Anna Brunner • Igor Keller, violins
Hannes Bärtschi, viola
Péter Somodari, cello
Named after its principal violinist Licco Amar, Paul Hindemith founded a quartet in 1922. On the occasion of his 100th birthday in 1995, the Hindemith Institute awarded the Zürich-based ensemble the historic name of the Amar Quartet. During its studies with the Alban Berg Quartet, the Amar Quartet won numerous international awards, followed by successful débuts at famous concert-halls, as well as invitations to teach in master-classes. The ensemble has shown passionate engagement with the work of Paul Hindemith, and is increasingly making a name for itself in Switzerland, with events such as Homage to Hindemith and Tonwort, combining music and literature, with readings by poets and other writers.
Photo: Ettore Causa