The musical paths of the four musicians of the Constanze Quartet, who come from different countries and continents, should all come together in the small, but globally unique music metropolis of Salzburg. The city of Mozart’s birth became the ideal artistic breeding ground for the different temperaments from France, Armenia and Austria to find a common musical language.
After a sensational live performance on Radio France in Paris in 2018, the placement as a finalist in the chamber music competition “Eugène Ysaÿe” in Liège was followed by a notable success, followed by a 3rd place at the international Anton Rubinstein competition in Düsseldorf.
The engagement by the German CD label CPO made people sit up and take notice. The complete recording of the string quartets by the German late Romantic composer Felix Draeseke was recorded for the first time by the press with great success. This was followed by the production of all of Michael Haydn’s string quartets and that of Emile Mayer, a contemporary of Beethoven.
The quartet received impulses from the collaboration with the artists of the Casals Quartet, Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet), William Coleman (Kuss Quartet), Milan Milojicic (Minetti Quartet), Lavard Skou-Larsen and others.
The ensemble’s repertoire includes all genres, but focuses on composers from bygone eras that have not yet been discovered. The Constanze Quartet is regularly invited to guest performances and tours at festivals like the well known Mozartwoche in Salzburg next year.