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Fauré Quartet
STRING QUARTET

“Glowing and with a beautiful sound” (FAZ) –“Passion and a love of playing” (SZ) – “Musical high tension” (Das Orchester) – “They attract superlatives wherever they go” (The Strad)

Dirk Mommertz - Piano
Sascha Frömbling - Viola
Erika Geldsetzer - Violin
Konstantin Heidrich - Cello

The four young musicians of the Fauré Quartet got together in 1995 when they were studying at the Karlsruhe Conservatory of Music and decided on a common path: the piano quartet. The ensemble's rapid development from a successful up-and-coming ensemble into an exceptional piano quartet is the result of this decision: and has produced a musical jewel.

Deutsche Grammophon recognised this when it chose the ensemble to make a new recording of the two Mozart Piano Quartets for the Mozart anniversary in 2006.

Today, the Fauré Quartet is a regular performer at major international venues such as the Berlin Philharmonie, London 's Wigmore Hall, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Musikhalle Hamburg, the Liederhalle Stuttgart, and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

The quartet has performed in renowned music festivals, including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Rheingau Festival, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Ludwigsburger Festspiele, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Kissinger Sommer and Festival de l'Orangerie de Sceaux.

The Fauré Quartet is a regular visitor to France, Italy, Switzerland , Belgium , the Netherlands , Spain , Finland and Britain. As a welcome guest with audiences in South America and Mexico the ensemble will undertake its fifth tour of the continent in 2006.

Since 2004 the ensemble has been ‘Quartet in Residence' at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe, - an honour last awarded to an ensemble 30 years ago. For four years, the ensemble studied with the Alban Berg Quartet in Cologne . Work with Wolfgang Jahn, Misha Katz, Mikhail Bezverkhny and Eduardo Hubert has also given musical impulse to their development. The ensemble named itself after the composer Gabriel Fauré out of affection for his two piano quartets.

CD recordings by the Fauré Quartet of works by Gabriel Fauré, Antonin Dvorak, Josef Suk and Brahms on the ARS MUSICI and BMG labels are already available. The Mozart Piano Quartets recording for Deutsche Grammophon appeared in January 2006.

Standing ovations for a highly successful evening.
Hamburger Abendblatt


Technical know-how combined with overwhelming passion.

Fellbacher Zeitung

It is very rare that you hear such a perfect sound balance.
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten

Each one of the four players radiates communicative energy, which creates a highly convincing, artistic whole.
Fono Forum

Indefinable richness of facets, from iridescent smoothness to wild aching passion.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

That was great chamber music.

Main Post

...utterly unbelievable, that this was possible.
Fränkischer Tag

A first-class ensemble, which combines the advantages of youthful exuberance with the wisdom of old age to a perfect symbiosis.
Nordbayrischer Kurier

Doubtless - couragious - victorious.
Fränkischer Tag

What´s their secret?

Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten

Simply a great evening.
Ruhr-Nachrichten

The Fauré Quartet presents pure chamber music at its' best.

Badische Neueste Nachrichten


 

 

 

There are no superlatives to describe the performance of the Fauré Quartet.
Aachener Zeitung

Mozart would have loved it.

Schwäbische Zeitung

A chamber music sound miracle.
Nordbayrischer Kurier

Entries of which other ensembles only can dream of.
Giessener Anzeiger

Never ever did you experience this music more enthusiastically, more explosively.

Südhessische Post

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