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Welcome BEJUN MEHTA!
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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

Welcome BEJUN MEHTA!

With great joy, we welcome Bejun Mehta to our list. “Perhaps the most sophisticated and musically satisfying of today ́s countertenors” (Opera News, 2018) inspires all over the world singing the major roles of his repertoire as well as presenting his award-winning CD and concert programs ranging from baroque to contemporary music in all big concert halls.

In recent years, Bejun Mehta has also successfully made a name for himself as a conductor. In addition to his focus on working on the repertoire of the baroque and early classical periods with modern orchestras, his particular emphasis is on the combination between orchestra and voice.

With immediate effect, we will take over Bejun Mehta’s general management as singer and conductor – we are very much looking forward to an exciting joint path!

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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