The TimmQuartet, the majority of whose members are Berlin Philharmonic players, was already highly acclaimed at its first appearance in June 2001 during the Mendelssohn-Schumann Marathon in the Philharmonie’s Chamber Music Hall. Since the Quartet’s inception, one of its members’ essential goals has been to apply the experience acquired through intensive collaboration with conductors like Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Simon Rattle and Claudio Abbado to the performance of chamber music, so that listeners are offered a broad spectrum of stylistically differentiated approaches to interpretation.
The TimmQuartet’s Paris debut in February 2002 was also received with great enthusiasm, and in its review the music periodical Le Monde de la Musique awarded the concert its highest rating. The Quartet’s Japanese tour in 2002 was equally successful, and in 2004 it was invited back to both Paris and Japan. In 2003 the ensemble was heard for the first time at a major international festival, in Echternach (Luxembourg).