Pavel Haas Quartet wins Gramophone Recording of the Year

Musica Viva congratulates the Pavel Haas Quartet, winners of ‘Recording of the Year’ in the 2011 Gramophone Awards. The Pavel Haas Quartet toured Australia for Musica Viva in 2010 to great acclaim.

Gramophone magazine said in a statement, “The Pavel Haas Quartet have been named winners of the prestigious Recording of the Year, for their recording of Dvorák Quartets Nos 12 (American) and 13, released on the Supraphon label. ‘You sense musicians enjoying themselves on home territory, and as such they’re superb ambassadors for the very best in Czech chamber music today,’ said Gramophone editor-in-chief, James Jolly.”

The award marks a remarkable rise to international prominence for the quartet since they first emerged as winners of the 2005 Borciani Competition. They are now established performers in the world’s greatest concert halls and are consistently praised by audiences and critics for the remarkable excitement and depth of musicality that they bring to a wide range of repertoire.

Last year the Quartet appeared on the cover of Gramophone magazine under the headline “The world’s most exciting string quartet?” The Times replied saying “Well, they suit the tagline better than most. Their tone is large, quasi-orchestral. They take risks. Above all, they play with passion.”

We look forward to many more successes for this captivating young group.

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