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Founded in 1980, the Artis Quartet of Vienna provides made a global reputation particularly because of its performances of late-Romantic era and Expressionist string quartets, as well as the standard Germanic quartet repertory. The quartet started winning worldwide music competitions, such as for example Evian, Cambridge, and Yellowish Springs, during its rise to popularity from 1983 to 1985. During those same years the quartet was citizen in Cincinnati, Ohio, where they analyzed using the La Salle Quartet at the faculty Conservatory of Music. With reputation, they received the support from the Austrian Country wide Loan company, which loaned them traditional musical instruments from its drum collection. The people from the quartet are: Peter Schuhmayer, initial violin; Johannes Meissl, second violin; Herbert Kefer, viola; Othmar Müller, cello. All researched on the Vienna Musikhochschule, and everything instruct there or on the Graz Musikhochschule and present masterclasses all over the world. The Quartet provides shown an annual concert series on the Wiener Musikverein since 1988. One significant career highlight for this was the invitation to try out all 23 Mozart quartets through the 1991 Mozart Season, in concert series kept both in Tokyo and in Vienna. It is still invited to worldwide festivals, like the Salzburger Festspiele, Ravinia, as well as the Brucknerfest Linz. The Artis Quartet provides documented for Koch/Schwann, Accord, Orfeo, Sony Classics, and Nimbus. Its Accord disk from the Sixteenth String Quartet of Alberic Magnard earned the Grand Prix International du Disque. For Accord in addition, it documented the entire quartets as well as the Capriccio and Fugue of Felix Mendelssohn (one discharge which won the Diapason d’Or) and the entire quartet functions of Hugo Wolf, which won the Cecilia Award. It started its id with late-Romantic and Expressionist music using its Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, and Berg recordings for Orfeo. For Sony it documented many quartets of Mozart (earning the Wiener Flötenuhr 1991 prize) and the entire Webern quartet functions, furthermore to quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorák, Smetana, Schumann, and Brahms. The Quartet was honored the Alexander Zemlinsky Prize in 1997, starting its romantic relationship with Nimbus. After signing up for the Nimbus label, the group released its most acclaimed recordings, the entire quartets of Zemlinsky, which earned the Diapason d’Or as well as the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis Echo 2000, aswell to be cited as the very best of the entire year or month by a number of important traditional music publications. Artis in addition has documented two quartets from the little-known Karl Wiegl, and repeated the Webern quartet functions for Nimbus. Artis can be focused on premiering contemporary functions, including items by Gottfried v. Einem, Helmut Eder, Thomas Pernes, Richard Dünser, Gerhard E. Winkler, Thomas Larcher, Gerhard Schedl, Haimo Wisser, Wolfgang Kubizek, Harry Pepl and Antonio Pino Vargas.

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