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.
In the 2015/16 season, the Quartet’s focus will be on Beethoven and Bartók, with recordings of both composers’ quartets to be released in fall and early winter, respectively. They returned to North America in October, 2015 and April, 2016 for concerts across the U.S. In January and February 2016, they presented a unique series in which they performed all six Bartók quartets and all six of Beethoven’s Op. 18 quartets over the course of four concerts in both Portland, Oregon and New York, NY. They also performed Bartók’s quartets in Hamburg, Madrid, London, and Tel Aviv, and collaborated with pianist/conductor Andras Schiff for performances in London, Jerusalem, and at the Verbier and Salzburg Festivals.
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.