Artemis Quartet CD BOX with first release

We are delighted to announce the release of a beautiful collector's edition of all CD productions by the Artemis Quartet from the years 1996 to 2018. Our record label Erato/Warner will be reissuing this collection on 23 CDs at the end of May 2024.
Especially meaningful to us is the first-ever release of our recording of Antonín Dvořák's "American String Quartet" Op. 96 from 2015. The recording sessions in the legendary studios of Berlin's Nalepastrasse concluded just a few days before the tragic death of our then-violist Friedemann Weigle.
We are filled with gratitude, pride, and profound emotion to be able to honor this wonderful musician and to bring him back to the "big stage", that meant so much to him.

Artemis Quartet takes a break

The Artemis Quartet announces a break from performing for an indefinite period of time and dissolves the current formation. The consequences of the grueling pandemic, a serious case of illness in the immediate family and the upcoming maternity leave of Vineta Sareika do not allow the quartet to plan reliably at this time. The Artemis Quartet will regroup and return to the stage in due course.

If you have any questions for the quartet, you can contact Gregor Sigl directly, who will be happy to talk to you personally.
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Vineta Sareika


A native of Jurmala (Latvia), Vineta Sareika began her violin studies at the age of 5. She studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris with Gérard Poulet and at the Queen Elisabeth Music College with Augustin Dumay. Sareika has attended the master classes of, among others, Ida Haendel, Ivry Gitlis, Zakhar Bron, Mauricio Fuks and Franz Helmerson.

Since becoming laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2009, Sareika has been invited to perform as a soloist by renowned orchestras such as the Belgian National Orchestra, London Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Flemish Philharmonic and London Chamber Orchestra. She has worked with conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Paul Goodwin, Gilbert Varga and Gérard Korsten, and performs regularly in Europe, Asia, Australia and in the United States.

Vineta Sareika was a founding member of the Trio Dali, which has won several prizes in competitions in Osaka, New York, Vienna and Frankfurt. The recordings of Trio Dali devoted to Ravel and Schubert were highly acclaimed by critics. Together with her colleagues, Sareika has given master classes in Sydney and Melbourne, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and the Royal Academy of Music in London.

In 2011, Sareika was appointed principal concertmaster of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. She also appears regularly as guest concertmaster with orchestras in Belgium and has collaborated with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Donald Runnicles, Kurt Masur, Jaap van Zweden and Hervé Niquet. Sareika plays an Antonio Stradivari violin (1683), generously on loan to her from the Ruggieri Foundation.
Vineta Sareika joined the Artemis Quartet in 2012.