The Armida will give a special performance in honour of their late mentor at the Rheingau Musik Festival


The Rheingau Musik Festival in Germany is to present a tribute concert to Friedemann Weigle, Artemis Quartet violist who died last week at the age of just 53 following a long illness.

The festival performance on the evening of 24 July 2015 was to be given by the Artemis Quartet, but will instead feature the Armida Quartet (pictured) – fellow Berlin-based winners of the ARD Music Competition, who worked intensively with Weigle in the past.

The Armida Quartet – violinists Martin Funda and Johanna Staemmler, violist Teresa sponge, and cellist Peter-Philipp Staemmler – will perform Beethoven’s String Quartet no.11, Shostakovich’s String Quartet no.10 and Schubert’s String Quartet no.15.

Friedemann Weigle joined the Artemis Quartet in 2007. His remaining colleagues have paid tribute on their website: ‘With his death, Vineta Sareika, Gregor Sigl and Eckart Runge have lost a colleague, companion and friend; the music world has lost a wonderful, inspiring and extraordinary person, musician and teacher.'

Photo: Felix Broede

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