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Quatuor Modigliani takes on artistic direction of the “Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition”
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Ariane Matiakh: New Chief Conductor of the Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra Reutlingen
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Welcome: Sitkovetsky Trio!
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Gramophone Award for Piotr Anderszewski
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Award for Quatuor Ébène
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Our next Generation: Simply Quartet!
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Bejun Mehta – Many Loves, One Voice
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Quatuor Ébène: Victoires de la musique classique
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Piotr Anderszewski: “12 Preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier II” released by Warner
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“The Strad” feat. Quatuor Modigliani
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Teaching position for the Quatuor Ébène!
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Welcome JOHANNES DEBUS
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Alexander Melnikov: Beethoven’s Perfect Storm
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Record Academy Award for the Belcea Quartet
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CONGRATULATION! Quatuor Ébène
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Three Beethoven String Quartets played by Quatuor Ébène now on vinyl!
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Newsletter XI 2020: from our conductors
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“Fragment” – the new album of Schumann Quartet
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The first concerts take place again!
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Quatuor Ébène – Complete recording of the Beethoven quartets released
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Avi Avital goes Live and only Live
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Impresariat Simmenauer goes Instagram!
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Our Season Brochure 21/22 is now online!
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Ariane Matiakh – New Release: Dohnányi “The Veil of Pierette”
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Marc Bouchkov – live and in the interview with SWEET SPOT from BR Klassik!
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Julian Steckel joins the Skride Piano Quartet on tour through Australia
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Opus Klassik for Schumann Quartett and Anna Lucia Richter in the category quintet!
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The Strad Cover Artist September 2019: Big feature in honour of the 25th anniversary of the Belcea Quartet
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Congratulations Marc Bouchkov!
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Time to pop the corks! We celebrate…
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Ariane Matiakh to be GMD of the Staatskapelle Halle (beginning 2019/20)
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The Artemis Quartet Welcomes New Members Suyoen Kim and Harriet Krijgh
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Alexander Melnikov’s Shostakovich (Preludes & Fugues) ranked in the Top Ten Performances of 2018 in the Chicago area.
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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider: New Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon from 2020/21
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Frankfurt Music Prize 2019 goes to Quatuor Ébène
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Artemis Quartet Enters a New Era
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Alexander Melnikov in Residence at the Wigmore Hall, London (2018/2019)
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Jonathan Biss is new co-artistic director of prestigious Marlboro Music
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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider: Soloist/Conductor in Residence with Wiener Symphoniker
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Sharon Kam: curator of the Prague Dvorak Festival’s chamber music series 2018
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Georg Nigl: Papageno in the new “Magic Flute” at the Théatre de La Monnaie in Brussels
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Isabelle Faust: Artist in Residence at the Philharmonie Cologne
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Artist in Residence: Gidon Kremer and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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Arditti Quartet, winner of the Gramophone Music Award 2018 – category contemporary

Quatuor Modigliani takes on artistic direction of the “Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition”

The “Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition” will take place from 9th to 15th May 2022 in the Auditorium of the  Opéra National de Bordeaux. Applications open until 14th of January 2022:

https://quatuorsabordeaux.com/en/2022-competition/

 

Ariane Matiakh: New Chief Conductor of the Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra Reutlingen

Ariane Matiakh will take up her post as Chief Conductor at the beginning of the 2022/23 season in Reutlingen, but will already be involved in the planning for the coming seasons. She is the first woman to hold the position of artistic direction of the orchestra.

https://www.wuerttembergische-philharmonie.de/musik/video/

Welcome: Sitkovetsky Trio!

We are pleased to represent the wonderful Sitkovetsky Trio worldwide as the first piano trio since the founding of the Impresariat Simmenauer office.

The Sitkovetsky Trio’s thoughtful and committed approach to music has established them as the leading piano trio of the present day over the past 15 years.

Gramophone Award for Piotr Anderszewski

Congratulations! Piotr Anderszewski was awarded a “Gramophone Award” in the category “Piano” for his album “JS Bach Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 (Excerpts)” (Warner Classics):

https://www.gramophone.co.uk/awards/gramophone-classical-music-awards-2021/piano

Award for Quatuor Ébène

The Quatuor Ébène has been honored with an Opus Klassik (category: chamber music recording) for their “Beethoven Around the World” box set.
!Congratulation!

Our next Generation: Simply Quartet!

The heart of the Impresariat beats for the string quartet. With great interest we dedicate ourselves to the next generation and are therefore very happy to welcome the Simply Quartet to our artist roaster!

Quatuor Ébène: Victoires de la musique classique

For their complete recording of Beethoven’s String Quartets – “Beethoven Around the World” – Quatuor Ébène has been awarded the Victoire de la musique classique in the recording category (2021).

Piotr Anderszewski: “12 Preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier II” released by Warner

„Ich beschloss, die Stücke in einer Reihenfolge meiner subjektiven Wahl zusammenzustellen, die manchmal auf Tonart-Beziehungen basiert, ein anderes Mal auf Kontrasten, die die Stücke unwider­stehlich zusammenzuziehen scheinen“, erklärt Anderszewski. „In der Musik gibt es immer eine Geschichte, eine emotionale Erzählung, da ein Stück dem anderen folgt und es in Beziehung setzt … Die Idee, diese Werke in dieser spezifischen Reihenfolge zu spielen, besteht darin, ein Gefühl von Dramatik zu erzeugen, das einen Zyklus suggeriert: 12 Charaktere, die sich miteinander unterhalten und sich gegenseitig widerspiegeln“.

Teaching position for the Quatuor Ébène!

The Quartet is to establish a new String Quartet class at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM) from 2021/22 onwards. Congratulation!

Welcome JOHANNES DEBUS

With Johannes Debus another conductor is enriching our artists list. The Music Director of the Canadian Opera Company perceives it as very rewarding to have one foot on each continent.

He sees himself as a universalist, equally at home in Monteverdi, the Viennese School, Janáček, and the 20th-century repertoire. “I wouldn’t give up any of this musical variety,” Debus says. “If the boundaries of my language are the boundaries of my world, then every new piece is a passage to somewhere new.”

We are delighted to represent him for opera and concert in Europe, starting immediately.

01.12.2020 10:00

Record Academy Award for the Belcea Quartet

The Belcea Quartet receives the Japanese Record Academy Award for its DVD/BlueRay recording of the Beethoven String Quartets in the category: Video. CONGRATULATION!

CONGRATULATION! Quatuor Ébène

Choc de l’année 2020 of the Classica Magazine for „Beethoven Around the World”

28.09.2020 00:00

Three Beethoven String Quartets played by Quatuor Ébène now on vinyl!

Ludwig van Beethoven
Live recorded at the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 18 No. 2
String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95 ‘Quartetto Serioso’

Live recorded at the Suntory Hall Tokyo
String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130 with ‘Grosse Fuge’, Op. 133

Released by Warner Classics on September 25!

“Fragment” – the new album of Schumann Quartet

The Schumann Quartet encounters Schubert with the String Quartet No. 6, D 74, the Quartettsatz, and the String Quartet No. 13, ‘Rosamunde’. The three brothers and Liisa Randalu show with their album “Fragment” how the compositions of Franz Schubert have developed over the years. A cooperation of Berlin Classics & SWR2, released 14 August.

The first concerts take place again!

Daily updated announcements about concerts with our artists can be found on our Facebook page.

15.05.2020

Quatuor Ébène – Complete recording of the Beethoven quartets released

Today the entire recording of the Beethoven String Quartets by Quatuor Ébène will be released worldwide!
A project that is no longer conceivable in the current situation: a string quartet on world tour, 6 continents, 10 months, 7 live recorded concerts. Even if most of the quartet’s concert tours are now suspended, we now can still enjoy “their” Beethoven at home.

28.03.2020 19:30

Avi Avital goes Live and only Live

At 7:30pm (CET), Avi Avital graces us with a 15 minute musical interval to the evening.
This event will be streamed Live and only Live, no catch-up or download.
Tune in on www.simmenauer.de/live or on the https://www.facebook.com/simmenauer/

Ariane Matiakh – New Release: Dohnányi “The Veil of Pierette”

Ariane Matiakh’s new recording of Ernst von Dohnányi’s pantomime “The Veil of Pierette” with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra will be released by Capriccio in February:

 

Julian Steckel joins the Skride Piano Quartet on tour through Australia

02.11.2019 – New Castle, AU / Conservatorium of Music
04.11.2019 – Sydney, AU / City Recital Hall
07.11.2019 – Adelaide, AU / Adelaide Town Hall
09.11.2019 – Sydney, AU / Conservatorium of Music
12.11.2019 – Perth, AU / Perth Concert Hall
14.11.2019 – Canberra, AU / Llewellyn Hall
16.11.2019 – Melbourne I, AU / Melbourne Recital Centre
19.11.2019 – Melbourne II, AU / Melbourne Recital Centre
20.11.2019 – Hobart, AU / Theatre Royal

Opus Klassik for Schumann Quartett and Anna Lucia Richter in the category quintet!

With its album “Intermezzo” the Schumann Quartet is turning its attention to its prominent Romantic namesake on a recording for the first time. Robert Schumann’s string quartet op. 41/1 is combined with Felix Mendelssohn’s op. 12 and two compositions by Aribert Reimann: his “Adagio in Memory of Robert Schumann” and the Schumann transcription “Six Songs op. 107” for soprano and string quartet with Anna Lucia Richter.

The album was released in 2018 by Berlin Classics.

15.08.2019

The Strad Cover Artist September 2019: Big feature in honour of the 25th anniversary of the Belcea Quartet

Preview: The Strad

Congratulations Marc Bouchkov!

We congratulate Marc Bouchkov for winning the 2nd Prize & Silver Medal at the 16th International Tschaikowsky Competition!

Listen to one of his virtuoso performances during the competition – here.

15.05.2019 11:00

Time to pop the corks! We celebrate…

Not only the Impresariat Simmenauer is celebrating an anniversary this year – we raise our glasses to the 30th  –  but also 5 of our quartets.

Arditti Quartet – 45th anniversary
Artemis Quartet – 30th anniversary
Belcea Quartet – 25th anniversary
Quatuor Ébène – 20th anniversary
Quatuor Modigliani – 15th anniversary

Ariane Matiakh to be GMD of the Staatskapelle Halle (beginning 2019/20)

Ariane Matiakh is the wonderful new addition to our conductors list. With her, we win a musician whose career develops so naturally, and whose musicality is so sound that it is a joy to pick up the work with her, and to represent her worldwide for opera and concert.

The Artemis Quartet Welcomes New Members Suyoen Kim and Harriet Krijgh

Artemis Quartet announces the successors of Anthea Kreston and Eckart Runge from June 2019: to mark the 30th anniversary of the Artemis Quartet in 2019, two new players will join the ensemble.

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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider: New Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon from 2020/21

Frankfurt Music Prize 2019 goes to Quatuor Ébène

The award is given annually within the framework of the Musikmesse trade fair in Frankfurt and honours personalities who have made a special contribution to the international music scene and culture.

The Trustees of the Frankfurt Music Prize acclaim Quatuor Ébène as an outstanding ensemble whose electrifying playing is characterised by passion, complete fidelity to the original works and a simultaneous delight in improvisation. Through their seemingly effortless crossover into the world of jazz, the musicians have succeeded in increasing public awareness of the string quartet as the elite of chamber music, as well as attracting more people, especially younger people, to the concert halls.

Artemis Quartet Enters a New Era

Founding member Eckart Runge to focus on new challenges
Anthea Kreston is also leaving the ensemble
The Artemis Quartet remains active in the thirtieth year of its existence

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