NOTOS PIANO QUARTET
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2022 at 3 PM
“The Notos Quartet is a fantastic ensemble!”
Since its foundation in 2007 the Notos Quartet has won six ﬁrst prizes as well as numerous special prizes at international competitions in England, Holland, Italy and China. Then, in 2017 the quartet was designated the ECHO Klassik “Newcomer of the Year”, a prestigious prize given to chamber music groups only very rarely.
The Quartet’s mission is to not only perform the well-known masterpieces, but also to reveal forgotten treasures as well as to champion new compositions for the unique genre of the piano quartet. This is evident on the ensemble’s debut album “Hungarian Treasures” released by Sony Classical/RCA in February of 2017. It includes the world premiere recording of Béla Bartók’s piano quartet, a rediscovery for which the Notos has received critical acclaim.
Worldwide interest in the Notos Quartet and its extraordinary concert programs is evident from the numerous international broadcasts of concerts, interviews and profiles – including all the major German radio and TV stations, the BBC, France Musique, Radio4 Holland, P2 Sweden and radio and TV stations in Japan and Vietnam.
In addition to appearances at major festivals and leading concert halls throughout Europe such as Wigmore Hall, the Philharmonie Berlin, Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, BOZAR Brussels and Teatro la Fenice Venice, the Notos Quartet regularly tours such farflung locations as Russia, Japan, Australia, South Africa and Southeast Asia, where the players not only give recitals but also seek to promote the careers of young musicians, which they regard as an important part of their work.