German string quartet founded in 1989 in Lübeck. Winner of the 1996 Munich ARD and the 1997 Borciani competitions. Its CDs for Virgin Classics have won 4 ECHO Klassik prizes, among others.
Photo: Nikolaj Lund

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)
                                     Largo assai
                                     Minuetto: Allegretto
                                     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
                                     Andante moderato
                                     Quasi minuetto, moderato
                                     Finale: Allegro non assai