A member of the Tetzlaff String Quartet since its inception in 1992, Elisabeth Kufferath has performed on the stages of some of the most auspicious halls in Europe and the United States, including Philharmonie Hall in Berlin, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York, and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. In 2015 the Tetzlaff Quartet was awarded a Diapason d'Or de l'année for their recording of string quartets by Berg and Mendelssohn.
Elisabeth Kufferath's chamber music partners include Lars Vogt, Isabelle van Keulen, Adrian Brendel and Gustav Rivinius. Ms. Kufferath has been invited to perform at Berliner Festwochen, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, "Spannungen" Heimbach, Helsinki Festival, Lucerne Festival and Schubertiade Schwarzenberg. Heinz Holliger thinks of Elisabeth Kufferath as 'unquestionably one of the most interesting and influential string players of her generation.'
She has appeared as soloist with the WDR-Symphony Orchestra Cologne under the direction of Heinz Holliger, Ensemble Oriol Berlin led by Marcus Creed, the Munich Chamber Orchestra with conductor Christoph Poppen, World Youth Symphony Orchestra and Gerard Schwarz, as well as the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, musica assoluta Hannover and Kammerakademie Potsdam. She has recorded for the Naxos, cpo, Wergo, Avi and Ondine Labels.
Ms. Kufferath is Professor of Violin at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater, und Medien in Hannover, Germany. Previously, she held the same position at the Musikhochschule Detmold and was a concertmaster of the Bamberg Symphony. She has been a guestconcertmaster with Camerata Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Ensemble Oriol Berlin and Ensemble Resonanz.
Both her violin and viola were built by the German luthier Stefan-Peter Greiner.
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An Austin native currently based in Germany, Stephen Perry recently performed solo recitals in Tokyo, Japan and Pune, India. His performances have been heard on National Public Radio and on CBS and PBS television. He has presented masterclasses at CCM in Cincinnati, Indiana University in Bloomington, The Colburn School in Los Angeles, and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover.
He is a former faculty member at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Lawrence University, and the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, he earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree from the Eastman School of Music. His principal teachers include Kathryn Mishell, Tim Woolsey, John Perry, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, and Nelita True.