Expressive, dynamic, spectacular – the Aris Quartet has been at home on international stages for more than a decade. With its unmistakable sound, it has long been known as one of the world’s top-rank chamber music ensembles.
The musicians have performed in venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Philharmonie de Paris, and the Vienna Konzerthaus. The Aris Quartet is frequently a sought-after partner of soloists such as Christiane Karg, Daniel Müller-Schott, Eckart Runge, Kit Armstrong, William Youn, and Nils Mönkemeyer.
The ensemble also devotes itself to cross-genre projects, including with the jazz pianist Omer Klein. From the very beginning, the musicians have also placed a special focus on contemporary music. Composers such as Gerald Resch, Misato Mochizuki, and Pierre Dominique Ponnelle have entrusted the Quartet with world premieres of their works.
Founded in Frankfurt am Main in 2009, the Aris Quartet, one of whose most important mentors has been Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet), continues to perform to this day in an unchanged format.
The ensemble’s success is no coincidence: having earned numerous first prizes at prestigious competitions, the Aris Quartet quickly achieved its international breakthrough. The musicians have also been honored as ECHO Rising Stars by the European Concert Hall Organisation, are among the BBC’s New Generation Artists, and have won five awards at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich.
In addition to regular appearances on radio and television, the Aris Quartet has already released six CD productions that have received considerable acclaim from critics. Most recently, they presented a recording featuring works by Resch and Beethoven with GENUIN classics in May 2021.