“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.