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piano trios & quartets

Vienna Piano Trio

“Unrivaled performances, 

with daring, tonal allure 

and musical intelligence 

to spare.”

— BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

Long established as one of the world’s leading chamber ensembles, and perennially fresh in its artistry, the Vienna Piano Trio was founded in 1988 by the Viennese pianist Stefan Mendl. His partners are the Californian violinist David McCarroll, a member of the trio since 2015, and the Austrian cellist Clemens Hagen, who joined in 2018. 

Together, the players embody the ensemble’s continuing commitment to bridging the traditions and practice of Europe and America. This philosophy stems from the trio’s early years and its mentoring by such ensembles as the Trio di Trieste, Haydn-Trio Wien, Beaux Arts Trio and the Guarneri and LaSalle quartets, and by the violinists Isaac Stern and Jaime Laredo. 

Phaeton Piano Trio

“Spirited and virtuosic.…”

— Schwäbische Post

The German Phaeton Piano Trio unites Friedemann Eichhorn, violin, Peter Hörr, cello, and Florian Uhlig, piano – three German artists with an international career. As soloists they have been successfully touring the major stages throughout Europe, in Asia and North and South America for more than twenty years. Since joining forces a few years ago, the three musicians have been enjoying the treasures of the piano trio repertoire in concerts throughout Germany, in the Netherlands, France, Switzerland and South America. In the spring of 2018, in addition to its performance activities in, e.g., Zurich, Munich, Berlin and Paris, the trio also embarked on a cycle of recordings with works by Mendelssohn and his contemporaries. 

Mozart Piano Quartet

“Fiery, thrilling music-making....” 

— Sueddeutsche Zeitung

One of the world’s leading chamber ensembles, the Mozart Piano Quartet from Berlin, was founded in 2000. Its internationall acclaimed and prize-winning members are Mark Gothoni,violin; Hartmut Rohde, viola; Peter Hörr, violincello; and Paul Rivinius, piano.

The ensemble appears at the major European concert series and festivals, such as the Berlin Konzerthaus, Munich Herkulessaal, Nuernberg Meistersingerhalle, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Hamburg Musikhalle, Stuttgart Liederhalle, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Rheingau Musikfestival, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Zuerich Tonhalle, Vienna Schoenbeg Center, London Wigmore Hall, the Paris Châtelet, in Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, and Venice. 

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string quartets

Utrecht String Quartet

“Vitality, immediacy and character.” 

— The New York Times

The Utrecht String Quartet is known internationally for its versatile and dynamic approach. Resident in Amsterdam, the musical world of the Utrecht String Quartet is borderless and boundless, and whichever work its musicians choose to play in the genre of string-quartet music, it is their general policy to avoid any hint of treating them like museum exhibits. Even when it comes to traditional works, the musicians succeed, time and again, in discovering elements that can be interpreted anew, or in finding unusual concert locations in which to perform them. However, it is mainly because of their search for lost or forgotten repertoire and for their collaboration with contemporary composers that the members of the Utrecht String Quartet have gained their excellent reputation in the music world. 

Auryn Quartet

“Dramatic and magnificently assured.”

—The Times, London

In March 2016, the Auryn Quartet celebrated its 35th anniversary (original formation!) at the Konzerthaus Vienna and thus Auryn, the amulet that grants intuition in Michael Ende’s “Neverending Story”, has been the symbol for one of the foremost string quartets of its generation, whose hallmarks are interpretive mastery, individuality and intensity of expression. 


Bennewitz Quartet

“Masters of the high art of listening to each other and of coming together as a group...” 

— Pizzicato

“The Bennewitz will soon have established itself at the very top of the international quartet world” wrote the Stuttgarter Zeitung, while the Frankfurter Allgemeine raved that “…the music was remarkable not just for the clarity of structure, but for the beautiful tone palette and purity of intonation in its execution. Only very rarely does one experience such skillfully crafted and powerful harmonies … Great art!” Founded by four young musicians in 1998 at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, it was named after the famous Czech violinist and teacher Antonin Bennewitz (1833-1926), and established its reputation by winning two leading chamber music competitions – the Osaka (2005) and the Premio Paolo Borciani (2008).

Cuarteto Quiroga

 “Luminous, animated, sensitive.”  

– Gramophone 

Cuarteto Quiroga, appointed quartet-in-residence in charge of the Royal Collection of decorated Stradivarius instruments at Madrid’s Royal Palace, has established itself as one of the most dynamic and unique quartets of its generation, winning international acclaim from critics and audiences for its distinctive personality and its bold and original approach to the string quartet repertoire. The quartet honors the memory of Galician violinist Manuel Quiroga, one of the most outstanding instrumentalists in Spain’s music history. 

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soloists & duos

Arsentiy Kharitonov

Piano, Composer

“Among the great keyboard players”

—Fanfare

“The Russian pianist and composer, Arsentiy Kharitonov, proved to be the newest addition to the top ranks of this season’s artists,” said The New York Observer, citing his Carnegie Hall debut as one of the top six concerts of the season. Fanfare Magazine writes, “Arsentiy Kharitonov’s sumptuous tone, technical mastery, broad dramatic range, and elegant phrasing place him in the top ranks of keyboard players today. Above this, and trumping most of the musical gymnasts of the day, there is genuine poetry here, the ring of truth, and, it seems to me, a rare sincerity issuing from a deep place in the pianist’s heart.” 

Tamara Anna Cislowska

Piano    

“Australian piano gold.”

—BBC Music Magazine

Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and recognised pianists, and winner of the 2015 ARIA award for ‘Best Classical Album’ for her landmark recording, Peter Sculthorpe: Complete Works for Solo Piano (ABC Classics), featured as ‘Recording of the Month’ in BBC Music Magazine and Limelight Magazine. She has performed across five continents in repertoire from Scarlatti to Sculthorpe, to consistent critical and public acclaim, winning international prizes in London, Italy and Greece, including the Rovere d’Oro. In Australia she was the youngest pianist to win ABC Young Performer of the Year at age 14, recipient of the Freedman Fellowship (2003) from the Music Council of Australia and in 2012 the APRA-AMCOS Art Music Award for ‘Performance of the Year’ (ACT). Tamara was also nominated for a 2014 AIR Independent Music Award for ‘Best Independent Classical Release.’

Holger Falk 

Baritone

“This magnificent singer-actor and interpretive risk-taker dares to take it to the vocal limits and wins – outstanding!” 

— Muenchner Merkur

“Intellectually and vocally, Holger Falk, baritone, is one of the most flexible singers on the German stage," according to the magazine Opernwelt, while The Washington Post recently wrote, “Falk has an extraordinarily flexible baritone, with a warm, confiding lower and midrange… and… is able to characterize every word so vividly that, if he were singing in Vedic Sanskrit, you’d get the message.” It is this colorfulness, flexibility and authenticity in his expression that are the artistic sources of his international career as an opera singer as well as an interpreter of the art song. 

Julius Berger

Cello   

“...call him a prophet of the cello...It is the other-worldly sound of his cello that needs to be experienced.” 

(Bach Suites) 

— Frankfurter Allgemeine 

German cellist Julius Berger has been critically acclaimed for his technical perfection, his fascinatingly deep and meditative interpretations, infectious passion, and his spiritual joy in music-making. As one Los Angeles reviewer described it: "His cello sang like a man in love, at once demanding, then embracing the world with open arms."

Stefan Hussong

Accordion

“Between original and arrangement Hussong opens access to experimental areas, the exploration of which could set in motion new discoveries. That is quite a lot.”

— nmz.online

Stefan Hussong, born in Koellerbach an der Saar, Germany, is First Prize winner of the 1983 International Hugo Herrmann and the 1987 International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition for contemporary music. In 1999, he was awarded the Echo Classic Prize of the German Phonoacademy in the category Best Performer. That same year his Solo-CD for Denon with works by John Cage won the Best Record Award of the year. Hussong has premiered more than 150 works dedicated to him and he has recorded more than 40 CDs, some of which have won several prizes.

Stephen Marchiond

Guitar

“Stephen Marchionda's versatile talents—full of artistry and confidence.” 

— The Washington Post

Stephen Marchionda is known on the international concert scene as a performer who blends the expressive, colorist playing of the past with modern technique, flair, imagination and scholarship. He has been featured in highly acclaimed performances at London’s Wigmore Hall and New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Elsewhere he has been invited to perform at such notable venues as the Kennedy Center, Frick Collection, Lincoln Center, Harvard Music Club, South Bank Centre, the Royal Opera House, El Gran Teatro del Liceu de Barcelona, Sala Luis Ángel Arango de Bogota, at the Aspen and Cheltenham Summer Music Festivals, and on BBC Radio 3, Radio Nacional de España, and National Public Radio. 

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early music ensembles

Tapestry

“…radiant and exciting…”    

— LA Times

Tapestry Vocal Ensemble was founded in 1995 by Laurie Monahan, Cristi Catt, and Daniela Tošić, has established an international reputation for its bold conceptual programming which combines medieval and traditional repertory with contemporary compositions.

Tapestry has won numerous awards, including WQXR and Chamber Music America's Recording of the Year and the prestigious Echo Klassik Prize for their recording Sapphire Night.

Based in Boston, the ensemble made its concert debut in its hometown with performances of Steve Reich's Tehillim at Jordan Hall; additional Boston appearances include the Celebrity Series, Harvard, Radcliffe, and Sanders Theater.

La Morra

“This was a concert that was of the ‘close-to-perfection’ kind…”

— Ruch Muzyczny, Poland

Formed in 2000 and named after Heinrich Isaac's famous instrumental piece, La Morra, an international group of early-music specialists, is highly acclaimed for its evocative and well-researched concert programming of music and interpretations of music from the late Medieval and early Renaissance. 

A melting pot of national temperaments, the ensemble makes its home in Basel, the cultural capital of Switzerland, where research into early music and its performance has been practiced for many decades. Under the artistic leadership of Corina Marti and Michal Gondko, the ensemble re-defines itself according to the requirements of the projects it undertakes.

Musica ad Rhenum

“…triumphant blend of refinement and bold personality.” 

— Cleveland Plain Dealer 

Founded in 1992, Musica ad Rhenum, a Baroque ensemble from Amsterdam with flautist Jed Wentz as the founder, has created a devoted following in the musical world. The intensely personal and emotional style which characterizes the performances of the group has earned them a special place on the early music scene. "Exhilarating,” "refreshing,” “daring,” "virtuoso" and "cutting-edge" are words which critics have used to describe the highly-charged atmosphere the group has created in concerts throughout Europe, North and South America, Iceland, Israel and Japan.

Lucidarium

"…music that leapt effortlessly across the centuries into an enthusiastic audience’s receptive ears." 

— The Whole Note, Toronto

Lucidarium, founded in 1991 in Basel by Avery Gosfield, is based in Geneva and Milan. It specializes in bringing little-known repertoires from the Renaissance and Middle Ages back to life in an entertaining, engaging way designed for a 21st century public.

Working between historical sources and the oral tradition, Lucidarium is dedicated to a multicultural approach to early music, bringing the voices of the “others”– those who lived in the shadows of the great institutions - back to life in an entertaining and engaging way designed for today’s audiences. The research for the various projects is the responsibility of its director, yet the final product is developed collectively and the result of rehearsals where each musician is fully involved in the creative process. This combination of cutting-edge research, creativity and an energetic, spontaneous performance-style has brought popular and critical acclaim to the ensemble. 


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chamber orchestras

DOGMA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

“…thrilling from the first to the last note!"  

— crescendo   

The dogma chamber orchestra was founded in 2004 by Mikhail Gurewitsch while concertmaster of the Baden-Württemberg chamber orchestra, “I Sedici.” Under his leadership, young, but also internationally-experienced, musicians come together to combine current interpretations of classical music with modern concert arrangements.

The orchestra sees itself as a homogenous group of musicians sharing the same musical ideas, but also as an ensemble of interacting soloists. Members are encouraged to express their own personalities. The tension between soloistic expression and ensemble spirit is fully exploited. This results in an artistic blossoming. The orchestra’s repertoire spans not only the baroque, classical, and romantic, but also the works of contemporary composers, including dogma’s own compositions or arrangements. 

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GUITAR SOLO, DUO & QUARTETS

BRAZILIAN GUITAR QUARTET

“It’s hard to imagine Bach played with more seductive beauty...”

— The Washington Post

Winner of the 2011 Latin Grammy Award in the “best classical album” category, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet has established itself as one of world’s leading guitar ensembles. Praised by The Washington Post for its “seductive beauty” and “virtuosic gusto,” the group’s unique combination, of regular six-string and extended-range, eight-string guitars, allows for the exploration of an original and unusual repertoire. In their 20 years of activity, the BGQ has performed throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, often receiving ecstatic audience responses, garnering rave reviews, and meeting sold-out halls.

NOVA guitar duo

“…The duo have tremendous chemistry and synchronicity”  

  — Classical Guitar 

The NOVA Guitar Duo’s unique instrumentation combines the regular six-string guitar and the eight-string “Brahms” guitar, substantially increasing the ensemble’s available range. Described as “lyrical and powerful” by Classical Guitar, the German-Brazilian duo was formed while both of its members, Nelly van Alven and Luis Mantovani, were studying at the Royal College of Music in London, England. Their programs explore the extensive repertoire for two guitars, as well as their own innovative arrangements of music originally written for other instruments and ensembles. 

Stephen Marchionda Guitar

“Stephen Marchionda's versatile talents—full of artistry and confidence.” 

— The Washington Post

Stephen Marchionda is known on the international concert scene as a performer who blends the expressive, colorist playing of the past with modern technique, flair, imagination and scholarship. He has been featured in highly acclaimed performances at London’s Wigmore Hall and New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Elsewhere he has been invited to perform at such notable venues as the Kennedy Center, Frick Collection, Lincoln Center, Harvard Music Club, South Bank Centre, the Royal Opera House, El Gran Teatro del Liceu de Barcelona, Sala Luis Ángel Arango de Bogota, at the Aspen and Cheltenham Summer Music Festivals, and on BBC Radio 3, Radio Nacional de España, and National Public Radio. 

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Saxophone quintet

Alliage Saxophone QuintET

“The musical level of the Alliage is phenomenal and creates a listening pleasure par excellence.”

— Pizzicato

“Alliage” is the most charming alloy of four saxophones and a piano. Unique to this ensemble, which has been awarded two Echo-Klassik prizes, is that the illusion of a large orchestra becomes reality. The melodic and expressive- sounding saxophones combine with the orchestral fullness of a piano to create a listening experience of the highest quality.

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Tapestry Vocal Ensemble

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Holger Falk, Baritone

Tapestry

“…they adorn, they breathe and they dance - and they really do express the spirit of a new generation of musicians." 

— WDR3 

Tapestry made its debut in Jordan Hall with a performance of Steve Reich’s Tehillim, deemed “a knockout” by The Boston Globe. The trademark of the Boston-based vocal ensemble is combining medieval repertory and contemporary compositions in bold, conceptual programming. Critics hail their rich distinctive voices, their “technically spot-on singing” and their emotionally charged performances. The LA Times writes, “They sing beautifully separately and together with a glistening tone and precise intonation,” and The Cleveland Plain Dealer describes Tapestry as “an ensemble that plants haunting vibrations, old and new, in our ears.” Most recently, Tapestry has expanded their repertoire to include works of impressionists including Debussy, Lili Boulanger and Vaughan Williams for a US tour in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the World War One Armistice, culminating with a performance at the National Gallery in Washington DC. Their newest program, “Beyond Borders,” builds on their impressionistic discoveries and expands to works of Duke Ellington, Samuel Barber, and Leonard Bernstein, programmed with early music and folk songs.

Holger Falk

“…an afternoon of unforgettable music making.” 

— The Washington Post

“Intellectually and vocally, Holger Falk. baritone, is one of the most flexible singers on the German stage,” according to the magazine Opernwelt while The Washington Post recently wrote, “Falk has an extraordinarily flexible baritone, with a warm, confiding lower and midrange … and … is able to characterize every word so vividly that, if he were singing in Vedic Sanskrit, you’d get the message. It is this colorfulness, flexibility and authenticity in his expression that are the artistic sources of his international career as an opera singer as well as an interpreter of the art song. 

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