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Zemlinsky String Quartet

Performed November 8, 2015

Zemlinsky String Quartet

November 8, 2015

Since its founding in 1994, the ZEMLINSKY QUARTET has become a much lauded example of the Czech string quartet tradition. Most recently, the quartet has won the 1st Grand Prize in the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition (2010). It also enjoyed a string of top prizes in the Banff International String Quartet Competition (2007), Prague Spring International Music Competition (2005) and London International String Quartet Competition (2006), where it was also awarded the Audience Prize. They have been the recipient of the Alexander Zemlinsky Advancement Award, marking only the fourth time the prize has been awarded by the board of the Alexander Zemlinsky Foundation that includes Christoph von Dohnányi and James Levine. 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).

Program

MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op.12

KRENEK String Quartet No.7, Op.96

—Intermission—

JANACEK String Quartet No.2 “Intimate Letters”

Program Notes

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Venue

Temple Beth-El
Address: 211 Belknap Place
Time: 3:15 PM

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