Israeli string quartet, founded in 1993/94, recipient of Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. CDs on Harmonia Mundi label have won Diapason d’or and ECHO Klassik awards.

Alexander Pavlovsky - violin     Ori Kam - viola
Sergei Bresler - violin     Kyril Zlotniko - cello

“Passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend” – these are the terms in which the New York Times described the Jerusalem Quartet. With their founding in the 1993/1994 season and subsequent 1996 debut, these Israeli musicians embarked on a journey of growth and maturation that has resulted in a wide repertoire and a stunning depth of expression: a journey still motivated by the energy and curiosity with which the ensemble began and has by now been experienced on five continents.The Quartet records exclusively for Harmonia Mundi and its discs have been awarded numerous prizes. Their recording of Haydn’s String Quartets won the chamber category of the 2010 BBC Music Magazine Awards and the Diapason d’or Arte, while their release of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden Quartet received an ECHO Klassik Award in 2009 and was featured as Editor’s Choice in the July 2008 edition of Gramophone Magazine. In 2003 the Quartet was the recipient of the first Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. It was also part of the first-ever BBC New Generation Artists scheme from 1999 to 2001. The ensemble’s recording of the Schumann Piano Quartet with Alexander Melnikov was nominated for the 2013 International Classical Music Awards. Its most recent recordings are of Beethoven’s six Opus 18 quartets and Bartok’s quartets Nos. 2, 4 and 6 (Nos. 1, 3 and 5 will follow). 2nd LMMC engagement.


MOZART                      String Quartet in B flat major, K. 358
(1756-1791)                       ' Hunt ' (1784)
Allegro vivace assai
                                             Menuetto: Moderato
                                             Allegro assai

BEETHOVEN               String Quartet in F major, Opus 135 (1826)
(1770-1827)                         Allegretto
                                             Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo
                                             Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß:
                                             Grave (Muß es sein?) -
                                             Allegro (Es muß sein!) -
                                             Grave, ma non troppo tratto - Allegro

SHOSTAKOVICH    String Quartet in A major, Opus 68 (1944)

(1906-1975)                         Overture: Moderato con moto
                                             Recitative et Romance: Adagio
                                             Valse: Allegro
                                             Thème et Variations