Auner Quartet

Joint studies in
Vienna (Prof. Johannes Meissl | MDW)
Performances at international festivals and concert halls in Europe, USA, South Africa, among others, as well as appearances with symphony orchestras. Repeated live appearances on TV (ORF, GLOBO) and radio productions (ORF Ö1 and Radio Klassik - Austria, TRT - Turkey, Radio Cultura - Brazil). Own chamber music cycle at Bank Austria Salon Vienna
Winner of the Eugéne Ysaÿe competition in Liége, Belgium 2018
Gramola Vienna
Short biography
Daniel Auner, Violin
Barbara de Menezes Galante Auner, Violin
Nikita Gerkusov, Viola
Konstantin Zelenin, Violoncello

Winner of the Eugéne Ysaÿe Competition in Liége, Belgium 2018 and praised for their "stylistic confidence and willingness to impress with emotions - for all four of them chamber music seems to be the essence of music itself"; (Austrian National Radio ORF Ö1, "Intrada") the Viennese Auner Quartett is rapidly making itself known in the chamber music world. The group holds a special residence in Vienna, performing monthly in the baroque hall of the former Vienna City Hall, today known as "Bank Austria Kultursalon" and he prestigous Ehrbar Saal.  As passionate chamber musicians the quartet strives to not only explore the extensive quartet repertoire, but also to present their unique voice within the music. As the chamber music studies with Prof. Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartett) at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna focus strongly on the mastery of the “Wiener Klang” (the famous Viennese Sound), as well as a sophisticated interpretation of works from the Viennese "Classical" period; his students Barbara, Nikita Konstantin and Daniel went as individual musicians through one concerted training.

Their two live-albums, “Mozart and Mendelssohn” as well as "Schubert and Villa-Lobos" had been presented on all Austrian classical radio stations and are digitally on e.g. "idagio" - the new classical music streaming platform from Berlin. The CD with Simon Reitmaier on the Clarinet - featuring Clarinet Quintets by Mozart, Reger and Leitner has been highly appraised by its critics and has been released on the "Gramola" Label in February 2018. A portrait of the chamber music works by Johanna Doderer had be released on the "Capriccio" Label in spring 2018 and a new recording with string quartets from Egon Wellesz, Alexander von Zemlinsky and Anton von Webern is on its way.

The Auner Quartett plays two generous loans from the collection of precious instruments of the Austrian National Bank; Daniel plays on “Elia”, a violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini and the violist Nikita on an instrument by Giovanni Paolo Maggini.

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