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It was only after trying out together the different chamber formations, among them (since the summer of 2002) the quartet medium, that Antje Weithaas, Daniel Sepec, Tabea Zimmermann and Jean-Guihen founded the Arcanto Quartett. This group comprising four musicians who first made their name as soloists, immediately attracted considerable attetion: beyond their love of music ans their mutual friendship, they share the pleasure of measuring themselves against ths rigourous standards of the string quartet repertoire.
Their first concert, at Stuttgart in june 2004, met with great success. in the course of the following seasons, the quartett appared at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Leife Ove Andsnes's chamber music festival in Risor, the Wigmore Hall in London or the Amsterdam Concertgebouw . In 2006 and 2007 they could be heard at the Cologne Philarmonie, the Vienna Konzerthaus but also on their first tour of Japan in november 2006.

Antje Weithaas
studied the violin with Wemer Scholtz in Berlin, before embarking on a career that has taken her throughout Europe as well as to Japan, Singapore and South Africa. In addition to th great classics, her repertoire includes rare gems by composers like Korngold, Hartmann and Scloeck. Antje Weithaas has thaught at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin since 2004.

A pupil of Dieter Vorholz and Gerhard Schulz, Daniel Sepec was appointed leader of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie of Bremen in 1993. Fascinated by the rich heritage of Baroque music, he also appear regulary as leader of the Baltasar Neumann Ensemble under Thomas Hengelbrock.

Tabea Zimmermann received her musical training from Ulrich Koch and Sandor Végh. She devotes a considerable portion of he activity ti contemporary music, having given the premiere of the Sonanta for solo viola that Ligeti dedicated to her (1994) and of works by Sally Beamish, Wolfgang Rihm and Heinz Holliger, among others. Tabea Zimmermann has played in the world's foremost concert halls. Since 2002 she has taught at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin

After studying in Lyon, Freiburg and the Mannes College in New York, Jean-Guihen Queyras became a soloist in the Ensemble Interc Contemporain in Paris, under the direction of Pierre Boulez. The repertoire and performance technique of the Baroque repertoire era as familiar to him as contemporary music. This double experience enables him to bring a fresh eye to the standard classics. He is a professor at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg.