6TH MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION, 2011
Having won the top prize at the 2011 iteration of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the Amaryllis Quartett have since continued to perform at venues throughout the world. Amongst many other places, they have held concerts in Zurich, Tokyo, and Florence since winning the competition.
The Amaryllis Quartett have also released many albums since their triumph at the 6th MICMC. These include: Red (2013), a series of string quartets by Beethoven and Berg, Blue (2015), which features works by Debussy, Yang, and Ravel, and Yellow (2016), a collaboration with soprano Katharina Persicke that includes string quartets by Mozart and Schoenberg.
The group has gone through a few member changes since 2011. In 2016, violist Lena Eckles left the group to be replaced by Tomoko Arasaka. However, after 3 years, Arasaka herself left the quartet for a professorship and was followed on by Mareike Hefti at the beginning of 2020. In March of 2021, the Amaryllis Quartett released yet another album, Light and Shade, including works by David Philip Hefti in conjunction with mezzo-soprano Maria Riccarda Wesseling and basset clarinet Bernhard Röthlisberger.