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Aris Quartet - Biography

Anna Katharina Wildermuth violin
Noëmi Zipperling violin
Caspar Vinzens viola
Lukas Sieber cello

The Aris Quartet is unquestionably one of the young shooting stars of the concert world. Founded in Frankfurt am Main in 2009, the quartet performs on the world’s great stages.  The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, London’s Wigmore Hall and BBC Proms, the Philharmonie de Paris, Musikverein Wien, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and San Francisco Chamber Music Society host the Aris Quartet in upcoming seasons.

Following studies with Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet) in Madrid, the quartet soon achieved its international breakthrough upon winning several competition first prizes. The Aris Quartet attracted wide attention after receiving the accolade of the Chamber Music Award of the Jürgen Ponto Foundation as well as no fewer than five awards at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. In addition, with selection for both New Generation Artists by the BBC and ECHO Rising Stars by the European Concert Hall Organisation, the Aris Quartet has benefited from two of the most sought-after distinctions for young musicians internationally, now joined by a BBT Award.

The Aris Quartet has released four highly-acclaimed CDs, most recently of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk (released autumn 2018) – hailed as a benchmark recording.  The next recording, in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk and BBC Radio 3, featuring Brahms will be released in 2020.

The Aris Quartet is supported by the Anna Ruths Foundation, the Wilfried and Martha Ensinger Foundation, and Jargar Strings.


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Photographs by Simona Bednarek; Michael Reh