The Pavel Haas Quartet, which was shaped in Czechoslovakia in 2002, has lately signed with New York’s Kirshbaum Associates, who will symbolize the group in North America. The quartet is comprised of Veronika Jarůšková and Marek Zwiebel (violins), Luosha Fang (viola), and Peter Jarůšek (cello).
The Pavel Haas Quartet has often carried out internationally, acquired 5 Gramophone awards, and have been lately named in BBC Music Journal’s listing of the highest ten string quartets of all time.
They document completely for the Supraphon label, and in recent times have launched discs specializing in the music of composers akin to Shostakovich, Brahms, and Schubert. Moreover, their album releases have typically foregrounded the works of Czech composers akin to Smetana, Janáček, and Dvořák.
The group has lately introduced that in September 2022, they’ll begin a three-year time period as Artists-in-Residence on the Dvořák Prague Pageant. As a part of this function, they look ahead to performing not solely the whole Dvořák quartets, however all the composer’s different chamber works as properly.
“The way in which they lean into each observe is similar strategy I absorb my solo enjoying,” mentioned pianist Boris Giltburg, with whom the quartet lately recorded an album of works by Johannes Brahms.
“Fairly often you simply must discover a method into how a quartet works and shortly put one thing collectively. With them it’s totally different; I really feel very a lot a part of the group. They’re simply such heat and wonderful folks.”