Jerusalem String Quartet
The Jerusalem Quartet, hailed by The Strad as “one of the young, yet great quartets of our time,” has garnered international acclaim for its rare combination of passion and precision. The ensemble has won audiences the world over, both in concert and on their recordings for the Harmonia Mundi label.
They will begin the 2016/17 season with an extensive tour of Australia, followed by two visits to the United States, which include performances in Philadelphia, New York, Houston, Palm Beach, and Cleveland, among a total of 14 cities nationwide. Fall of 2016 will also see Harmonia Mundi’s release of the ensemble’s long-awaited recording of all six of Bartók’s string quartets.
The Jerusalem Quartet is a record three-time recipient of BBC Music Magazine’s Chamber Music Award, for their recordings of Mozart (2012), Haydn (2010), and Shostakovich (2007). The quartet’s recording of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden and Quartettsatz in C minor was featured as Editor’s Choice in the July 2008 edition of Gramophone, and was also awarded an ECHO Classic chamber music award in 2009. The Quartet records exclusively for Harmonia Mundi.
In 2003, they received the first Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, and were part of the first ever BBC New Generation Artists scheme between 1999 and 2001.
The Jerusalem Quartet formed while its members were students at the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and Dance. They quickly found a shared commitment to the music that has not only endured, but has propelled them to the highest level of performance.