The Gémeaux Quartett won Third Prize at the ARD Music Competition in 2008, as well as the coveted Audience Award. In 2007 the Quartet was awarded First Prize at the Chamber Music Competition of the “Migros-Kulturprozent”, was First Prize winner of the Basel Orchestra Society Contest (BOG) and received the Mozart Prize of the city of Lucerne.
More recently, the Quartet was honoured with the Swiss Ambassador’s Award in London, which resulted in a tour of the UK. The Basel-based quartet has a busy concert schedule; in addition to performances at the KKL in Lucerne, the Opéra Bastille in Paris, Tonhalle in Zürich, Wigmore Hall and the Berlin Philharmonie, the four musicians are guests at well-known festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, the Schubert Festival in Schwarzenberg, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Heidelberger Frühling, and the Davos Festival. Radio and television regularly invite the young quartet to perform.
The ensemble has collaborated with artists including Isabel Charisius (Alban Berg Quartet), Maximilian Hornung, Reinhard Latzko, Jens Peter Maintz, Sebastian Manz, Christian Poltéra and Julian Prégardien.
The Quartet was formed in 2003 at the Music Academy in Basel where they studied with Walter Levin and Sebastian Hamann. As part of a postgraduate course for string quartets, the Quartet received further training from the Hagen Quartet at the ‘Mozarteum’, Salzburg University. The Quartet continues to work with Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) and is currently Ensemble in Residence at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen.