Founded in 1975 in Budapest, residencies at Colorado University and Aspen Festival, noted for its Bartók, Beethoven and Brahms cycles. Extensive award-winning discography.

Takács QuartetApr. 10, 2005

Edward Dusinberre - violin     Roger Tapping - viola
Károly Schranz - violin     Andrŕs Fejér - cello

Formed in 1975 when its founding members were students at Budapest’s Liszt Academy, the quartet received international acclaim two years later when it won First Prize and the Critics’ Prize at the International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France. Other prizes followed, and the Takács is now recognized as one of the world’s greatest string quartets, touring world-wide across the North American, European and Asian continents. Based in Boulder, Colorado, the quartet has held a residency at the University of Colorado since 1983 and is also resident quartet at the Aspen Festival. It has an extensive discography in which its volume 1 of the Beethoven cycle (middle quartets), released in 2002, figures prominently; it has won four awards, including a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Album 2002 and the Gramophone 2002 Chamber Music Recording of the Year. Beginning in 2005-2006, the Takács has been named Associate Artists of London’s South Bank Centre.

Fifth LMMC engagement.

Programme:

 HAYDN Quartet in C major, Opus 76 No. 3 (1797)
(Kaiserquartett)
 BORODIN Quartet No. 2 in D major (1882)
 BEETHOVEN Quartet in C major, Opus 59 No. 3 (1807)
(Razumovsky)