
Mareike Hefti, Viola
Yves Sandoz, Violoncello
 
Contact:
Jonas Grunau
 
+49(0)5121 7558421
+49 (0)179 922 1569
 
 

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 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. The Amaryllis Quartett regularly performs with chamber music partners Barbara Westphal, Dimitri Ashkenazy, François Benda, Patrick Demenga, Volker Jacobsen, Paul Katz, Jens Peter Maintz, Gustav Rivinius, Gerhard Schulz and Michael Tree.

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 - Iserlohn

Gemeinsam mit Felix Klieser (Horn)

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Location: Hofmusik Festival

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. The Amaryllis Quartett regularly performs with chamber music partners Barbara Westphal, Dimitri Ashkenazy, François Benda, Patrick Demenga, Volker Jacobsen, Paul Katz, Jens Peter Maintz, Gustav Rivinius, Gerhard Schulz and Michael Tree.

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 present release, 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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J. Haydn: string quartet op. 64, no. 5 "The Lark", 1. movement

With Matthias Kirschnereit
J. Brahms: piano quintet- Finale, poco sostenuto

With violinist Tomoko Akasaka the quartet recorded the CD "Yellow", published in october 2016

Brahms: Frei aber einsam

Brahms: Piano Quintet f-minor, op. 34

With Matthias Kirschnereit (piano)

Label: Berlin Classics
LC: LC06203
Distribution: Edel:Kultur
EAN: 0885470009292
Release: 25.08.2017

Yellow: Mozart & Schönberg

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 17 "Die Jagd" K.458

Arnold Schönberg: String Quartet No. 2 op. 10

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No.19 "Dissonanzen" K. 465

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

Blue: Debussy, Yang & Ravel

Claude Debussy: String Quartet g-minor, op. 10

Lin Yang: String Quartet No. 1 "In diesem Augenblick"

Maurice Ravel: String Quartet F-Major

 

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 for String Quartet

Schumann: String Quartets op. 41 No. 1 & 3

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

Franz Schubert - Octet D.803

Franz Schubert: Octet D.803

 

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

Red - Beethoven & Berg

Berg: String Quartet, op. 3

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 op. 131

 

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

White - Haydn & Webern

Haydn: String Quartet in F-major op. 50, No. 5, String Quartet in g-minor, op. 74 No. 3.

Webern: Five movements for string quartet

 

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

 

Fantasia Tropica - Geza Frid: String Quartets No.1-4

First recording of Geza Frid's String Quartets No. 1-4
 
 
Label: Coviello Classics
LC: LC12403
Distribution: Note 1 Musikvertrieb
EAN: 4039956508052
Release: 01.06.2008

 

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