Meet The Artists - Pavel Haas Quartet

Pavel Haas Quartet

Veronika Jarůšková housle / violin
Marek Zwiebel housle / violin
Radim Sedmidubský viola / viola
Peter Jarůšek violoncello / cello

The Quartet take their name from the Czech composer Pavel Haas (1899-1944) who was imprisoned at Theresienstadt in 1941 and tragically died at Auschwitz three years later. His legacy includes three wonderful string quartets.

The Pavel Haas Quartet have been called “the world’s most exciting string quartet” (Gramophone). Since winning the Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in Spring 2005, they have established themselves as one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles, performing at the world’s most prestigious concert halls and recording six awardwinning CDs. Based in Prague, the quartet studied with Milan Skampa, the legendary violist of the Smetana Quartet, and still enjoy a close relationship with him.
The Pavel Haas Quartet record exclusively for Supraphon, and their most recent recording of Smetana’s String Quartets Nos 1 & 2 was awarded Best Chamber Music Recording at both the 2016 BBC Music Magazine Awards and the 2015 Gramophone Awards.

Photo Credit: Marco Borggreve

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