|PAVEL HAAS QUARTET||Oct. 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.
MARTINŮ String Quartet No. 3, H. 183
PROKOFIEV String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Opus 50
Andante molto - Allegro
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C minor, Opus 59 No. 2