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The Aron Quartett was founded in 1998 by Ludwig Müller, Barna Kobori, Georg Hamann and Christophe Pantillon, four Viennese musicians. Their artistic careers have been profoundly influenced by the members of the Alban Berg quartet along with Ernst Kovacic and Heinrich Schiff. Isaac Stern, Max Rostal, William Primrose, Mischa Maisky, Ralph Kirschbaum and Sándor Végh have also played critical roles in furthering their musical careers. The quartet made its debut in Vienna during the year of its foundation, and was highly acclaimed by press and public alike. Since then, the quartet has developed a wide-ranging repertoire – also in collaboration with Heinz Holliger, Heinrich Schiff and members of the Amadeus, LaSalle and Alban Berg quartets. During the year of its foundation, the aron quartett’s intention not only to tackle classical repertoire but also to devote itself to works by the second Viennese school led to an invitation to organize its own cycle of 18th, 19th and 20th century compositions as the quartet in residence at the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna.

A busy concert schedule has so far taken the aron quartett through Europe, the USA, Mexico and Japan and to renowned festivals (Viennese Festival Weeks, international String Quartet Festival in Prague, Biennale di Venezia, Schoenberg Festival, “Klangbogen” Festival, Cervantino Festival, Kuhmo Festival, Stresa Festival, Enescu Festival Berlin, Carinthischer Sommer etc.).

In 2001, the aron quartett made its debut at the Carnegie Hall in New York, and in 2002 at London’s Wigmore Hall and the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow. In 2004, they made their debut at the Vienna Musikverein,


where in 2007 they performed Korngold’s complete string quartets and his piano quintet in a four-part cycle. In 2008, the aron quartett founded the Laudon Castle Chamber Music Festival (

The aron quartett’s first CD was released in 1999 and consists of works by Schubert, Schoenberg, Mozart and Ullmann. In February 2002, a concert by the aron quartett was broadcast throughout Europe by ORF (Austrian broadcast) for the EBU. Other CD recordings include string quartets by Franz Schubert (“Rosamunde” and “Death and the Maiden”, Preiser Records 90549) and a CD box with Arnold Schoenberg’s complete works for string quartet (Preiser Records 90572) for which the aron quartett received the Pasticcio Prize. The international press acclaimed this CD as one of the best recordings of 20th century chamber music.


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Noga Quartet (France/Israel) is a stand-alone Jewel of a quartet. Each work they play receives special attention for thoughtful authenticity” HUDSONSOUNDS.ORG

“As expected, the Noga players won the major Monash University Grand Prize” THE SUNDAY MORNING HERALD


“Le Quatuor Noga entre en scène et d’emblée nous projète sur une autre planète: les nuances sont infinitésimales, les couleurs, d’une infine richesse, la précision, chirurgicale” LE DEVOIR, MONTREAL

The Noga Quartet follows the great tradition of chamber music that enthrals in performances of some of the greatest compositions of the string quartet repertoire. Since winning first prize in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2015, it has been invited to perform in Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium and France. For the Noga Quartet, string quartet playing is the pinnacle of musical expression. “We love working together. Conveying the life in this music is what we are about. There is nothing more satisfying than celebrating the great string quartet repertoire, from the classics of the past to more contemporary works.”

Established in Berlin in 2009, the Noga Quartet has an impressive musical pedigree, with coaching from both the Artemis Quartet and the Alban Berg Quartet. Members have also been privileged to perform in masterclasses with some of the world’s greatest chamber musicians: Volker Jacobsen, Philipe de Groote, Peter Schuhmayer, Atar Arad, Thomas Riebl, Paul Katz, Timothy Eddy, Miriam Fried and Andras Keller.

The quartet is based in Berlin where its members are fully committed to music making at the highest level, also performing with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. With three of the members originally from France and one from Israel and Italy, the quartet shows a flair for a wide variety of musical repertoire, with an original character to its interpretations and sound.

During its formative years, the Noga Quartet was selected to take part in a number of prestigious international competitions and festivals, including the Premio Borciani in 2014, the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2010 and 2013, the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, the Ravinia Music Festival in 2011 and the McGill Quartet Academy in 2010 and 2012. The quartet received a scholarship from the Ottilie-Selbach-Redslob foundation in Berlin in 2010, and in 2014 won first prize in the competition of the Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation in Berlin.

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The Korngold Ensemble Vienna was founded in 2019 by 5 renowned musicians-pianist Catalina Butcaru, violinists Ludwig Mueller, Tiffany Pei Hsuan Wu, violist Cynthia Liao and cellist Jonas Krejci, who have already gained success in various chamber music groups.

The intention of the ensemble next to standard repertoire is to perform less frequently heard pieces for variable formations.

The main emphasis of the ensemble is to focus on the especially rich musical oevre of the 20th century.

Catalina Butcaru, piano

Ludwig Mueller & Tiffany Pei Hsuan Wu, violins

Cynthia Liao, viola

Jonas Krejci, cello

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