Agency closes account for suspended string quartetmain
The Simmenauer agency in Berlin has brought to an end its long involvement with the Artemis Quartet, which suspended its activities last weekend for an indefinite period.
The agency has posted this dignified message on its contact site for the quartet:
Dear Friends of the String Quartet,
the Artemis Quartett has decided to take a leave of absence from playing for an indefinite period.
After one setback too many, in an already turbulent time, difficult for all of us, it is at present impossible for the quartet to plan reliably.
Therefore, our 24-year-long intense collaboration with the Artemis Quartett is also coming to an end. Our joint history, shaped by great success but also by dramatic blows of fate, formed an remarkably close relationship between the musicians and the Impresariat Simmenauer. We thank all members of the Artemis Quartett for this inspiring journey!