German string quartet, winner of the 1996 Munich and 1998 Borciani competitions, performs in major venues in London, Amsterdam, New York. Records for Ars Musici.
Artemis QuartettApr. 6, 2008

Natalia Prischepenko - violin Friedemann Weigle - viola
Gregor Sigl - violin Eckart Runge - cello

Formed at the Musikhochschule in Lubeck, Germany, the Artemis Quartett worked with Walter Levin, formerly of the LaSalle Quartet, and the Alban Berg, Emerson and Juilliard Quartets. Its meteoric rise to renown across Europe began with a sweep of the top awards at the German Music Competition in 1995, the Munich Competition in 1996, and the Borciani International String Quartet Competition in 1998. Its North American debut followed with a whirlwind tour of nine concerts in twelve days where its performances received accolades of ‘stunning’ and ‘electrifying’ from the critics. Already performing in major venues such as Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Quartet accepted an invitation from the Berlin Science Academy in 1999 to live and work for 3 months with luminaries from other fields such as physics, literature, arts, history and mathematics. Resident in Berlin, the Quartet has an extensive discography on the Ars Musici label.

LMMC return engagement.

www.artemisquartet.com

Programme:

BEETHOVEN        Quartet in C minor, Opus 18 No. 4
                                       
Allegro ma non troppo
                                        Scherzo: Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto
                                        Menuetto: Allegretto
                                        Allegro: Prestissimo

STRAVINSKY       Three Pieces for String Quartet
                                        Danse
                                        Excentrique
                                        Cantique

STRAVINSKY       Concertino for String Quartet

BEETHOVEN        Quartet in B flat major, Opus 130 / 133
                                        Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro
                                        Presto
                                        Andante con moto, ma non troppo
                                        Alla danza tedesca: Allegro assai
                                        Cavatina: Adagio molto espressivo
                                        Grosse Fuge