|Artemis Quartett||Apr. 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.
BEETHOVEN Quartet in C minor, Opus 18 No. 4
Allegro ma non troppo
Scherzo: Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto
STRAVINSKY Three Pieces for String Quartet
STRAVINSKY Concertino for String Quartet
BEETHOVEN Quartet in B flat major, Opus 130 / 133
Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro
Andante con moto, ma non troppo
Alla danza tedesca: Allegro assai
Cavatina: Adagio molto espressivo