Javus Quartett Takes Dwelling Hans Gál Prize


Administered collectively by the Mainz Academy of Sciences and Literature and the Villa Musica Basis, the Hans Gál Prize was established in 2020 and carries a price of €10,000.

The 2022 version was given to the Austrian ensemble, the Javus Quartett. Fashioned in 2016 whereas all its members have been college students on the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Javus Quartett is comprised of Marie-Therese Schwöllinger and Alexandra Moser (violins), Anuschka Cidlinsky (viola), and Oscar Hagen (cello).

The group is especially influenced by Lukas Hagen, and they’re presently finding out with Johannes Meissl in Vienna.

The Javus Quartett acquired Second Prize on the 2017 Chamber Music Competitors C.R.D.M. in Udine, and the Viewers Prize on the Irene Steels Wilsing Competitors “Heidelberger Frühling” in 2020. Within the 2021/22 season the group made their debut at Vienna’s Musikverein.

The Gál Prize is known as after the composer, musicologist, and instructor Hans Gál (1890-1987), the previous director of the Mainz Conservatory, which later grew to become the Hochschule für Musik and the Peter Cornelius Conservatory. On the 2022 version, the jury was comprised of Academy members Claudia Eder and Peter Gülke, in addition to the inventive director of Villa Musica, Alexander Hülshoff.

The quartet is an “extraordinarily dynamic, completely rehearsed ensemble of three incredible strings and a younger cellist on an equal footing,” in accordance with members of the jury.

“Because of their research on the Mozarteum they mix the custom of the musical metropolis of Salzburg with all the pieces {that a} younger string quartet has to supply as we speak: good method of every particular person, blind understanding in interplay and most bandwidth in dynamics and timbres.”