|PAVEL HAAS QUARTET||Mar. 15, 2020|
Veronika Jarůšková - violin Jiří Kabát - viola
Marek Zwiebel - violin Peter Jarůšek - cello
with Boris Giltburg - piano
Since winning the Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in 2005, the Pavel Haas Quartet, formed in 2002, has established itself as one of the great chamber ensembles of today, performing in the world’s most prestigious concert halls and recording regularly on the Supraphon label. Several of these releases have won awards. In 2014 the Quartet notched up its third Gramophone Award, this one for its recordings of Schubert’s great Death and the Maiden Quartet and String Quintet. This won Record of the Year in the chamber music category. A previous recording, of Dvořák quartets, also won Gramophone’s Record of the Year award. “Their account of [Dvořák’s] American Quartet belongs alongside the greatest performances on disc. In this repertory they are simply matchless today,” wrote London’s Sunday Times. The Pavel Haas Quartet has held residencies at the Cologne Philharmonie, Birmingham Town Hall, the Prague Spring Festival, and Glasgow Royal Concert Halls. Based in Prague, the Quartet takes its name from the Czech composer who was imprisoned at Theresienstadt in 1941 and tragically died at Auschwitz three years later. LMMC return engagement.
Prize-winning Israeli pianist (2011 2nd place winner Arthur Rubinstein, 2013 winner Queen Elisabeth Competitions) joins the Quartet for the performance of Dvořák’s piano quintet Opus 81.