world WORLDWIDE REPRESENTATION

Weinberg Quartet

“The performance given by the Weinberg Quartet was serene, poignant and intense. The music grabbed you by the throat and that feeling remained with you throughout the performance.”

Introduction

“A string quartet that has been making music at the pinnacle of string playing for more than 20 years.”

 

The history of the Weinberg Quartet actually stems from 2001, when four talented young students studying with Galina Soboleva at the string faculty of the Tchaikovsky Academic Music College at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory came together as the Rusquartet. The quartet received intensive coaching from Dmitry Shebalin (violist of the Borodin Quartet). In 2007, Henk Guittart (violist of the Schoenberg Quartet) became one of the quartet’s permanent mentors. During their formative years, the quartet attended master classes given by leading performers such as Valentin Berlinsky (Borodin Quartet), Mikhail Kopelman (Borodin Quartet, Kopelman Quartet), Gerhard Schultz (Alban Berg Quartet), Joel Smirnoff (Juilliard Quartet), Philip Setzer (Emerson Quartet), Don Weilerstein (Cleveland Quartet) and Gabor Takacs (Takacs Quartet).

The quartet was invited for residencies at the Banff Centre (Canada), Villecroze Academy (France), Stanford University (USA) and McGill University (Montreal).
The wealth and diversity of the quartet’s repertoire has always compelled its audiences to take a different look at the traditional string quartet repertoire. In addition to the classical repertoire (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Bartok, Schoenberg), they have presented many new and unusual compositions to the public.

In 2023, the quartet was honoured to receive the approval of the heirs of the renowned composer Mieczyslav Weinberg to bear the name Weinberg Quartet.

 

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