The quartet has gone on to tour extensively and has won several awards for its recordings. Their very first album (2006), featuring Leoš Janáček’s String Quartet No. Early on, Jarůšková sought the advice of violist Milan Škampa of the Smetana Quartet, and he remains a close mentor of the younger quartet. Performing at the world’s most prestigious concert halls and having won five Gramophone and numerous other awards for their recordings, the Quartet is firmly established as one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. The Sunday Times commented: “Their account of the ‘American’ Quartet belongs alongside the greatest performances on disc.” Further accolades include BBC Music Magazine Awards and the Diapason d’Or de l’Année in 2010 for their recording of Prokofiev String Quartets Nos 1 & 2. 97, B.  The Gramophone reviewer David Fanning described their playing as "streamlined but full-blooded". The Daily Telegraph named it CD of the Year. In this repertoire, they are simply matchless today. Pavel Haas Quartet Veronika Jarůšková, violin Marek Zwiebel, violin Jiří Kabát, viola Peter Jarůšek, violincello Biography The Pavel Haas Quartet has been called “the world’s most exciting string quartet” (Gramophone) and is revered across the globe for its richness of timbre, infectious passion and intuitive rapport.. October 2020, ← The history of knowledge and its enemies was best summed up by Heinrich Heine: “Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn human beings”, More Important Than That (David Papineau). "Whackiness, grotesque humour and a drum-kit: welcome to the world of Haas", Stearns, David Patrick. 135). The quartet has recorded exclusively for Supraphon since 2006, when its debut album, Janáček and Haas, won the "Newcomer of the Year" distinction in BBC Music Magazine and a Gramophone Award. Other important mentors include Walter Levin (founder of the LaSalle Quartet) and particularly the Smetana Quartet's viola player, Milan Škampa, who worked with the group over a period of many years. 56, was also selected by Gramophone as an "Editor's Choice" and was described by the reviewer David Gutman as "pitch perfect". His legacy includes three wonderful string quartets. The Sunday Times gave the album the highest possible rating: Their account of the American Quartet belongs alongside the greatest performances on disc. The Pavel Haas Quartet has been called “the world’s most exciting string quartet” (Gramophone) and is revered across the globe for its richness of timbre, infectious passion and intuitive rapport. 3 with Boris Giltburg and their former member, Pavel Nikl, they were awarded their fifth Gramophone Chamber Music Award in 2018. 2 in F major, Op. The quartet has also expanded its repertoire through collaborations with artists such as mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink, percussionist Colin Currie, and pianist Nicholas Angelich. Their latest recording of Shostakovich’s String Quartets Nos. The Pavel Haas Quartet was founded in 2002 by the violinist Veronika Jarůšková and the violist Pavel Nikl, who was a member of the ensemble until 2016, when he left due to family reasons. The Pavel Haas Quartet was founded in 2002 by the violinist Veronika Jarůšková and the violist Pavel Nikl, who was a member of the ensemble until 2016, when he left due to family reasons.  Their recording contract with Supraphon came from winning the Prague Spring Competition in May 2005, and has resulted in four CDs (see Recordings). Excellently recorded, these performances are among the most memorable I have encountered in recent years. For their latest disc of Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. The Pavel Haas Quartet records exclusively for Supraphon and their next recording of Shostakovich String Quartets Nos. The Haas Quartet has studied and worked with members of the Quartetto Italiano, Quatuor Mosaïques, Borodin Quartet, and the Amadeus Quartet. October 2020 | Updated: 20. Between 2007 and 2009, the Pavel Haas Quartet held the title of BBC New Generation Artist. 97 (SU 4195–2), that the ensemble recorded with excellent Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg and former member violist Pavel Nikl. Further tours will be to the U.S. and Canada as well as to Asia, where they will return to NCPA Beijing and give their debuts in Hong Kong and Singapore. These are just a few excited quotes from the reviews of the new Pavel Haas Quartet album Antonín Dvořák – Quintets, Op. They play Martinu’s 7th Quartet (starting at 2.15); Janáček’s ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ Quartet (at 27.30); and Dvořák’s String Quintet No.  From Japan they continued on to Australia with concerts in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Newcastle, Melbourne, and Hobart which featured the world premiere performances of Australian composer Paul Stanhope's String Quartet No. He said ‘It’s the most beautiful prison in the music world.'" been their founder member Pavel Nikl who so sadly had to leave the quartet for family reasons a few years ago. Jarůšková has said: "We know personally the daughter of Pavel Haas. Nikl resigned from the group in 2016 and was succeeded by Radim Sedmidubský. Nikl is a permanent guest of the group for quintet performances. The group got another early boost by winning First Place at the Premio Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in June 2005. Pavel Haas (21 June 1899 – 17 October 1944) was a Czech composer who was murdered … 59, No. Real Name: Pavel Haas Quartet. The Pavel Haas Quartet was formed in Prague in 2002. 13 in G major, Op. Gramophone wrote about that: Another Pavel Haas Quartet disc, another triumph. Pavel Haas Quartet makes its San Francisco debut.  Jarůšková has said, "I once asked Milan Škampa to teach me how to build a quartet, how to live the life of a quartet. For their latest disc of Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 1 in B minor, Op. The second album, completing the mapping of Leoš Janáček’s and Pavel Haas’s quartet works, garnered enormous acclaim too. The Quartet is based in Prague and studied with the late Milan Skampa, the legendary violist of the Smetana Quartet. "Pitch-perfect Prokofiev from the Pavel Haas Quartet", BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme, String Quartet in D minor, Op. After its formation Polák decided to leave because of incompatibility, so the two quartets ended up exchanging cellists, with Jarůškova's husband joining the Haas Quartet and Polák joining the Škampa Quartet.