The Jerusalem Quartet will open our 2013-2014 season on Thursday, October 3rd! They performed for MTO in 2011, making their Toronto debut.
Founded back in 1993, they quickly became an award winning quartet. As early as 1996, they were awarded first prize by the Jerusalem Academy. In the years that have followed they have received several awards and many accolades including most recently being nominated for Gramophone Artist of the Year 2013. It is not hard to understand why once you have heard them play. If you haven’t had the pleasure of listening to the Jerusalem Quartet before, you can find some clips on their YouTube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/jerusalemquartet
This talented quartet features Alexander Pavlovsky (first violin), Sergei Bresler (second violin), Ori Kam (viola), and Kyril Ziotnikov (cello). Individually they are each accomplished soloists, having played with several internationally acclaimed orchestras. They have taught students around the world and recorded numerous CDs, individually and as a quartet. When you add to all of this the very busy world wide touring performance schedule of the quartet, you can only be amazed and wonder if they ever sleep!
You can read a bit more about the quartet and its members by visiting their website at http://www.jerusalem-quartet.com/index.php/about
Their program for October 3rd includes Mozart, Shostakovich, and Dvorak. Full details can be found here http://www.music-toronto.com/quartets/jerusalem.htm
Come and join us for an amazing opening night!