Faure Quartet

(c) Kasskara
(c) Kasskara

 

The musicians founded the Fauré Quartett in 1995 taking on his name out of appreciation for the composer’s two piano quartet pieces. It did not take the quartet long to win top prizes and awards for their interpretations including the “Deutsche Schallplattenpreis”, “Echo”-Prize, “Preis des Deutschen Musikwettbewerbes” and the “Parkhouse Award” in Great Britain. Today it is the leading European ensemble in this permanent formation. 

Ten years later, the Fauré Quartett has already climbed to the top as the only such German chamber ensemble. This led to a recording contract with the Deutsche Gramophone in 2006 for the Mozart Anniversary with the two Mozart piano quartets followed by a Brahms CD release, featuring op. 25 and op. 60, only two years later. 

The Fauré Quartett has performed on the most important international stages in London (Wigmore Hall), Berlin (Philharmonie), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro (Sala Cecilia Meireles) Buenos Aires (Teatro Colon) and in Tokyo, Paris and Milan. The quartet is also a regular guest at renowned festivals such as the Martha Argerich Festival Buenos Aires, Schleswig-Holstein- Musikfestival, Rheingau-Musik-Festival, Ludwigsburger Festspiele, Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Kissinger Sommer to name a few. The Fauré Quartett has toured extensively in West and East Europe, Asia, Mexico, and is a welcome guest in South America, where the Fauré Quartett has already traveled throughout this continent for the fifth time. 

Radio and television stations worldwide have broadcast programs featuring the Quartett. Additional CD recordings were produced by ARS MUSICI, covering the works of G. Faure, A. Dvorak, J. Suk and Th. Kirchner. 

The Fauré Quartett has maintained contact with the Karlsruhe Music Lyceum, where they are currently the “Quartet in Residence.” Karlsruhe had not given out this title for 30 years, and they are the first piano quartet to have received this honor. Their influential mentor was the Alban Berg Quartett in Cologne. 
The members give regular chamber music courses.