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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
GRAMOPHONE "EDITOR’S CHOICE" FOR NEW DEBUSSY/FRANCK CD

Hyperion recording cover of Shostakovich String Quartets.In May 2016, Hyperion released the Takács Quartet’s CD of Franck’s Piano Quintet with pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin, and Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor. The recording was immediately acclained by Gramophone Magazine as “Editor’s Choice”.

Click here for complete Gramophone review (May 2016) »

Click here for The Strad review (June 2016) »

Click here for SF Gate/San Francisco Chronicle review (June 2016) »

Click here for BBC Music Magazine review (July 2016) »

Click here for complete recording information on Hyperion»

 

2016-2017: TAKÁCS BEETHOVEN CYCLES/NEW BOOK

2016-17 Takács Quartet, Beethoven CyclesDuring 2016-17 the Takács Quartet performs Beethoven cycles at important venues in the US and at London’s WIgmore Hall. For details see the links below:

Princeton University Concerts

University Musical Society, University of Michigan

CalPerformances, Berkeley

"BEETHOVEN FOR A LATER AGE – THE JOURNEY OF A STRING QUARTET"

'Beethoven for a Later Age' book coverThe Takács Quartet's first violinist, Edward Dusinberre, has written a book, "Beethoven for a Later Age - the Journey of a String Quartet". It was published in 2016 by Faber in the U.K. and by the University of Chicago Press in the U.S. to strong reviews.

Click here to view video of Ed discussing his book »

THE ECONOMIST – February 6, 2016
"'Mr Dusinberre is the lead violinist of the Takacs Quartet, one of the
world’s most highly regarded string ensembles, and he has written a fascinating book about the musical life of this group of players. Interwoven with that is the story of Beethoven’s 16 string quartets..."

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THE FINANCIAL TIMES – January 22, 2016
"All this is in Edward Dusinberre’s deceptively compact book. But his main theme lies elsewhere: at the tender age of 25, Dusinberre was hired fresh out of college to take over as first violin of the Takács Quartet, an international ensemble at the top of its game." – Richard Fairman

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THE TELEGRAPH – January 14, 2016
"In this brief but beguiling book, Edward Dusinberre ... takes us inside the complexity of [Beethoven's] masterpieces - elucidating the history of their creation and explaining, with the minimum of technicality, the challenges they pose to performers and audience .... The glimpse Dusinberre gives us of their working is fascinating ..." – Rupert Christiansen

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GRAMMY-NOMINATED TAKÁCS PERFORMS AT 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY SHOW

Hyperion recording cover of Shostakovich String Quartets.The Takács Quartet, nominated for a Grammy for their 2015 recording of the Shostakovich Piano Quintet with Marc-Andre Hamelin, and the Shostakovich String Quartet No. 2 on the Hyperion label, performed at the 58th Annual Grammy Show.

Watch their performance on Youtube »

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TAKÁCS QUARTET/GARRICK OHLSSON

Hyperion recording cover of Shostakovich String Quartets.The Takács toured with pianist Garrick Ohlsson in April, 2016, performing the Elgar Piano Quintet, including a concert at Carnegie Hall.  In December of 2017, they tour again with Mr. Ohlsson, performing the Brahms Piano Quintet.

 

 

 

TAKÁCS & MERYL STREEP PERFORM IN TORONTO

Hyperion recording cover of Shostakovich String Quartets.The Takács Quartet and Meryl Streep performed Philip Roth's "Everyman" program at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto in October, 2016. They performed this program with Miss Streep last season at Princeton, and in 2007, performed it with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman at Carnegie Hall.

Read the Toronto Star review »

 

TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET AWARDED THE WIGMORE HALL MEDAL

John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall, awarded the Takács String Quartet with the Wigmore Hall Medal on Saturday 10 May. The Medal, inaugurated in 2007, recognises major international artists and significant figures in the classical music world who have a strong association with the Hall.

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TAKÁCS INDUCTED INTO GRAMOPHONE HALL OF FAME

Takács Gramophone Hall of FameIn May, 2012, Gramophone Magazine announced that the Takács Quartet was the only string quartet to be inducted into its first Hall of Fame, along with such legendary artists as Jascha Heifetz, Leonard Bernstein and Dame Janet Baker.

 

 

TAKÁCS NAMED ASSOCIATE ARTISTS AT WIGMORE HALL

John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall, announced that from the 2012-13 season, the
Takács Quartet will be Associate Artists at the Hall.

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COMMANDER'S CROSS AWARD TO TAKÁCS FROM REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY

Takács QuartetThe Takács Quartet has been awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. The award, made by Hungarian President Lászl Slyom, was announced by H.E. Gyorgy Szapáry, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to the United States on March 15, Hungary's national holiday.

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TAKÁCS RECEIVES ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY AWARD

The Takács Quartet received the Royal Philharmonic Society Award in the Chamber Music & Song Category for their performances of Beethoven's complete string quartets in the United Kingdom during 2010.

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UC 2010 BFA FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The members of the quartet are honored to have received the University of Colorado’s 2010 Faculty Excellence Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work.