Basom – the attention of music lovers. Bussum’s Tindalvilla performs the Zemlinsky Quartet special on the show on Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
became a Zemlinsky Quartet It was founded in 1994 when members were still students and was named after the Austrian composer, conductor and teacher Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942), whose enormous contribution to Czech, German and Jewish culture during his sixteen year stay in Prague was an understatement until recently. . His four string quartets (the second dedicated to his student and son-in-law Arnold Schoenberg) form part of the group’s primary repertoire. Since 2005, the Quartet has maintained a special relationship with the Alexander Zemlinsky Foundation in Vienna.
While studying at the Prague Conservatory and the Prague Academy of Dramatic Art, the group was trained by members of the famous Czech string quartet, including the Talic, Prague, Kocian and Pracak quartet. The band has also participated in several master classes, including ProQuartet in France and Sommerakademie in Reichenau (Austria) where they received the first prize for best interpretation of Janáček’s work. From 2005 to 2008, she studied the quartet with Walter Levine, the first violinist of the LaSalle Quartet. Their last mentor is Josef Klossoy, the violinist of the Brachak Quartet.
They have won numerous awards in the International Beethoven Competition (1999), New Talent Bratislava (2003), Martinů Foundation String Quartet Competition (2004), Czech Chamber Music Society Prize (2005) and Prague Spring International Music Competition (2005) among others. London International String Quartet Competition (2006). In the 2016/2017 season, the Zemlinsky Quartet was appointed as the residential group of the Czech Chamber Music Association. Zemlinsky Quartet delivers world class performance. Recent major shows include Wigmore Hall in London, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Library of Congress, Place des Arts in Montreal, Prague Spring Festival and their debut in New York for the Schneider/New School concert series.
Their extensive repertoire includes more than two hundred works, from Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Dvorak to works by contemporary composers. The band members also perform as soloists and individual prize winners in various competitions (Concertino Braga, International Weimar Sport Competition, Tribune of Young Artists UNESCO, Rotary Music Competition in Nuremberg, International Beethoven Competition, Kochian International Competition).
Between 2006 and 2011, the Zemlinski quartet was the quartet’s resident assistant at Musikakademie Basel in Switzerland. Teaching music is an important part of their careers, and during their tours, the quartet is often invited to give advanced lessons to students of all ages. They also give educational concerts for students. Recently, František Souček and Petr Holman were appointed as professors at the Prague Conservatory.
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