Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Aris Quartett
String Quartet
BBT Award 2020

Aris Quartett - Biography

The Aris Quartett received support from BBT between 2020 and 2023. For an up to date biography, please visit

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

The Aris Quartett is unquestionably one of the young shooting stars of the concert scene. Founded in 2009 in Frankfurt am Main, the musicians perform on the world’s great stages: the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Philharmonie de Paris, Konzerthaus Wien, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, BBC Proms, and San Francisco Chamber Music Society will be presenting the Aris Quartett in the upcoming seasons.

The four musicians were brought together at a young age on the initiative of chamber music professor Hubert Buchberger – what began as an experiment at the Frankfurt University of Music soon turned out to be a stroke of good fortune. The succinct name was born spontaneously: “ARIS” are the four last letters of the four musicians’ first names.

After studying with Günter Pichler of the Alban Berg Quartet in Madrid, their international breakthrough came early on thanks to numerous first prizes at renowned competitions. The Aris Quartett attracted much attention after winning the highly endowed Chamber Music Prize of the Jürgen Ponto Foundation in addition to five prizes at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. Having been named New Generation Artists by the BBC, ECHO Rising Stars by the European Concert Hall Organization, and winning the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, the Aris Quartett has also received some of the most prestigious international awards for young musicians.

Th Aris Quartett has released a number of highly acclaimed CD productions to date, including the BBT-supported GENUIN pairing of Beethoven and Gerald Resch.  In 2023 the Quartett joined Deutsche Grammophon’s Rising Stars platform online with performances of Mendelssohn siblings, Fanny and Felix. The Aris Quartett is sponsored by the Anna Ruths Foundation, the Wilfried and Martha Ensinger Foundation, and the Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation.

Read Caspar Vinzens’ #BBTathomeforawhile blog here

Being part of the BBT family is more than just financial support – it means being connected with people who really care about the artists. Especially in these difficult times we feel valued and encouraged to hold onto our artistic goals. Thanks to the support we were not only able to continue the intense work despite the circumstances of Covid and to be productive in many ways but also it gave us the chance to produce a CD with a world premiere recording. We feel deeply honoured and thankful to have been given this award and would like to express our gratitude to the whole BBT family.

Photographs by Simona Bednarek; Michael Reh