|Mathias Tacke, violin
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Mathias Tacke, violin, was the second violinist of the acclaimed Vermeer Quartet from 1992 until 2007 and prior to that a member of the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, one of the most important professional groups specializing in contemporary music. In this capacity he gave countless first performances, including works by most of today’s leading composers. With the Vermeer Quartet he gave performances in practically all of the most prestigious festivals, including Tanglewood, Taos, Ravinia, South Bank, Berlin, to name only a few. He appears internationally as a soloist and chamber player, performing a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque to music of our time and has made numerous recordings for such labels as Sony, ECM, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos and Cedille. Three of the Vermeer Quartet recordings were nominated for the Grammy Award. Mr. Tacke is Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Northern Illinois University and Guest Lecturer for String Chamber Music at Northwestern University.