German piano quartet formed in 1995 in Karlsruhe, where it is Quartet-in-Residence. Fanfare Magazine identified the Quartett as 'musicians who play with a great deal of refinement'.
Photo: Mat Hennek

Erika Geldsetzer - violin      Konstantin Heidrich - cello
Sascha Frömbling - viola      Dirk Mommertz - piano

The Fauré Quartett was founded in Karlsruhe in 1995, the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Gabriel Fauré. In the two decades since then, it has established itself as one of the world's leading piano chamber ensembles and as one of the few for their instrumental combination. The Quartett has appeared in most of the world's leading concert halls, including Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, London's Wigmore Hall, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Berlin Philharmonie and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. In addition to mainstream classics, the Fauré Quartett is devoted to discovering new and unusual repertory. Their most recent CD includes music by Richard Strauss and Mahler. Their visionary, experimental approach has attracted considerable attention, as for example in their collaborations with artists like Rufus Wainwright and Sven Helbig and appearances in clubs like Le Poisson Rouge in New York. Fanfare magazine identified the Fauré Quartett as 'musicians who play with a great deal of refinement, nuance, and silkiness of tone'.

5th LMMC appearance.


BRIDGE         ' Phantasy Piano Quartet ' in F sharp minor
(1879-1941)        H. 94 (1910)                                
                                 Andante con moto
                                 Allegro vivace
                                 Andante con moto

FAURÉ           Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor
(1845-1924)        Opus 15 (1879)                                
                                 Allegro molto moderato
                                 Scherzo: Allegro vivo
                                 Allegro molto
BRAHMS       Piano Quartet in G minor
(1833-1897)        Opus 25 (1861)
                                 Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo -
                                 Trio: Animato
                                 Andante con moto, ma non troppo
                                 Andante con moto
                                 Rondo alla zingarese