Josef Suk Piano Quartet

The Josef Suk Piano Quartet has performed on many important world stages since its inception, including the “Prague Spring” festival in 2016, as well as at concerts in Italy, Austria, Spain, Slovakia, Germany, France and Japan. The ensemble was founded by violinist Radim Kresta in 2007, originally composed of a piano trio. In this cast, the ensemble achieved a number of awards at international competitions, such as J. Brahms Wettbewerb 2007 – 1st prize, Premio Rovere d’Oro 2008 – 1st prize and Val Tidone Music Competitions 2010 – 1st prize. Since the second half of 2012, the ensemble has been playing the piano quartet. In this form he won the international competitions Concorso Salieri-Zinetti 2013 in Verona – 1st prize and in one of the most prestigious in this field “ACM Premio Trio di Trieste” in 2013 – 1st prize. The ensemble is also the winner of the “Czech Chamber Music Association Award” to the best chamber ensemble in 2014. The ensemble was nominated twice in a row (in 2019 and 2020) for the prestigious “Classic Prague Awards” in the “Chamber Performance of the Year” category. In 2014 and 2015, the quartet recorded two CDs for Italian publishing houses with music by J. Brahms, G. Mahler and G. Fauré, and in 2017 their new Czech CD with Supraphon with music by Josef Suk and Antonín. This CD was awarded “Disc of the week on BBC radio 3 (2017) and” Recordings of the Year “on MusicWeb International (2018) .In the 2019-2020 season, the Josef Suk Piano Quartet was a resident ensemble of the Czech Chamber Music Association The quartet is named after the violinist Josef Suk (1929-2011), one of the greatest personalities of the violin generation of the 20th century, the grandson of the composer Josef Suk and the great-grandson of Antonín Dvořák. dedicated to him by important contemporary composers such as Michal Müller, Jean-Luc Darbelay, Max E. Keller, Matteo d’Amico, Jiří Gemrot or Marta Jiráčková. The ensemble also performs at its concerts as a piano or string trio (under the name Josef Suk Trio).

Josef Suk Piano Quartet:

Radim Kresta – violin

Eva Krestová – viola

Lukáš Polák – cello

Veronika Böhmová – klavír

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