With a lively and passionate approach to music, a broad and original repertoire, the Artel quartet is one of the rising European string quartets.
Formed in 2018 in Vienna and rich of three nationalities, Kazakhstan, Russia and France, the Artel quartet represents unified diversity through one musical language. Named after the traditional Russian associations of workers, craftsmen and artisans working collectively in absolute equality, the Artel Quartet reunites four musicians from widely different backgrounds and aims to promote a cultural dialogue between East and West.
With a lively and passionate approach to music, a broad and original repertoire, the Artel quartet is one of the rising European string quartets. Studying in Vienna in the class of Johannes Meissl, and working with Oliver Wille in Hannover and the quatuor Ebène in Munich, the Artel quartet aims to develop personalities through the deepest traditions of chamber music playing.
The Artel quartet is the guest of prestigious venues such as the Musikverein, ORF Radiokulturhaus, Graffenegg, was invited to the Chopin festival, the Schönberg Center, Junge Talent in Haydn Haus, the Academia Perosi, and performed in Russia, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy, Poland. In October 2021 the Artel Quartet played in Auschwitz for the opening of the new exhibition "far removed, Austria and Auschwitz". The Artel quartet also plays for Exilarte and Musethica.
Eager to expand artistically, the Artel Quartet works in close relation with composers and directors as well as on new performances. Taking part in events and master classes all over the world, the Artel Quartet had the opportunity to work with musicians such as Ebehard Feltz, Günter Pichler, the Quatuor Ebène, the Jerusalem Quartet, Alastair Tait, Isabelle Charisius, Reinhard Latzko, Tim Vogler, Michael Vogler, Volker Jacobsen, Konstantin Heidrich, Wolfgang Redik, Are Sandbakken, Avri Levitan.
Djanay Tulenova, born 1992 in Kazakhstan, studies in the class of Prof. Christian Altenburger at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. The multiple award-winning violinist started her musical education at the age of 5 years old at the “K. Baiseitova National Music School for Gifted Children ”in Almaty, Kazakhstan and trained with distinction until graduation (2011).
She then studied violin with Prof. Alexander Kirov at the “P. I. Tschaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory” and with Prof. Boris Belkin at the “Maastricht Academy of Music” in the Netherlands (graduated from Bachelor with distinction in 2015). During her training, the young musician won numerous international violin competitions: International Violin Competition in Kazakhstan, “Ars Lituanica” Competition, Lithuania, Yampolsky Violin Competition (semi-finalist), Russia, “Auswahlvorspiel Wettbewerb”, Austria and “Maastricht Award 2015”, the Netherlands, where she was awarded the audience prize.
Most recently Djanay Tulenova complements her musical education with master classes that take her to Italy, Germany, Norway, France, Austria, Russia, Greece and Switzerland. Her teachers include Christian Altenburger, Hubert Kroisamer, Zakhar Bron, Igor Ozim, Boris Kushnir, Boris Belkin, Alexander Gulyaniki and Petru Munteanu and Alexander Labko.
Zarina Imayakova was born in 1996, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She started to play violin, when she was 5 years old at the music school for gifted children named after K.Baiseitova. In 2015 she finished the school with special honors and started her study at the University of Music and performing arts Vienna, in the class of Alexandra Soumm.
Since 2019 Zarina plays 2 violin in Artel Quartet. She is also a laureate of many international competitions and she was a substitute in Niederbayerische Philharmonie (Passau, Germany) and academist in Vienna Philharmonic Academy in 2018
The Russian violist Liliya Nigamedzyanova was born in theUral. After completing her studies in Russia, she came to Austria in 2012 to study at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in the class of Prof. Silvia Marcovici. During this time she discovered her love for the sound of the viola and decided to devote herself entirely to this instrument.
She has been studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts since 2014 Vienna with Prof. Thomas Selditz. In 2018 she graduated from MDW with distinction. She is currently studying chamber music at the MDW with Professor Johannes Meissl. Chamber music partner of artists such as Benjamin Schmid, Thomas Selditz, Clemens Hagen, Christian Altenburger, Reinhard Latzko, Ernst Kovacic, Martin Hughes, Danjulo Ishizaka. Liliya is one of the founding members of the Artel Quartet.
Born in 1991 in Beaumont, France, Melchior Saux started playing cello in the conservatory of Perpignan. Deciding quickly to play music professionally, Melchior entered the conservatory of Dijon with Prof. Christian Wolff, and later the class of Romain Garioud in Paris.
Melchior Saux will Graduate from The conservatory of Dijon in Cello and chamber music with high distinctions and will then perfect his education in the class of Anatoli Krastev in Sofia, then with Florian Kitt in the Kunst Universität of Graz, and is currently in the class of Bruno Weinmeister at the university of Vienna, MDW.
Since 2019, Melchior Saux has been the cellist of the Artel quartet in the class of Johannes Meissl, and performed in venues such as ORF Radiokulturhaus, Musikverein Vienna, Chopin Festival, Graffennegg, Haydn Haus. Beside it’s study with J. Meissl, the Artel quartet regularly works with Eberhard Feltz, the Quatuor Ebène, and Oliver Wille.
Musethica Session from 03.11 till 09.11
KULTURKIRCHE KLASSIK 3