Chamber Music – Artemis Quartet
Chamber Music Department
Master in Residence: Artemis Quartet
- Vineta Sareika, violin
- Anthea Kreston, violin
- Gregor Sigl, viola
- Eckart Runge, cello
The Music Chapel is a private institution providing multi-year programs of musical study concentrating almost exclusively on excellence in performance. The programs are reserved for a very small number of exceptionally gifted young musicians, who wish to pursue a non-degree program. The school offers individually-tailored instruction to ensure that each student gets the music education that he or she needs.
“My vision of the transmission of the art of music, despite being a rather complex process, is simple to formulate at the level of the objective: I believe I have to make myself redundant with regard to the student.
Beyond their knowledge of tradition and solid craftsmanship, each artist, each ensemble needs a personal profile with something profound to say.
Ninety-nine percent of a musician’s work time is marked by critical questions one has to ask oneself, about the (emotional) idea of the composer of each bar of the score, as well as the (technical) means to achieve them on stage in order to move an audience. The musician must learn to communicate, formulate and especially ask oneself precise questions. My vision as a teacher is to give the students the knowledge necessary to find frank, authentic and convincing solutions.” Eckart Runge (Artemis Quartet)
“In my opinion, the transmission of the love of music as a whole but also of the knowledge and of the technical skills, of the musical sensibility and of the experience of the stage must hold an important place in the life of each musician –it is the only guarantee that our profession will survive and develop in the future. On the one hand, we have to ensure we educate young listeners and make them sensitive to classical music from a very young age, and on the other hand we have to transmit the passion and enthusiasm necessary for our youngest colleagues to make a career out of it. What I find particularly important for young musicians today and what I was lucky to benefit from during my studies at the Music Chapel is the transmission of a range of tools that enable one to become one’s own best teacher – one must learn to ask the right questions, become artistically independent, critical and honest with oneself and with the score.” Vineta Sareika (Artemis Quartet)