The aron quartett was formed in 1998 by four Viennese musicians: Ludwig Müller, Barna Kobori, Georg Hamann and Christophe Pantillon.
They studied with members of the Alban Berg Quartett as well as Ernst Kovacic and Heinrich Schiff. Other great musicians who have played an important role in their artistic development include Isaac Stern, Max Rostal, William Primrose, Mischa Maisky, Ralph Kirshbaum and Sandor Végh.
The official debut in Vienna in the year of their formation was highly acclaimed by both the pubic and the press. Since then they have worked on a wide-ranging repertoire with Heinz Holliger, Heinrich Schiff and with members of the Alban Berg Quartett, Amadeus Quartet and La Salle Quartet.
Concerts with Oleg Maisenberg, Bruno Canino, Philippe Entremont and Sharon Kam as well as with members of the Alban Berg Quartett were occasions for the quartet to widen its repertoire. In 2002 the Alban Berg Quartett invited the aron quartett to perform in their own concert series at the Vienna Konzerthaus.
The aron quartett has appeared throughout Europe, USA and Mexico, as well as in renowned festivals (Vienna Festival, International String Quartet Festival Prag, Biennale di Venezia, Schoenberg Festival, Festival Klangbogen, Festival Cervantino, Kuhmo Festival).
In 2001 the aron quartett made its debut in New York (Carnegie Hall) and in 2002 in London (Wigmore Hall) and in Moscow (Tchaikovsky Conservatory). 2004 in Vienna Musikvereinssaal.
The musical intention of the aron quartett is to devote itself not only to the classical string quartet literature, but also to the works of the Second Viennese School. For this reason they have been invited to present a subscription series as Quartet in Residence at the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna where they perform quartets of the 18th, 19th and 20th century.
In 1999 the first CD of aron quartett with works by Schubert, Schoenberg, Mozart und Ullmann was edited. In February 2002 an EBU-concert of the quartet has been broadcasted live throughout Europe.
The CD with string quartets by Franz Schubert (“Rosamunde” and “The Death and the Maiden”) has been released in January 2003 (Preiser Records 90549). The complete recording of the string quartets by Arnold Schoenberg (Preiser Records 90572) in December 2003. To order please see under “links”.