Peter Schuhmayer, Johannes Meissl [violins]
Herbert Kefer [viola]
Othmar Müller [cello]
Founded in 1980, the Artis Quartet studied at the University of Music in Vienna, coached by Hatto Beyerle and Alfred Staar. In 1985 the ensemble began its international career performing at the most important venues and centres of music, including Carnegie Hall New York, Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington, Suntory Hall and International Forum Tokyo, Philharmonie and Konzerthaus Berlin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salle Pleyel and Théatre des Champs-Elysées Paris, Santa Caecilia Rome and Teatro Colon Buenos Aires. The Quartet has been invited by prestigious international festivals including Salzburger Festspiele, Wiener Festwochen, Schleswig Holstein Festival, Berliner Festwochen, Beethoven Festival Warszaw Ravinia, Ludwigsburg, Lockenhaus, Turku, Naantali, Gstaad, Prades, Granada, Dubrovnik, Bournemouth, Hong Kong, Paris, Kuhmo, Colmar, Schubertiade , Wien Modern and Salzburger Mozartwoche. The Quartet received the Lully Award 2001 by concertonet.com for the seasons best chamber music performance in New York City.
1. Mozart and Beethoven in Vienna