The quartet was originally formed in 1972. The current quartet members are Jana Vonášková (violin), Vlastimil Holek, (violin), Josef Kluson, (viola), Michal Kanka, (cello). The quartet was formed by its original members when they were still students at the Prague Conservatory. Kluson is the only remaining founding member.
The most recent addition to the quartet is violinist Jana Vonášková, previously a member of the Smetana Piano Trio. Born in 1979 in the Czech Republic, she studied at the Prague Conservatory, gaining a scholarship to continue her studies at the Royal College of Music in London. After graduating in 2005, she returned to Prague to study at the Academy of Performing Arts.
The quartet has released over 60 recordings in the past 40 plus years including 30 award-winning ones with Praga/Harmonia Mundi.
Read more about the quartet on their website – http://prazakquartet.com/en/
Join us on March 2nd to hear the Prazak Quartet play Haydn, Bruckner, and Dvorak. http://music-toronto.com/quartets/prazak.htm