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Mariani Klavierquartett

Representation: World


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 the Kammermusiksaal of Berlin’s Philharmonie, the Beethoven Haus Bonn, the chamber music hall of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and the Philharmonie in Luxembourg.

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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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

More on www.audax-records.fr

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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

More on gwk-online.de

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Emilie Mayer: Klavierquartette Es-Dur & G-Dur
Mariani Piano Quartet
Label: CPO | 2017

More on www.jpc.de



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



Representation: World


Warm welcome to the new season 2021/22!
Warm welcome to the new season 2021/22!

We warmly welcome you to the new season with our Machreich Artists! Since our agency is currently entering its 10th anniversary year, we have decided to break new ground: welcome the new chamber music division together with us, which will contain not only extremely exciting formations but also special projects that will offer the best of both agency worlds at once!