Founded in Frankfurt in 2009, the Aris Quartett is one of the most popular young string quartets.
The musicians, between 23 and 26 years of age, received their training with Hubert Buchberger (Buchberger Quartett) at the Frankfurt University of Music. They currently complete their chamber music studies with Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartett) at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid.
Having received numerous national awards, the international breakthrough already came with the first contest participations: The Aris Quartett won First Prizes in the International Johannes Brahms Competition 2012 (Pörtschach/Austria), in the European Chamber Music Competition 2013 (Karlsruhe/Germany), in the International August-Everding Competition 2014 (Munich/Germany) as well as in the International Joseph- Joachim Chamber Music Competition 2016 (Weimar/Germany).
Most recently they have been awarded with the prestigious Chamber Music Prize of the Jürgen-Ponto Foundation as well as a seconde prize, audience prize and 3 more special prizes at the ARD International Music Competition.
The young musicians internationally perform at outstanding music festivals such as the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Festival quartetto d’archi (Reggio Emilia/Italy) or the HARMOS Festival (Porto) as well as in significant concert halls, for example in the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, the Residenz Munich, the Hofburg Vienna, the Auditorio SONY Madrid, the Auditorio de Bordeaux or the Melbourne Town Hall.
In addition to classical string quartet literature, the Aris Quartett attends to a less common repertoire with a special focus on works of the 20th century. In this tradition stands their debut CD, too, released by Telos Music in December
2015 which besides Haydn presents works by Reger and Hindemith.
Their chamber music partners already include prestigious artists such as Jörg Widmann and Thorsten Johanns (clarinet), Igor Levit and Evgenia Rubinova (piano), Melinda Paulsen and Simon Bode (vocals) or the quartets Vogler and Minetti.
Especially appraised by the press for their striking passion and musicality, the Aris Quartett moreover claimed international attention by radio recordings, for example on SWR2, hr2, BR-Klassik (Germany), Österreich1 (Austria), RAI Radio 3 (Italy), Radio Clasica (Spain), RTP2 (Portugal), Ceska Televize or ABC Classic FM (Australia).
The Aris Quartett is funded by scholarships from Deutscher Musikrat, Villa Musica, Jeunesses Musicales, Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now, Anna Ruths Foundation and Fundación Albéniz.