Dirk Mommertz, piano, Erika Geldsetzer, violin, Sascha Frömbling, viola, Konstantin Heidrich, cello
October 5, 2023 | 1.30 pm | Walter Hall, University of Toronto
The musicians of the Fauré Quartett are pioneers in many ways. After they met during their studies in 1995 in Karlsruhe for the 150th anniversary of Gabriel Fauré, they realized that this combination offered new insights into undiscovered repertoire. In 2006, they signed a contract with Deutsche Grammophon. They have made highly regarded benchmark-recordings with works by Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn and pop songs by Peter Gabriel and Steely Dan as well as works by Mahler and Richard Strauss.
Worldwide tours raise their profile abroad and international masterclasses are part of their work with students. The members teach at the universities of Berlin and Munich. They were Artistic Directors of “Festspielfrühling Rügen” and are ‘Quartet in Residence’ at the University of Music Karlsruhe. During their tours, the musicians appear in the world’s most important chamber music venues; including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Berlin Philharmony, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires and Wigmore Hall London.
Program: The Pleasure and the Spirit
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Quartet op. 16
Max Reger – Piano Quartet no. 1 in D minor, op. 113 or no. 2 in A minor, op. 133
Gabriel Fauré – Piano Quartet no. 2 in G minor, op. 45