|ARTEMIS QUARTETT||Apr. 7, 2019|
Vineta Sareika - violin Gregor Sigl - viola
Anthea Kreston - violin Eckart Runge - cello
The Artemis Quartett was founded in 1989 at the University of Lübeck and ranks today as one of the world’s foremost ensembles of its kind. Since 2004 the ensemble has been creating its own cycles at the chamber music hall of the Berlin Philharmonie, since 2011 at the Wiener Konzerthaus (together with the Belcea Quartet, also performing in the LMMC series this season), and at the Prinzregententheater in Munich. In 1996 and 1997 the quartet won first prize at two highly prestigious competitions, the ARD in Munich and the Premio Paolo Borciani in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Since then, tours have taken them to five continents. They have recorded exclusively for Virgin Classics since 2005 and have won numerous awards including the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, the Gramo-phone Award, the Diapason d’or and the ECHO Klassik. Their complete Beethoven cycle was honored with the Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros in 2011.
The quartet is named after the Greek goddess of the hunt.
3rd LMMC concert.
HAYDN String Quartet in G minor, Opus 74 No. 3
(1732-1809) ‘ Horseman ’(1793)
Finale: Allegro con brio
BRITTEN String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Opus 36 (1945)
(1913-1976) Allegro calmo
BRAHMS String Quartet in A minor, Opus 51
(1833-1897) No. 2 (1873)
Allegro non troppo
Quasi minuetto, moderato
Finale: Allegro non assai