The Fauré Quartett is right up there with the best ensembles you can listen to today.
– Harald Eggebrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Players of chamber music today can’t be limited to rules from decades ago. The expectations regarding the diversity of
repertoire have changed, creating room for ensembles like the Fauré Quartett, which has established itself as one of the world’s leading piano quartets within just a few years. Dirk Mommertz (piano), Erika Geldsetzer (violin), Sascha Frömbling (viola) and Konstantin Heidrich (cello) use the opportunities arising from these developments to discover new sound fields in chamber music and perform compositions outside the mainstream repertoire.
The Fauré Quartett are visionary in their approach and highly regarded for their
experiments and discoveries, be they performances with the NDR Big Band,
collaborations with artists like Rufus Wainwright or Sven Helbig,
appearances in clubs like the Berghain, Cocoon Club or “Le Poisson
Rouge” in New York or TV shows in KIKA or “Rhapsody in School”, getting
children excited in chamber music. When they released their album
“Popsongs” in 2009, there was a great deal of buzz in the press and
audience. In the following year, the ensemble was awarded the ECHO
Classic for their album “classic beyond borders”, their second award
after their recording of Brahms’ piano quartets (Chamber Music recording
of the year, 2008). Other prizes include the German Music Competition,
the ensemble prize from Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, international
competition and recording awards, Music Prize Duisburg and Brahms prize
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Photo by Mat Hennek