Apollon Musagète Quartett
Pawel Zalejski – violin
Bartosz Zachlod – violin
Piotr Szumiel – viola
Piotr Skweres – cello
Apollon Musagete Quartet was formed in 2006 in Vienna and only two years later won the First Prize and three Spiecial Prizes at the famous ARD Competition in Munich. I Prize at V. Rimbotti String Quartet Competition in Florence, Special Prize at J.Haydn Competition in Vienna, Bela Bartok and Ignaz Pleyel Awards at the 17th International Summer Academy Prag-Wien-Budapest as well as a scholarship from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and many other prizes showing the dynamic developing of that young group.
AMQ was honoured to play in Konzerthaus in Vienna, Hofburg in Vienna, Villa Reale in Mailand, Galleria dell’Accademia in Florenz, Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, and to be quest at such festivals like Orlando Festival in Holland, RNCM Chamber Music Festival in Manchester, Musiksommer Leipzig International,Wiener Stadtfest, Internationales Musikfest Goslar-Harz and Weinklang Festival in Austria where the ensemble was playing with Hagai Shaham, Josef Niederhammer, Ester Haffner and Artis Quartet. The concerts of AMQ were broadcasted by the most important radio stations in Germany and Austria.
AMQ was inspired by members of the Alban Berg Quartet and as a member of ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy) of Hatto Beyerle as well as Johannes Meissl, who has been tutoring the group since its establishment. Masterclasses with Anner Bylsma (L'Archibudelli), Giuliano Carmignola, Erich Hörbarth (Quatuor Mosaique, Concentus Musicus Wien), Milan Skampa (Smetana Quartet), Ferenz Rados, Josef Kluson (Prazak Quartet) and many other world-famous musicians have added to the group's expertise.
AMQ was participating in the essencial mastercourse of the famous Emerson String Quartet held every 2 years for selected three Quartets in New York in June 2008.
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