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CHAMBER MUSIC

Mariani Klavierquartett

Representation: World

BIOGRAPHY

Philipp Bohnen | Violin
Barbara Buntrock | Viola
Peter-Philipp Staemmler | Violoncello
Gerhard Vielhaber | Piano

“The most exciting piano quartet of the present!” | Onlinemerker

Founded in 2009, the Mariani Piano Quartet might be “the most exciting piano quartet of the present” (onlinemerker.com) and has made a name for itself as a stylistically assured and passionate piano quartet since its founding.

The Mariani Piano Quartet first came to greater attention at the German Music Competition in 2011. After the individual members of the ensemble had celebrated success as soloists at the competition, the ensemble also won a stipend as well. Since then the ensemble has been invited regularly to major festivals, including Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein, and has appeared on great European stages such as Berlin’s Philharmonie, the Beethoven Haus Bonn, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and the Philharmonie in Luxembourg.

Upcoming highlights of the 2022/23 season include, in addition to the long-awaited CD sequel to their Brahms & Gernsheim project, concerts in northern Italy, the debut in the Vienna Konzerthaus and a return invitation to the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

Numerous radio recordings by NDR and SWR document the high quality of the Mariani Piano Quartet’s live performances. Time and again, it seeks to straddle the divide between classical literature and unknown repertoire. Thus, critics praise the musicians’ “esprit and passion”, “liveliness and joyful playing”, “piercing intensity” and the “life and soul [they pour] into every note”.

Today an impressive discography documents the Mariani Piano Quartet’s work. In addition to classics such as the piano quartets by Robert Schumann and Gabriel Fauré, it includes absolute rarities such as the piano quartets by Martinů and Enescu, and new discoveries such as works by Emilie Mayer and Friedrich Gernsheim. For its recording Brahms & Gernsheim Vol. 1 the ensemble received a Diapason d’Or as well as the “Tokusen” of the Geijutsu Record Store, a highly renowned distinction in Japan.

The name “Mariani” is derived from the Italian luthier Antonio Mariani from Pesaro, the builder of Barbara Buntrock’s viola (ca. 1650).

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DISCOGRAPHY

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Brahms & Gernsheim: Piano Quartets Vol. 2
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26
Friedrich Gernsheim: Piano Quartet in F Major, Op. 47
Mariani Piano Quartet
Label: Audax Records | 2022

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Brahms & Gernsheim: Piano Quartets Vol. 1
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet G minor, Op. 25
Friedrich Gernsheim: Piano Quartet C minor, Op. 20
Mariani Piano Quartet
Label: Audax Records | 2021

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Idée Fixe Vol. 2
Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15
George Enescu: Piano Quartet in D minor, Op. 30
Mariani Piano Quartet
Label: GWK Records | 2020

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Idée Fixe Vol. 1
Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 45
George Enescu: Piano Quartet in D major, Op. 16
Mariani Piano Quartet
Label: GWK Records | 2017

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VIDEOS

CALENDAR

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Quartet E flat Major, KV 493
Emilie Mayer: Piano Quartet E flat Major
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet C Minor, Op. 60

Mariani Klavierquartett
Philipp Bohnen, iolin
Barbara Buntrock, viola
Peter-Philipp Staemmler, cello
Gerhard Vielhaber, piano

Friedrich Gernsheim: Klavierquartett c-Moll, op. 20
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Klavierquartett Es-Dur, KV 493
Johannes Brahms: Klavierquartett c-Moll, op. 60

Mariani Klavierquartett
Philipp Bohnen, violin
Barbara Buntrock, viola
Peter-Philipp Staemmler, cello
Gerhard Vielhaber, piano

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Friedrich Gernsheim: Piano Quartet C Minor, Op. 20
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Quartet E flat Major, KV 493
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet C Minor, Op. 60

Mariani Piano Quartet
Philipp Bohnen, violin
Barbara Buntrock, viola
Peter-Philipp Staemmler, cello
Gerhard Vielhaber, piano

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45
Bohuslav Martinů: Piano Quartet, H 287

Mariani Piano Quartet
Philipp Bohnen, violin
Barbara Buntrock, viola
Peter-Philipp Staemmler, cello
Gerhard Vielhaber, piano

 

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