The Pavel Haas Quartet has been called “the world’s most exciting string quartet” (Gramophone) and is revered across the globe for its richness of timbre, infectious passion and intuitive rapport.
In the 2018/19 season the Quartet will perform three concerts at the Rudolfinum Hall in Prague as artist-in-residence of the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Music Society. They will return to the Edinburgh International, Schubertiade and East Neuk Festivals as well as to prestigious concert venues across Europe, the US and Canada.
The Pavel Haas Quartet record exclusively for Supraphon. For their latest release in autumn 2017 of Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No 2 and String Quintet No 3 with Boris Giltburg and their former member Pavel Nikl, they were awarded their fifth Gramophone Chamber Music Award. Diapason d’Or chose the disc as Album of the Month and commented: “It is difficult to overestimate their expressive intensity and opulent sound production… Robust or lyrical, rounded or trenchant, tenderly bucolic or tempestuous, the musicians embrace and revel in it all.”
The Pavel Haas 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.
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Late availability tickets are released for selected performances on Wed 19 Jun
Thurs 27 June, 4pm, Kilrenny Church | £17 / £13 / £5 | Approx. 70 mins
DVOŘÁK Quartet No 14 in A-flat, Op 105 | BEETHOVEN Quartet No 9 in C, Op 59 No 3
DVOŘÁK String Quintet in E-flat ‘American’, Op 97 | BRAHMS Piano Quintet in Fm, Op 34
Sat 29 June, 8pm, The Bowhouse | £25 / £18 / £5 | Approx. 105 mins with interval
Belcea String Quartet | Pavel Haas Quartet
HAYDN Quartet in G, Op 33 No 5 [BSQ] | SHOSTAKOVICH Quartet No 8 in Cm, Op 110 [PHQ] | MENDELSSOHN Octet in E-flat, Op 20
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Veronika Jarůšková violin
Marek Zwiebel violin
Jiří Kabát viola
Peter Jarůšek cello
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