Martin Funda violin
Johanna Staemmler violin
Teresa Schwamm viola
Peter-Philipp Staemmler cello

Since its success at the ARD International Competition in 2012, at which the Armida Quartet took First Prize, the Audience Prize and six other special awards, the career of the young Berlin string quartet has developed sensationally.

Founded in Berlin in 2006, the quartet took its name from an opera by Haydn, the “father of the string quartet”. Still receiving the tutelage of Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) and Reinhard Goebel, the ensemble has also studied with members of the Artemis Quartet for several years.

The Armida Quartet took part in the BBC New Generation Artists’ scheme between 2014 and 2016 and was also selected by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) to become its “Rising Stars” during the 2016/17 season, bringing the Armida Quartet to all major music cities and venues in Europe. During the summer of 2016 the Armida Quartet returned to the Wigmore Hall in London and gave their debut at the world famous BBC Proms.

The four musicians of the Armida Quartet have taught chamber music at the Berlin University of the Arts since October 2012.

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