The String Quartet: Performers (A-C)

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Groups L-R

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Academica. Adieux. Aeolian. Alberni. Alcan. Allegri. Amadeus. Amar-Hindemith. Amati. American. Amphion. Arditti. Ariel. Arpeggione. Artemis. Arriaga. Artis. Athenaeum-Enescu. Auer. Aurora. Auryn. Austrian. Balanescu. Bamberg. Bartholdy. Bartók. Beethoven. Berg. Berkshire. Berlin. Berlin Philharmonia. Berwald. Bingham. Boccherini. Bochmann. Bohemian. Borodin. Brandis. Brazilia. Brindisi. Britten. Brodsky. Buchberger. Budapest. New Budapest. Busch. Busoni. Capet. Carmina. Carmirelli. Cherubini. Chester. Chilingirian. Claremont. Clavier. Cleveland. Collegium Aureum. Composers. Concord. Copenhagen. Coull.

Academica Quartet
(1) Mariana Sirbu
(2) Ruxandra Colan
(3) Constantin Zanidache
(4) Mihail Dancila
Recordings: Bruch, Franck

Quatuor Les Adieux
Recordings: Vachon/Cambini {Astree Auvidis}

Aeolian Quartet (c1962-?1981)
1962-
(1)
(2) Raymond Keenlyside
(3)
(4)
1965-
(3) Margaret Major
1970-
(1) Emanuel Hurwitz
(2) Raymond Keenlyside
(4) Derek Simpson
(1) Sydney Humphreys

Alberni Quartet
c1966-
(1) Howard Davis
(2) Peter Pople
(3) Roger Best
(4) David Smith
(3) Berian Evans
c1974-
(4) Gregory Baron
Recordings: *Mozart ['Haydn']

Le Quatuor à Cordes Alcan (<1993-); Canada
(1) Brett Molzan
(2) Nathalie Camus
(3) François Bertrand
(4) David Ellis
Recordings: Brahms/Mozrt/Schubert {CBC}

Allegri Quartet (1968-)
1968-
(1) Hugh Maguire
(2) David Roth
(3) Patrick Ireland
(4) Bruno Schrecker
1977-
(1) Peter Carter
(3) Prudence Pacey
(3) Keith Lovell
1988-
(3) Patrick Ireland
(3) Roger Tapping

Amadeus Quartet (1948-1987); UK
(1) Norbert Brainin
(2) Siegmund Nissel
(3) Peter Schidlof
(4) Martin Lovett
Recordings: *Beethoven (1960-1963), *Mozart (1960's), Schubert, Haydn, Britten

Amar-Hindemith Quartet (1922-1929); Germany
(1) Licco Amar
(2) Walter Kaspar
(3) Paul Hindemith
(4) Rudolf Hindemith
(4) Maurits Frank

Amati Quartet
(1) Thomas Wicky
(2) Barbara Suter
(3) Nicolas Corti
(4) Johannes Degen

American Quartet
(1) Mitchell Stern
(2) Laurie Carney
(3) Daniel Avshalomov
(4) David Geber

Amphion Quartet
(1) Adrian Levine
(2) Colin Callow
(3) Stephen Tees
(4) Michael Hurwitz

Arditti Quartet (1974-)
1977-
(1) Irvine Arditti
(2) Lennox Mackenzie
(3) Levine Andrade
(4) Rohan de Saram
<1986-
(2) Alexander Balanescu
1986-
(2) David Alberman
1991-
(3) Garth Knox
Specialists in modern repertoire
Recordings: *Ferneyhough, *Carter, *Cage, *Schoenberg, *Berg, *Webern, *Kagel, *Xenakis
Recordings: Scelsi (twice), Ligeti, Nono
Currently recording 'The Arditti Quartet Edition' of modern works for Disques Montaigne

Ariel Quartet
(1) Sidney Sax
(2) Maurice Taylor
(3) Kenneth Essex
(4) Francisco Gabarro

Arpeggione Quartet

Arriaga Quartet
(1) Michael Guttman
(2) Yvo Lintermans
(3) Ezequiel Larrea
(4) Luc Tooten

Artemis Quartet

Artis Quartet [[Vienna Artis Quartet]] ; Austria
(1) Peter Schuhmayer
(2) Johannes Meissl
(3) Herbert Kefer
(4) Othmar Müller
Recordings: *Mozart ['Haydn'], *Mendelssohn, Wolf, Schubert

Athenaeum-Enescu Quartet
(1) Constanin Bogdanas
(2) Florin Szigeti
(3) Dan Iarca
(4) Dorel Fodoreanu

Auer Quartet
(1) Gábor Sipos
(2) György Gulyás Nagy
(3) Katalin Lukács
(4) Judit Szabˇ
Recordings: Weber

Aurora Quartet (1983-); USA
(1) Sharon Grebanier
(2) Mariko Smiley
(3) Don Ehrlich
(4) Margaret Tait
(3) Basil Vesdryes

Auryn Quartet

Austrian String Quartet Quartet
Recordings: Busoni/Pfitzner/Reger

Balanescu Quartet
c1991-
(1) Alexander Balanescu
(2) Johnathan Carney
(3) Kate Musker
(4) Anthony Hinnigan
c1994-
(2) Clare Connors
(3) Bill Hawkins (Hawkes)
(4) Nick Cooper
c1996-
(3) Andre Parker
(4) Sîan Bell
Recordings: Bryars

Bamberg Quartet
(1) Klaus Burmeister
(2) Rüdiger Rehn
(3) Roland Waschneck
(4) Karlheinz Busch

Bartholdy Quartet
(1) Joshua Epstein
(2) Max Speermann
(3) Jorg-Wolfgang Jahn
(4) Annemarie Dengler

Bartók Quartet ; Hungary
(1) Péter Komlós
(2) Béla Bánfalvi
(3) Géza Németh
(4) László Mezˇ
(2) Géza Hargitai
(2) Sándor Devich
(4) Károly Botvay
Recordings: Beethoven [Early], Mozart ['Haydn'], *Bartók

Beethoven Quartet [Moscow Conservatory Quartet (until 1931)] (1923-); Russia
(1) Dmitry Tsyganov
(2) Vasily Shirinsky
(3) Vadim Borisovsky
(4) Sergey Shirinsky
c1960-
(3) Fyodor Druzhinin
c1965-
(2) Nicolas Zabavnikov
Note: Dedicatees and premier performance of most of Shostakovich quartets
Recordings: *Shostakovich

Alban Berg Quartet (1970-); Austria
1970-?1985
(1) Günter Pichler
(2) Klaus Maetzl
(3) Hatto Beyerle
(4) Valentin Erben
?1985-
(2) Gerhard Schulz
(3) Thomas Kakuska
Recordings: *Beethoven, *Bartók, *Brahms (twice: 84; 91), *Janácek
Recordings: Mozart ['Haydn'/Late], Haydn, Schubert, *Bartók

Berkshire Quartet
(1) Urico Rossi
(2) Albert Lazen
(3) David Dawson
(4) Fritz Maag

Berlin Quartet
(1) Wolf-Dieter Batzdorf
(2) Klaus Peters
(3) Karl-Heinz Dommus
(4) Matthias Pfaender
Before 1980, with Karl Suske as Suske Quartet (from Berlin Phil) (former 1965)
Recordings: (as Suske Quartet) Beethoven [Early]

Berlin Philharmonia Quartet
<1985-
(1) Edward Zienkowski
(2) Kunio Tsuchiya
(3) Walter Scholefield
(4) Jan Diesselhorst
<1987-
(1) Daniel Stabrawa
<1996-
(2) Christian Stadelmann
(3) Neithard Resa

Berwald Quartet
(1) Lennart Fredriksson
(2) Ottar Hauge
(3) Anne-Marie Lysell
(4) Bo Ericsson

Bingham Quartet
(1) Stephen Bingham
(2) Mark Messenger
(3) Brenda Stewart
(4) Miriam Lowbury

Tokyo Boccherini Quartet (<1993-)
(1) Natsumi Wakamatsu
(2) Sayuiri Yamagata
(3) Staas Swierstra
(4) Hidemi Suzuki
Recordings: Boccherini [Channel]

Bochmann Quartet
(1) Michael Bochmann
(2) David Angel
(3) Martin Outram
(4) Michal Kaznowski

Bohemian Quartet
Recordings: {Biddulph}

Borodin Quartet
(1) Mikhail Kopelman
(2) Andrei Abramenkov
(3) Dmitri Shebalin
(4) Valentin Berlinsky
<1974-
(1) Rostislav Dubinsky
(2) Jaroslav Alexandrov
Recordings: *Shostakovich (twice: 80's, 90's)

Brandis Quartet (1976-); Germany
(1) Thomas Brandis
(2) Peter Brem
(3) Wilfried Strehle
(4) Wolfgang Boettcher
Recordings: Beethoven (New cycle in progress), Schubert, Weill

University of Brazilia Quartet
(1) Moysés Mandel
(2) Valeska Hadelich de Ferreira
(3) Johann Georg Scheuermann
(4) Antonio Guerra Vicente

Brindisi Quartet (1984-)
(1) Jacqueline Shave
(2) Patrick Kiernan
(3) Katie Wilkinson
(4) Jonathan Tunnell

Britten Quartet (1987-)
1990-
(1) Peter Manning
(2) Keith Pascoe
(3) Peter Lale
(4) Andrew Shulman

Brodsky Quartet
(1) Michael Thomas
(2) Ian Belton
(3) Paul Cassidy
(4) Jacqueline Thomas
Quartet-in-Residence: Cambridge (4 yrs)
Recordings: *Shostakovich

Buchberger Quartet
(1) Hübert Buchberger
(2) Julia Greve
(3) Joachim Etzel
(4) Helmut Sohler

Budapest Quartet (1917-1967); Hungary/USA
(1) Emil Hauser
(2) Imre Poganyi
(3) István Ipolyi
(4) Harry Son
1927-
(2) Joseph Roismann
1930-
(4) Mischa Schneider
1932-
(1) Joseph Roisman
(2) Alexander Schneider
1936-
(3) Boris Kroyt
1944-
(2) Edgar Ortenberg
c1947-
(2) Jac Gorodetsky
Notes: Quartet-in-Residence with concert series at Library of Congress (some now being reissued)
Recordings: Beethoven [Early], Mozart ['Haydn']
Recordings: Rachmaninov, Bartók (#2)

New Budapest Quartet (1971-)
(1) András Kiss
(2) Ferenc Balogh
(3) Lászlá Bársony
(4) Károly Botvay
Recordings: *Spohr, *Bartók, *Brahms, *Beethoven

Busch Quartet (1919-1952); Germany/USA
1919-
(1) Adolf Busch
(2) Karl Reitz
(3) Emil Bohnke
(4) Paul Grümmer
1921-
(2) Gösta Andreasson
(3) Karl Doktor
1930-1945
(4) Hermann Busch
1948-
(2) Ernst Drucker
(3) Hugo Gottesmann
(2) Bruno Straumann
Recordings: Beethoven (30's), Schubert (30's), Brahms

Busoni (<1996-)
(1) Kolbj°rn Holthe
(2) Eilev Skinnarmo
(3) Jennifer Harris Cassin
(4) Dan Cassin
Recordings: *Busoni (96)

Capet Quartet (1893-1928); France
1903-1910
(1) Lucien Capet
(2) André Tourret
(3) Louis Bailey
(4) Louis Hasselmanns
1910-1914
(2) Maurice Hewitt
(3) Henri Cassadesus
(4) Marcel Cassadesus
1919-1928
(3) Henri Benoît
(4) Camille Delobelle
Recordings: Beethoven [Op 131/132], Haydn [Lark], Mozart [Dissonance] (20's)
Hewitt continued in his own quartet after Capet's death with Albert Locatelli as 2nd violin

Carmina Quartet ; Switzerland
(1) Matthias Enderle
(2) Susanne Frank
(3) Wendy Champney
(4) Stephan Goerner
Recordings: Szymanowsky, Debussy/Ravel, Medelssohn

Carmirelli Quartet (c1950-)
(1) Pina Carmirelli
(2) Montserrat Cervera
(3) Luigi Sagrati
(4) Arturo Bonucci
Recordings: Ravel

Cherubini Quartet
(1) Christoph Poppen
(2) Harald Schoneweg
(3) Hariolf Schlichtig
(4) Manuel Fischer-Dieskau

Chester Quartet
(1) Fritz Gearhart
(2) Kathryn Votapek
(3) Ronald Gorevic
(4) Thomas Rosenberg

Chilingirian Quartet (1971-); UK
1971-
(1) Levon Chilingirian
(2) Mark Butler
(3) Simon Rowland-Jones
(4) Philip De Groote
1978-
(3) Nicholas Logie
1981-
(3) Csaba Erdélyi
1987-
(3) Louise Williams
c1992-
(2) Charles Stewart
(3) Simon Rowland-Jones
c1994-
(3) 'Asdis Varldimarsdottir
Quartet-in-Residence: Royal College of Music (1986-)
Recordings: *Bartók, Mozart ['Haydn']

Claremont Quartet (1954-)
(1) Marc Gottlieb
(2) Vladimir Weisman
(3) Scott Nickrenz
(4) Irving Klein

Denis Clavier Quartet (<1996-)
(1) Denis Clavier
(2) Marie-France Razafimbadà
(3) Florian Wallez
(4) Claire Breteau

Cleveland Quartet (1968-); USA
(1) Donald Weilerstein
(2) Peter Salaff
(3) Martha Strongin-Katz
(4) Paul Katz
<1985-
(3) Atar Arad
c1988-
(3) James Dunham
c1991-
(1) William Preucil
Note: An earlier 'Cleveland Quartet' under Josef Fuchs was formed in 1919.
Note: NY Times Reports (quoted by Fanfare 19:4) the quartet may disband soon.

Collegium Aureum (<1974-)
(1) Franzjosef Maier
(2) Ulrich Beetz
(3) Karlheinz Steeb
(4) Rudolf Mandalka

Composers Quartet (1969-)
(1) Matthew Raimondi
(2) Anahid Ajemian
(3) Bernard Zaslov
(4) Seymour Barab

Concord Quartet (?1971-nla); USA
(1) Mark Sokol
(2) Andrew Jennings
(3) John Kochanowski
(4) Norman Fischer
Quartet-in-Residence: Dartmouth
Recordings: Rochberg, Cage, Wolpe, Feldman

Copenhagen String Quartet
(1) Tutter Givskov
(2) Mogens Durholm
(3) Mogens Bruun
(4) Asger Lund Christiansen

Coull Quartet ; UK
(1) Roger Coull
(2) Philip Gallaway
(3) David Curtis
(4) Martin Thomas
1988-
(4) John Todd
Quartet-in-Residence: Warwick University (1977-)
Recordings: Simpson [#10-12], *Mendelssohn, *Prokofiev, Bridge, Walton, Elgar {Hyp}
Recordings: Haydn [Op33], Shostakovich, Onslow {ASV}


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