The Zemlinsky String Quartet – in concert – Jagdsaal Schwetzingen – March 8, 2011 – SWRS-Radio/RNE Clasica –
Over to Schwetzingen by way of Madrid this weekend for a concert featuring the Zemlinsky String Quartet given on March 8, 2011 and originally broadcast by SWRS Radio and relayed over to Radio Nacional España in Madrid.
The concert opens with a performance of the Haydn opus 76 Number 3 Quartet – followed by the Opus 19 Number 3 Quartet by Alexander Zemlinsky. It’s followed by Dvorak’s Quartet Number 13 opus 106 and ends with a performance of the Josef Suk Barcarola in B major, from the String quartet in D minor.
A word or two about the Zemlinsky’s from their website:
Founded in 1994 while the members were still students, the ZEMLINSKY QUARTET has become a much lauded example of the Czech string quartet tradition. The Zemlinsky Quartet won the First Grand Prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in 2010. They have also been awarded top prizes at the Banff International String Quartet Competition (2007), Prague Spring International Music Competition (2005) and London International String Quartet Competition (2006), where they also received the Audience Prize. The Quartet was recipient of the
Alexander Zemlinsky Advancement Award in 2008. Other notable prizes include Beethoven International Competition (1999), New Talent Bratislava (2003), Martinů Foundation String Quartet Competition (2004), and the Prize of Czech Chamber Music Society (2005). In the season 2016/17, Zemlinsky Quartet was appointed as the residential ensemble of the Czech Chamber Music Society.
While students at the Prague Conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts Prague, the ensemble was coached by members of renowned Czech string quartets including the Talich, Prague, Kocian and Pražák Quartets. The ensemble also took part in several master classes including ProQuartet, in France and Sommerakademie in Reichenau, Austria where they were awarded First Prize for the best interpretation of a work by Janáček. From 2005 to 2008, the quartet studied
with Walter Levin, the first violinist of LaSalle Quartet. Their recent mentor has been Josef Klusoň, the violist of the Pražák Quartet.
Enjoy the show.
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