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 The Jerusalem Quartet, recognised as one of the most dynamic and exciting quartets
currently performing, continue to be both regular and popular visitors to major venues
throughout the world. This season, they will perform a total of five concerts in London’s
Wigmore Hall, and will also appear in Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Hamburg, Brussels, Paris,Munich, Zurich, Geneva and Grenoble. With a growing reputation in North America they
have appeared in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Washington. Last
summer saw them appearing at the Edinburgh, Rheingau and Passau Festivals and this
season they return to the Bath Mozart Festival. The quartet is in residence for Musica Viva Australia between 2006 and 2009; in November 2009 their 10-concert tour will include
Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. They also continue as quartet in residence at the
new auditorium in Valladolid, Spain.

 The quartet have an exclusive recording contract with Harmonia Mundi and in spring 2008
their latest recording, Schubert’s Death and the Maiden and Quartettsatz in C minor,
released in spring 2008 was quickly featured as Editor’s Choice in the July 2008 edition of
Gramophone Magazine. Their earlier recording of Dvorak’s American Quartet and the Piano
Quintet with pianist Stefan Vladar was released in 2006 and they made a substantial
European tour together with Stefan in November 2007 including a nine concert tour of
Holland. They have released two Shostakovich recordings (quartets 1, 4 and 9 released in
2005 and 6, 8 and 11 released in spring 2007), and a Haydn quartet CD released in spring
2004.

 Their 2007 Shostakovich release won the chamber category of the BBC Music Magazine
Awards for the best recordings of the year. The illustrious jury said of the disc that it was
'challenging, unpredictable Shostakovich which always convinces even when the approach is
new. The Jerusalem Quartet’s tonal range is daunting too'. Further awards include first prize
in the ‘most impressive performance by a (small) ensemble’ category of the Vereniging van
Schouwburgen en Concertgebouwdirecties Dutch Music Prize in November 2007. In 2003
the quartet was a recipient of the first Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and part of the first ever
BBC New Generation Artists scheme between 1999 and 2001.
This biography was most recently edited by...
Basskz - 26 Jul 2009
Basskz - 26 Jul 2009
Basskz - 26 Jul 2009
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