- The Armida Quartet's debut CD was nominated for the award of the "Deutsche Schallplattenkritik"!
to find out more: www.schallplattenkritik.de
- The Armida Quartett starts the new season with the concerto for string quartet and orchestra by Arnold Schönberg.
- Further highlights of the next months to come are concerts with Tabea Zimmermann at Rheingau Musikfestival and Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival; concerts in Vienna, Munich, Bale and Geneva as well as the release of the debut CD in October 2013.
- After some beautiful music-making in recent weeks, the Armida Quartet is now taking a break for 2 months in order to study and prepare for upcoming examinations.
The Armida Quartet will be back onstage in August, with performances scheduled at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie, the Rheingau Music Festival, and the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival (see schedule).
- The Armida Quartet will be in the studios in mid-April, working on their debut album which features Ligeti's String Quartet No. 1, Kurtág's Opus 1, and Bartók's String Quartet No. 4. This album will be in collaboration with the Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting Services (rbb) and CAvi-music. The CD hits the stores in Autumn 2013.
- The Armida Quartet have been awarded a scholarship from the newly-founded Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation, which supports young string quartets.
- First prize in ARD Music Competition
The ensemble were multiple prize-winners in the coveted competition. In addition to the first prize, Armida Quartet won the Audience Award,and the Special Prize for the best performance of the commissioned work "lost prayers" by Erkki-Sven Tüür.
Moreover, the four young musicians are grateful for the following additional recognition:
- Grant from the Karl Klingler Foundation
- Special Prize of the Friends of Young Musicians, Munich eV
- Special prize of the Black Forest Music Festival
- Discount Premiertone site
- Award of the Swiss Music Festival
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- The Armida Quartet celebrates success in Geneva
At the 66th "Concours de Genéve", Armida Quartet received the First
Prize, the Audience Award and the Dr. Glatt special prize for the best
interpretation of György Ligeti's String Quartet No. 1.