Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kleiner Saal

CANCELLED: Aris Quartett

The programme for this event has had to be changed as a result of the coronavirus situation

Concerts at the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle are currently subject to coronavirus-related restrictions. This event is therefore going ahead with an amended programme and reduced seating capacity. There will be two concerts on 18 January 2021 at 18:45 and 20:45.

The concert was part of the subscription »Rising Stars«. We will be in touch directly with subscribers to notify them of all alternative options.

It all began as an experiment at the Frankfurt College of Music, where four highly musical young people met, and then matured in the next ten years into one of the biggest hopes among the young generation of string quartets. The Aris Quartet has already walked off with a whole number of major prizes, including no fewer than five awards at the ARD Music Competition. They already made an appearance at the Laeiszhalle six years ago; tonight they open the »Rising Stars« festival with a colourful programme.
»What absolutely has to be said« - thus the essence of György Kurtág's bafflingly brief and extremely condensed pieces can be summed up. And the 15 miniatures of his string quartet »Officium breve in memoriam Endre Szervánszky« tell their tales with minimal resources and the utmost delicacy, reminding us in the process of two other composers: Anton Webern, the great minimalist of modern music and a kindred spirit of Kurtág's, and Kurtág's friend Szervánszky, to whom he dedicated the quartet.
The Kurtág is followed by Dmitri Shostakovich's deeply melancholy String Quartet No. 8, which the composer wrote as a »requiem for himself« after he had been forced to join the Communist Party. The Aris Quartet has released a recording of this work on CD which garnered the utmost praise from the critics. Tokyo-born composer Misato Mochizuki contributes a work that she wrote especially for this concert and dedicated to the Aris Quartet. The recital comes to an end with Mendelssohn's sparkling Quartet op. 44.


Aris Quartett

Anna Katharina Wildermuth violin
Noémi Zipperling violin
Caspar Vinzens viola
Lukas Sieber violoncello


György Kurtág
Streichquartett op. 28 »Officium breve in memoriam Endre Szervánsky«

Dmitri Schostakowitsch
Streichquartett Nr. 8 c-Moll op. 110

- Interval -

Misato Mochizuki
in-side / Kompositionsauftrag von Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Dortmund und European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) / Kompositionsauftrag von Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Dortmund und European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Streichquartett D-Dur op. 44/1

CANCELLED: Vorgestellt – Das Künstlergespräch mit dem Aris Quartett und Dorothee Kalbhenn
18:30 / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Kleiner Saal

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Nominiert von Elbphilharmonie Hamburg und Konzerthaus Dortmund

In Kooperation mit ECHO - European Concert Hall Organisation

Mit Unterstützung der M.M.Warburg & CO

Gefördert durch Classical Futures Europe und das Programm Kreatives Europa der Europäischen Union.