The Faure Quartett is by the French composer Gabriel Faure (1845-1924) called Piano Quartet . It was founded in 1995 and plays until today unchanged.
The Quartet members are Erika Geldsetzer ( violin ), Sascha Frombling ( Viola ), Konstantin Heidrich ( cello ) and Dirk Mommertz ( piano ).
Since 2005, it is exclusively from the Deutsche Grammophon / Universal manufactures. Up to now piano quartets by WA Mozart, J. Brahms and F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy have been published. Previously, under the label Ars Musici, quartets were published by R. Schumann, Th. F. Kirchner, A. Dvorak, G. Faure and J. Suk. For Sony Classical released in 2014 an album of piano quartets and songs by Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss with Simone Kermes .
In the genre of the piano quartet the Faure Quartet is given a pioneering role. 2004 called the University of Music Karlsruhe , the Faure Quartett to their "Ensemble in Residence". In this function he conducts and teaches several times a year at the university. It also performs in many important concert series and festivals around the world. Important impulses The ensemble received among others by the Alban Berg Quartet , Jorg-Wolfgang Jahn, Misha Katz and Mikhail Bezverkhny. 2008 the Faure Quartett and the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra played the German premiere of 1932 composed "Symphonie Concertante" by Alexandre Tansman , a concerto for piano quartet and orchestra. The Rhineland-Palatinate composer Volker David Kirchner wrote for the Faure Quartett three works: "Echo and Narcissus" Poeme for piano quartet (2005) and "Psyche and Eros" (2009) and "The Great Tango" (2012), which 2013 from Quartet was premiered.
Members shall inform in the context of professorships and lectureships at music colleges in London ( Royal Academy of Music ), Berlin ( University of Arts ), Munich ( University of Music and Performing Arts Munich ) and master classes in Germany, Italy, Norway and the USA. In addition, the musicians strive for years by children's concerts and the ' Rhapsody in school "adolescents and children classical music almost bring.
In 2009, they extended their repertoire to include modern arrangements of selected songs of pop history. Entitled Popsongs German Grammophon published this compilation. For this album the quartet closely worked with the German producer Sven Helbig together who also arranged two tracks for them.
In 2013 he also performs the world premiere of his "Pocket Symphonies" for piano quartet and orchestra, the record also appears in February at Deutsche Grammophon. 2011 had the Faure Quartett at Your Song with.
Since 2012, the international chamber music festival "Festspielfruhling Rugen" takes place on the island of Rugen, whose artistic direction the quartet has taken over.
1997 1st prize at the German university competition
1998 Subscription to the Foundation Villa Musica
1999 1st prize at the German Music Competition
2000 winners of the competition Premio Trio di Trieste
2000 winners of the competition Premio Vittorio Gui (Florence)
2001 Ensemble winners at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
2003 1st prize at the international Parkhouse Award
2008 ECHO Klassik (chamber music recording)
2008 Prize of the German Record Critics
2008 Art Prize Rheinland-Pfalz
2010 ECHO Classical (Classical without borders)
2012 Brahms Prize
2012 Music Prize of the city of Duisburg