Israeli string quartet, founded in 1993/94, recipient of Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. CDs on Harmonia Mundi label have won BBC Music Magazine, Diapason d’Or and ECHO Klassik awards.
Photo: Felix Broede

Alexander Pavlovsky - violin       Ori Kam - viola
Sergei Bresler - violin       Kyril Zlotniko - cello

“Passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend” – these are the terms in which the New York Times described the Jerusalem Quartet. With their founding in the 1993/1994 season and subsequent 1996 debut, these Israeli musicians embarked on a journey of growth and maturation that has resulted in a wide repertoire and a stunning depth of expression: a journey still motivated by the energy and curiosity with which the ensemble began. The Quartet records exclusively for Harmonia Mundi and its discs have been awarded numerous prizes. Their recording of Haydn’s String Quartets won the chamber category of the 2010 BBC Music Magazine Awards and the Diapason d’Or Arte, while their release of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden quartet received an ECHO Klassik Award in 2009 and was featured as Editor’s Choice in the July 2008 edition of Gramophone Magazine. In 2003 the Quartet was the recipient of the first Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. It was also part of the first ever BBC New Generation Artists scheme from 1999 to 2001. The ensemble’s most recent recording of the Schumann Piano Quartet with Alexander Melnikov, was nominated for the 2013 International Classical Music Awards. LMMC debut.


MOZART           String Quartet in G major, K. 387

(1756-1791)            Allegro vivace assai
                                Menuetto : Allegretto
                                Andante cantabile
                                Molto allegro

SMETANA         String Quartet No. 1 in E minor 'From my Life'

(1824-1884)            Allegro vivo appassionato
                                Allego moderato à la Polka
                                Largo sostenuto

SCHUBERT       Quartet in D minor, D. 810  'Death and the Maiden'
(1797-1828)            Allegro
                                Andante con moto
                                Scherzo: Allegro molto