Adagio y Rondó Concertante para cuarteto con piano
Cuarteto con piano N°3, en do menor, Op. 60
Cuarteto con piano en mi bemol mayor, Op.47
"Whoever hears the Fauré Quartet wants to hear it again" (Martha Argerich).
The requirements have changed. Those who make chamber music today cannot limit themselves to the rules of decades ago. Expectations of the diversity of the repertoire have changed, creating space for ensembles like the Faure Quartet, which has established itself as the world's leading piano quartet within a few years. Dirk Mommertz (piano), Erika Geldsetzer (violin), Sascha Frömbling (viola) and Konstantin Heidrich (cello) take advantage of the opportunities arising from these developments. They discover new fields of sound in chamber music and perform compositions outside the mainstream repertoire.
They are visionary in their approach and are highly regarded for their experiments and discoveries; be it performances with the NDR Big Band, collaborations with artists such as Rufus Wainwright or Sven Helbig, appearances in clubs such as Berghain, Cocoon Club or "Le Poisson Rouge" in New York or TV shows on KIKA or "Rhapsody in School" to get children excited about chamber music. When they released their album "Popsongs" in 2009, they caused quite a stir in the press and with the public. The following year, the ensemble was awarded the ECHO Klassik for their album "classic beyond borders", the second award after their recording of the Brahms Piano Quartets (Chamber Music Recording of the Year 2008). Other prizes include the German Music Competition, the Ensemble Prize of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, international competition and record prizes, the Duisburg Music Prize and the Brahms Prize Schleswig Holstein.
The musicians of the Faure Quartet are pioneers in many respects. After meeting in 1995 while studying in Karlsruhe for Gabriel Faure's 150th birthday, they quickly realised that this combination offered new insights into undiscovered repertoire. In 2006, they signed a contract with Deutsche Grammophon and rose to the Champions League of the classical music business. The result was highly acclaimed benchmark recordings of works by Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn and pop songs by Peter Gabriel and Steely Dan, as well as works by Mahler and Richard Strauss (Sony Classical). on one album. Currently On "Berlin Classics", the quartet released the world's first recording of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" and Rachmaninov's "Etudes-Tableaux" in their own arrangements, as well as the piano quartets and arranged songs by Gabriel Fauré for their anniversary year in 2020.
Worldwide tours - including regularly in South America - underline the ensemble's outstanding reputation, and international master classes are part of their work with students. The members teach at the universities in Berlin and Munich. They were also artistic directors of the "Festspielfrühling Rügen" and are "Quartet in Residence" at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. On their tours, the musicians perform in the world's most important chamber music halls, including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Berlin Philharmonie, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires and Wigmore Hall London. All these mosaics create a unique profile for this important chamber music ensemble.