Veronika Jaruskova violin
Eva Karova violin
Pavel Nikl viola
Peter Jarusek cello
Pavel Haas Quartet performs the premiere of Jiri Gemrot Quintet for 2 violins, viola, cello and marimba at Koelner Philharmonie on 15 May 2014, with fellow BBT Artist Colin Currie. The work is commissioned by the quartet with support from BBT.
Since winning the Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in Spring 2005, the Pavel Haas Quartet has established itself as one of the great chamber ensembles of today, performing at the world’s most prestigious concert halls and recording five award-winning CDs. Based in Prague, the Quartet studied with Milan Skampa, the legendary violist of the Smetana Quartet, and continues to enjoy a close relationship with him. In 2013/14 the Quartet performs residencies at the Cologne Philharmonie, Birmingham Town Hall and the Prague Spring Festival, and will appear at the Zurich Tonhalle, the Auditorium du Louvre and Munich Herkulessaal. Last season’s highlights include performances in Rome Santa Cecilia, Rotterdam De Doelen and Schubertiade Festival. In October 2011 the Quartet was awarded Record of the Year at the Gramophone Awards for its recording of Dvořák’s String Quartets No.12 Americanand No.13. Their latest recording features Schubert’s String Quartet ‘Death and the Maiden’ and the Cello Quintet with Danjulo Ishizaka.
If we look to history, many artists needed support for realisation of their vision. Without support dreams would be hard to realise.We are very grateful that BBT continues in this historical line and gives us and many others this opportunity.