Armida Quartett and Jörg Widmann
Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major op. 34
live at Schubertiade Schwarzenberg 2018
NEW on the YouTube Channel
Johannes Julius Fischer: "canons and sparrows" for string quartet
written for the Armida Quartett in 2016, commissioned by BBC radio 3
US Tour April 2018
From 1.-12. April the Armida Quartet is to be heard in the United States for the first time! The tour includes, among others, concerts in Williamsburg and Boston as well as an episode of MOZART EXPLODED in New York!
Cooperation with the G.Henle Verlag
In close cooperation with the G.Henle Verlag the Armida Quartet took part in the new edition of all string quartets by W.A.Mozart - the first volume of this freshly edited G.Henle Verlag Gesamtausgabe has now been launched on the market!
Find more information here
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
latest recording: FUGA MAGNA Video Trailer!
Masterclass with the Armida Quartet
Between the 24th and 26th of July, 2017, Armida Quartet is giving a masterclass for string quartets. This is an unique opportunity to intensely study the outstanding quartet repertoire while being surrounded by the beautiful ambiance of Schloss Hundisburg! The cost for room and board are covered by a generous scholarship!
Read more here...
Armida Quartett in INTV
Made by Buckmiller&Kloos
Thank you to the designers of Buckmiller&Kloos for our new, unbelievably beautiful concert outfits! The Armida Quartet's new look and accompanying paparazzi will appear at all the great concert halls this season :) The Armida gentlemen in particular received some unique accessories...
The Armida Quartet wishes you a happy holiday season and a peaceful New Year!
With this musical Advent calendar the Armida Quartet says goodbye to the year 2016:
Armida Anniversary 10 Years
The music video of the new album is ready!!
With the start of the ECHO RISING STARS tour across whole Europe, our General Management is now the London office of KD Schmid.
We are very much looking forward to play exciting programs in fantastic cities!
From the 16th September 2016 our newest CD is available in the stores!
The recording features the first Razumovsky-Quartet op. 59/1 by L.v.Beethoven as well as the 10th String Quartet by D. Shostakovich. The CD is released by the Label CAvi Music and is created as a co-production with the Bavarian Radio.
Latest Video: Armida Quartet LIVE at Wigmore Hall!
W.A. Mozart: String Quartet No. 22 , B-Flat major, KV 589
Portrait Armida Quartet
Short interview about the upcoming RISING STARS Tour 2016/2017
Breaking News !
The American (String Quartet) dream comes true !
We are thrilled to announce our newest engagement with
Ariel Artists, which will represent us in the USA and Canada.
What a fantastic team, USA - here we come!
New video on our YouTube Channel!
Some musical insight into our own concert series MOZART EXPLODED can be viewed on YouTube now!
Enjoy the 4th movement of String Quartet G Major KV 387 by W.A. Mozart here !!!
And on to new pastures! - collaboration with music publisher G. Henle
The Armida Quartet is collaborating with G.Henle Verlag, the world-wide market leader of Urtext editions, on a new edition of the complete string quartets of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
An additional element of the collaboration is assisting with the development of the "Henle Library" sheet music app, which is specifically designed for classical music performance.
We are so excited about this collaboration and the joining of art, science, and technology!
Wigmore Hall Debut
London, January 2016:
We enjoyed exciting moments performing even twice at the famous Wigmore Hall in London!
Please have a look at the very first video livestream ever presentend by London's greatest concert hall, last show act Armida Quartett performing the string quartett KV 589 by W.A.Mozart (at 01:39:13) --
watch the video here
NEW! listen to the live recording of the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert of 25th January here
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We wish all friends, supporters and fans a peaceful and happy Christmas and a healthy start into the New Year.
2015 has been a busy year - it was exciting and intense, both in musical and in human terms. We would like to sincerely thank everybody who played his part in it!!
We have updated our channel on youtube:
(watch it now)
In Memory of Friedemann Weigle
- We are parting from a magnificient musician, a very ingenious teacher and a completely warmhearted person – Friedemann Weigle.
He had created for us and our art, a very strong character. A very special relationship began from the very day of my birth; My father happend to be Friedemanns' cotraveller with the Petersen Quartet for years - That day he, my father, didn't return home, instead he was at Friedemanns' to celeberate my birth.
This was a examplary gesture of the friendly cooperation between Friedemann and his collegues. For all the following years, Friedemanns unique sound and his friendly and open mind influenced me and a young generation of musicians.
He was the personified teamspirit in the ensemble and always had the back of others to watch in his roles as mentor or professor of the highest cadre; and yes at the highest pinnacle, he had flourished. He was always there for us.
Musically and humanly have we, the Armida Quartet, an unalloyed gratitude to him. The combined performance of the string quintet op. 97 of Antonín Dvořák in the Schloßkirche Berlin-Buch, where today the funeral ceremonies hold, has been one of our greatest shared experiences.
In many instances when our lessons get toughened and we, staring with wrapt concentration at our notes , Friedeman was always there with his characteristic 'smiley stamp'. This customised stamp, with the smiling face, rather plainly diffusing the Beethoven and Mozart pieces, will forever be a 'Peacy' in our memory and with every grief the name Friedemann would be a memorial of the worth of a smiley in life.
'Roch 'n' Roll and Goosebumps', that was his creed and with that, he ushered us out to the 2012 ARD Wettbewerb in Munich, and consequently somehow on a path in his very own footsteps. That for us is a wonderfully great honour.
Today we play Beethoven, Schostakowitsch and Schubert for you our honoured audience, for the mourningcommunity of Berlin-Buch, for the members of the Artemis Quartet and for... Peacy
Johanna Staemmler, Armida Quartet
NEW CD !!!! MOZART MOZART MOZART !!!!
Available in the shops from 17.7.2015!
The new recording of the Armida Quartet:
Wolgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartets K 169, 464 and 589
Many thanks to our label CAvi Music, to the Foundation Freunde Junger Musiker e.V., Klaus Heiligers and Dr. Klaus Schlede as well as the fabulous sound engineer Christoph Franke!
RISING STARS 2016/17
The Armida Quartet was elected as "Rising Stars 2016/17"! The international jury of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) just voted the candidates for the upcoming season. The award includes concerts in almost all the great European concert halls, e.g. the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Musikverein Vienna and the L'Auditori in Barcelona.
More information here
Many thanks to Matthias Heuermann for recording and producing our first portrait video. Enjoy wonderful music of Schubert, Mozart, Kurtág and Beethoven and the most exclusive sound of the 4 voices of the Armida members!
The Armida Quartet has been selected for the "New Generation Artists" program!
- This renowned award includes productions with BBC orchestras, debut concerts in Great Britain in rich in tradition concert halls as well as live and studio productions broadcasts on BBC.
For more informations click hear.
Prestigious distinction for debut CD
After being nominated in December 2013, the Armida Quartet's recording of string quartets by Bartók, Ligeti and Kurtág was now included in the list of top recordings for the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik.
"Everything prudently and well nuanced, structurally transparent, in dynamics finely graded and with a sound of fascinating clarity." (Ingeborg Allihn)
You can hear and watch the 5th movement of String Quartet op. 132 of Ludwig van Beethoven. Enjoy!
Cover Story in ENSEMBLE
- The Armida Quartet was featured as the cover story in the recent edition of ENSEMLE - Magazin für Kammermusik!
CD recording with Ewa Kupiec
The Armida Quartet is going to record a CD together with Ewa Kupiec at the beginning of February. The album features the Piano Quintet op. 81 by Antonín Dvorák as well as the Piano Quintet op. 118 by Philipp Scharwenka.