|TALICH QUARTET||Oct. 25, 2020|
Jan Talich - violin Radim Sedmidubský - viola
Roman Patočka - violin Michal Kaňka - cello
For several decades, the Talich Quartet has been recognized internationally as one of Europe’s finest chamber ensembles, and as the embodiment of the great Czech musical tradition. The Quartet was founded in 1964 by Jan Talich, during his studies at the Prague Conservatory, and named for his uncle Vaclav Talich, the renowned chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic. During the 1990s, there was a gradual and complete change in personnel, rejuvenating the Quartet while continuing the tradition of its predecessors. Jan Talich, the current first violinist, is the son of the Quartet’s founder. Specializing in works by Czech composers, the Quartet has won several Grand Prix du Disque awards. The group is regularly invited to prestigious chamber music festivals such as the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, the Prague Spring Music Festival, Printemps des Arts in Monte Carlo, the Tibor Varga Festival of Music, and the International String Quartet Festival in Ottawa. It regularly visits such venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall. LMMC return engagement.