Just arrived ...!!! Fresh and hot, like from the oven... !!! :)))
Look for it in CD stores from the beginning of May...
The recent Schumann recording of the Jerusalem Quartet with Alexander Melnikov has been nominated for the 2013 International Classical Music Awards!
The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards ICMA has nominated 275 CD and DVD productions for its 2013 edition.
The Quartet will tour Switzerland, France and the UK for two weeks. We will visit Dijon, Basel, Paris, Bath and London. The tour will end at the Southbank Center, with Schubert's amazing string quintet with Gary Hoffman.
More information on our calendar page.
The tour will include appearances in new venues in Providence (RI), Markham (ON), New Orleans and Pittsburgh and return to Cleveland, Ann Arbor, Houston, Ashland (OR) and Denver. The quartet will tackle a wide array of repertoire from Mozart to Brahms and Bartok, as well as begin a Shostakovich Quartet cycle in Houston with quartets 1-6.
More information and links to ticket purchase on our calendar page.
In Preparation for the Jerusalem Quartet's cycle of the Complete Shostakovich Quartets, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has launched an extraordinary website about these 15 marvelous compositions. The site includes historical, biographical, and musical information for audiences and anyone who might be interested.
In the upcoming season, the quartet will return to some of our favorite venues such as the Herkulessaal in Munich, Wigmore Hall in London, Theatre Champs-Elysees in Paris, and Alice Tully Hall in New York. We will also visit some new places like New Orleans, Portland, Pittsburgh, Taipei, and Hong Kong. In addition to our normal programs, we will be performing the full cycle of Shostakovich's string quartets starting in Houston in October and continuing in Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Portland Oregon, New York and Madrid.
Visit our calendar page to find one of our concerts near you.
in the winter, we will release our next recording with Harmonia Mundi of Brahms' 2nd String Quartet and the Clarinet Quintet with Sharon Kam.
We are looking forward to seeing you at one of our concerts in the upcoming season,
The Jerusalem Quartet
The quartet has decided to join forces with the legendary Sonia Simmenauer in Berlin, who as of July 1st will take over as the quartet's general management. We are all very excited about this development, and are looking forward to this new collaboration.
Following is the press release by Impresariat Simmenauer:
A few weeks ago, we had to announce – with a heavy heart – the retirement of the Tokyo String Quartet in summer 2013 after an international career spanning over 40 years. Today, we are all the more delighted to announce that we are taking over, with immediate effect, the general management of the Jerusalem Quartet.
The Jerusalem Quartet is an internationally renowned ensemble that performs regularly on all important stages of the world. The quartet's recordings have received critical acclaim, and its most recent release, featuring Schumann's Piano Quartet and Piano Quintet with pianist Alexander Melnikov, has similarly been given rave reviews.
In the next two seasons, the Jerusalem Quartet will be on tour with a complete Shostakovich cycle. The quartet will also be performing a Brahms cycle with all three quartets, as well as the quintets for viola, clarinet and piano.
Detailed programs can be found on our website:
Jerusalem Quartet received a "Golden Label Award" for the best Chamber Music Concert (season 2011/12) attributed by Klassiek Centraal.
It was Serge Daelemans of Harmonia Mundi who came to pick up the prize during the ceremony which took place at the "Provinciehuis" (Governor's House) in Antwerp on June 23, 2012.
Starting in October 2012, the Jerusalem Quartet will perform several complete cycles of Shostakovich's string quartets. 15 in total, they span the composer's life and encompass his compositional ad philosophical ideas. The cycles will take place in several US cities including New York (Alice Tully Hall), Portland Oregon and Houston; as well as in Key European cities such as London, Madrid, Bilbao and Brussels.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, which will host the New York cycle, has produced a short video introducing the cycle:
Composers have often turned to the string quartet as the vehicle for their most intimate utterances. Other than Beethoven, no composer has put so much of himself into his quartets as Dmitri Shostakovich. Written over the course of his career, Shostakovich’s 15 string quartets serve as both biography and reflections on life behind the iron curtain. Bringing a unique perspective and searing intensity, the fiery Jerusalem Quartet performs the complete cycle in four concerts.
The 2012 BBC Music Magazine Awards took place on April 12 at London's Kings Place.
The Jerusalem Quartet were awarded in the chamber category for their recording of Mozart's String Quartets for Harmonia Mundi. Praising the disc, Helen Wallace commented: "I defy anyone not to find something new in these scintillating performances." The quartet were previously awarded a BBC prizes in 2010 for their second volume of Haydn's String Quartets and 2008 for their Shostakovich album.
We are so thrilled and honored to announce that the Jerusalem Quartet once again has been nominated for the BBC Music Magazine Award 2012 !!! It is our THIRD time nomination !!!
Eric Levi welcomes Jerusalem Quartet's revisionist early Mozart
Mozart scholars tend to regard the majority of the composers's earliest quartets as of a little consequence. Not so the Jeusalem Quartet, who open this captivating release with a beautifully sculpted C major, K157. Observing every repeat in this three-movement work might seem counterproductive, inflating the musical argument beyond its modest proportions.
The Jerusalem Quartet have won a second BBC Music Magazine chamber award, this time for the second volume of their latest recording of Haydn's String Quartets for Harmonia Mundi. BBC Music Magazine described the recording as "an absolute triumph. Miraculously honed intonation and perfect ensemble is matched throughout by an innate understanding of Haydn's mercurial and immensely varied musical language.
Erik Levi applauds the Jerusalem Quartet's latest recital
The Jerusalem Quartet's latest recording of Haydn Quartets is an absolute triumph. Their playing has everything you could possibly wish for. Miraculously honed intonation and perfect ensemble is matched troughout by an innate understanding of Haydn's mercurial and immensely varied musical language.
Jerusalem Quartet wins ECHO Classic Award 2009 in the category "Best chamber music recording of the year (19th century, strings)"