• Ensemble details
  • Amaryllis Quartett


The Amaryllis Quartett has regularly thrilled audiences and the critical press alike. Reviews describing the quartet as “compellingly refreshing and intelligently unconventional” (BNN) and praising its “astoundingly immaculate technique” (Süddeutsche Zeitung) confirm the ensemble’s status as one of the most outstanding string quartets of its generation.

In its recital programming and its recordings, the Amaryllis Quartett places classical quartet literature alongside newer compositions in order to create new listening experiences. Premiere performances of works by composers such as Johannes Fischer, David Philip Hefti or Lin Yang are given as much importance as the rediscovery of forgotten masterpieces such as the string quartets of the Hungarian composer Géza Frid.

The 2011 release, White, with works by Webern and Haydn, won the ECHO Klassik Award as the best chamber music recording in 2012.

The Amaryllis Quartett regularly performed with chamber music partners Dimitri Ashkenazy, François Benda, Reto Bieri, Barbara Buntrock, Patrick Demenga, Nobuko Imai, Volker Jacobsen, Thorsten Johanns, Matthias Kirschnereit, Jens Peter Maintz, Gustav Rivinius and Barbara Westphal.


  • 22.11.2022
  • Stadtcasino Basel, Hans Huber-Saal
  • Abo 8
  • Hommage à Rudolf Kelterborn
  • 29.10.2019
  • Oekolampad Basel
  • Abo 5
  • 18.45 Einführung mit David Philip Hefti
  • with Maria Riccarda Wesseling, mezzosoprano