German “Kuss” quartet will perform within the framework of Yerevan Perspectives
20th international music festival at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall on the 9th
of October. The event will feature string quartets of L. W. Beethoven.
The current members of “Kuss” quartet are Jana Kuss (violin), Oliver Wille
(violin) William Coleman (viola) and Mikayel Hakhnazaryan (cello). In early
2019, the Kuss The quartet was the first German string quartet to receive
Stradivari’s legendary “Paganini Quartet” on loan from the Nippon Music
Foundation. The quartet played Beethoven’s complete string quartet cycle on
these instruments in June 2019, by invitation of the Suntory Hall, Tokyo.
At the beginning of their career, the quartet was awarded first prizes by the
German Music Council and the Borciani Competition received a Borletti-Buitoni
Award and was a “Rising Star” of the European Concert Hall Organization.
Today, the Kuss Quartet inspires the next generation at numerous masterclasses.
William Coleman (Mozarteum, Salzburg) and Oliver Wille (in Hanover and
Birmingham) are also professors at European universities.