Erika Geldsetzer - violin Konstantin Heidrich - cello
Sascha Frömbling - viola Dirk Mommertz - piano
Founded in 1995 at the Karlsruhe conservatory of music, the Quartett chose the name of the composer Gabriel Fauré out of affection for his two piano quartets. Now considered a leading European ensemble, winner of among others, the Preis des Deutschen Musikwettbewerbes and the Parkhouse Award, it performs in such venues as Wigmore Hall and the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and appears regularly at renowned festivals such as the Martha Argerich Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, as well as touring in Europe, Asia, Mexico and North and South America. Quartet-in-Residence at the Karlsruhe Musikhochschule, it was the first ensemble to be awarded this distinction in 30 years, and the first piano quartet ever to receive this honour. The quartet has an extensive discography on the DG and Ars Musici labels, which has won many prizes, including a Schallplattenpreis and an ECHO Klassik for its recording of the Brahms piano quartets.
LMMC return engagement.
PROGRAMME:KIRCHNER Echo und Narziss, Poème für Klavierquartett
Psyche und Eros
Tempestuoso MENDELSSOHN Piano Quartet in F minor, Opus 2
Intermezzo: Allegro moderato
Allegro molto vivaceSCHUMANN Piano Quartet in E flat major, Opus 47
Sostenuto assai - Allegro
Scherzo: Molto vivace - Trio I & II
Finale: Vivace http://www.faurequartett.de