RPS LogoEdward Dusinberre is the winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Creative Communication, 'for a compelling and imaginative vehicle which furthered the understanding of classical music in any medium (written or spoken word, video, audio, digital, online) made publicly available in the UK for the first time during 2016'. The award is in recognition of his recent book Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet. 

The annual RPS Music Awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. Awards, in thirteen categories, are decided by independent panels consisting of some of the music industry's most distinguished practitioners. The awards honor musicians, composers, writers, broadcasters and inspirational arts organizations. This year's RPS Music Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in 2016.



Garrick Ohlsson
Photo by Kacper Pempel

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. 

Meryl Streep
Photo by Bridgitte LaCombe

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.

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Takács Quartet inducted into 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.

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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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.

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 byGramophone Magazine as “Editor’s Choice”.

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

Click here for The Strad review (June 2016) ›

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

Click here for complete Gramophone review (May 2016) ›

Click here for complete recording information on Hyperion ›


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