Czech quartet with exclusive Supraphon recording contract. 5 prize-winning CDs, including 3 Gramophone Awards. Performs in prestigious venues and has important residencies. LMMC debut.
Photo: Marco Borggreve2012
PAVEL HAAS QUARTETOct. 25, 2015

Veronika Jarůšková - violin       Pavel Nikl - viola
Marek Zwiebel - violin       Peter Jarůšek - cello


Since winning the Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in 2005, the Pavel Haas Quartet has established itself as one of the great chamber ensembles of today, performing in the world’s most prestigious concert halls and recording five award-winning CDs. Based in Prague, the Quartet studied with Milan Skampa, legendary violist of the Smetana Quartet, and continues to enjoy a close relationship with him. In August 2014, the Quartet notched up its third Gramophone Award, this one for its recording of Schubert’s great Death and the Maiden Quartet and String Quintet, which was named Record of the Year in the chamber music category. A previous recording of Dvořák quartets, also won Gramophone’s Record of the Year award. ‘The Pavel Haas Quartet’s account of the American Quartet belongs alongside the greatest performances on disc. In this repertory they are simply matchless today,’ wrote London’s Sunday Times. The Quartet has held residencies at the Cologne Philharmonie, Birmingham Town Hall, the Prague Spring Festival and Glasgow Royal Concert Halls. The Quartet takes its name from the Czech composer Pavel Haas (1899-1944), who was imprisoned at Theresienstadt in 1941 and tragically died at Auschwitz three years later. His legacy includes three string quartets. LMMC debut.

PROGRAMME:

MARTINŮ           String Quartet No. 3, H. 183
              
(1890-1959)                  Allegro
                                      Andante
                                      Vivo

PROKOFIEV      String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Opus 50

(1891-1953)                  Allegro
                                      Andante molto - Allegro
                                      Andante

BEETHOVEN     String Quartet in C minor, Opus 59 No. 2

(1770-1827)                  Allegro
                                      Molto adagio
                                      Allegretto
                                      Finale: Presto

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