Josef Suk Piano Quartet

Program

Gustav Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor – one movement

Josef Suk Piano Quartet in A minor Op. 1

Johannes Brahms Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor Op. 60

 

Josef Suk Piano Quartet

The ensemble was founded by violinist Radim Kresta in 2007, initially as the Taras Piano Trio. Under this name the ensemble won prizes at a number of international competitions: 1st Prize at the Johannes Brahms Wettbewerb 2007; 1st Prize at the Premio Rovere d’Oro 2008; or, 1st Prize at the Val Tidone Music Competitions 2010. From late 2012 they played as Ensemble Taras as a piano quartet. In 2013, the ensemble achieved outstanding success winning two 1st Prizes at international competitions: in May 2013 at the Concorso Salieri-Zinetti in Verona, and in September 2013 at one of the most prestigious competitions, ACM Premio Trio di Trieste. The quartet also became the holders of the prominent prize of the Czech Society for Chamber Music as the Czech Chamber Ensemble of the Year 2014. Thanks to these successes the ensemble were given unique opportunities of performing on prestigious stages and of recording their début CD and DVD for Limen Music and Arts Milan, with the music of Gabriel Fauré (Piano Quartet Op. 15) and Johannes Brahms (Piano Quartet Op. 60), and another CD for the Azzura Music Label, with the music of Gustav Mahler and Brahms (Piano Quartet Op. 25). The ensemble has been performing under their new name of the Josef Suk Piano Quartet since 2014. In 2017 the quartet has recorded a CD under the label of Supraphon with a music of Josef Suk and Antonín Dvořák. Right after the recording was released it was very well critically acclaimed (The Guardian, Gramophone, MusicWeb International and others).

Mozart’s Prague 1955