At the current time, even though it is safer to travel only through our imagination, as a member of the European Concert Hall Organisation we are giving you the chance to enjoy some concerts as though you were seated in the auditorium of one of the continent's most prestigious performing arts centres. While last year's autumn Rising Stars series for the 2020/2021 concert season at Müpa Budapest was cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic, on our Facebook page you can now encounter six young and ambitious musicians or groups through a live broadcast of their performances from the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg.
The performance will be broadcasted on our Facebook page.
What did the four musicians who founded this string quartet in Frankfurt am Main in 2019 have in mind when they named the ensemble? What might 'Aris' mean? The answer has nothing to do with art history, mythology or history: this meaningless word is simply a composite of the final letters of the first names of the members. The four young musician...s studied in Madrid with Günter Pichler, former primarius of the Alban Berg Quartet, and later attracted a great deal of attention with a number of victories at international competitions, including the extremely prestigious ARD competition in Munich, where they collected a stunning total of five awards. They have also recorded two albums, with the music of Schubert and Shostakovich featured on the first and that of Brahms on the second. At their Rising Stars concert, the Aris String Quartet will perform Mendelssohn's romantic masterpiece, Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 and a piece written by György Kurtág in memory of Endre Szervánszky. Misato Mochizuki, the composer of the new work commissioned by ECHO, was born in 1969 and alternates between working in Europe, North America and Japan.
Nominated for the Rising Stars programme by: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Dortmund
Presented by: Müpa Budapest, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg