Houston Friends of Chamber Music presents the Artemis Quartet
The program includes Mendelssohn's famed, tragic Quartet in F minor, op. 80, Ginastera's captivating Quartet No. 2, Op. 26 and Schubert's towering, epic Quartet in G Major, Op. 161 D. 887, a composition featured in the Artemis Quartet's most recent recording.
The Artemis Quartet's meteoric rise to renown throughout Europe began with its sweep of the top awards at the German Music Competition in 1995, the Munich Competition in 1996 and the Borciani Competition in 1997. They have been touring the world and performing at the great music venues and international festivals throughout Europe, the USA, Japan, South America and Australia.
The ensemble was named Quartet in Residence at the Vienna Konzerthaus in 2011, as they program their own series in the Berlin Philharmonie. In addition to their concert careers, the four musicians are professors at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and at the Chapelle de la Reine Elisabeth in Brussels.