Aris Quartet

Anna Katharina Wildermuth - Violin
Noëmi Zipperling - Violin
Caspar Vinzens - Viola
Lukas Sieber - Violoncello
The cultural channel ARTE describes the Aris Quartet as “one of the most sensational 
ensembles of the younger generation,” NDR Kultur sees it “on the verge of an international 
career,” and for the ZDF program Aspekte, the musicians are already “the future of the 
classical music scene.” Wherever the ensemble appears in concerts or on CD recordings, the 
media and critics alike are unanimous in their enthusiasm. 

Anna Katharina Wildermuth and Noémi Zipperling (violins), Caspar Vinzens (viola), and Lukas 
Sieber (cello) were brought together at a young age on the initiative of chamber music 
professor Hubert Buchberger – what began in 2009 as an experiment at the Frankfurt 
University of Music quickly turned out to be a remarkable stroke of good fortune. 

The ensemble made its international breakthrough early on, earning several first prizes at 
leading music competitions. The musicians also attracted wide attention in 2016 by winning 
the International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition in Weimar, the €60,000 
Jürgen Ponto Foundation prize for chamber music, and no fewer than five prizes at the ARD 
International Music Competition in Munich. 2018 the quartet was named BBC New 
Generation Artists, an honor that brings with it recordings, international radio broadcasts 
and appearances in Britain's most prominent venues and festivals.

Having maintained its original membership, the Aris Quartet has performed over 450 
concerts and is today one of the most sought-after ensembles of its generation, with 
international appearances at major concert halls and leading music festivals.

The musicians drew artistic inspiration from their long-time studies with Hubert Buchberger 
(Buchberger Quartet) and Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet), and their quartet playing has 
been further enriched by the Artemis Quartet and Eberhard Feltz. In addition to their homogeneity and technical excellence, they captivate audiences with their passionate interpretations, which have been described by the press as “thrilling” (Fono Forum), “gripping” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), and “finely nuanced and exciting” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). 

The Aris Quartet also impresses with the enormous range and variety of its repertoire, which 
can be heard in its highly-acclaimed and award-winning CD recordings. In addition to the 
classical literature of Haydn, Beethoven, and Bartók, the musicians also devote themselves 
to lesser-known works by such composers as Reger, Hindemith, and Zemlinsky. In collaboration with Deutschlandfunk, their fourth CD featuring works by Shostakovich and Schubert will be released with GENUIN classics in autumn 2018. 
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