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St. Petersburg String Quartet


The St. Petersburg String Quartet is one of the world's most esteemed chamber ensembles. Their rise to fame has included a Grammy nomination, “Best Record” honors in both Stereo Review and Gramophone, an opening night performance at Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center, a five-year residency at Oberlin Conservatory, and hundreds of concerts on many of N
orth America, Europe and Asia's most prestigious series and festivals. Hailed as a “Russian cultural treasure” by The New York Times, their recorded and live renditions of the Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky string quartet cycles are considered definitive by music critics here and abroad....Read More


"FABULOUS!!! They were wonderful! sounding as one. Heard rave reviews during the intermission and after. They received an instant standing ovation, not the kind where one or two stand and are later joined by . . . the rest. My husband claims they are the best string quartet he has ever heard, and he is quite the critic."
- Janet Moore, Utica Friends of Chamber Music

"The performance by the St. Petersburg String Quartet at the Austin Chamber Music Festival took place last night and was a huge success. CD sales went well too; half of their inventory that they brought was gone by the end of the evening."
- Ora Shay, Austin Chamber Music Center

"An impassioned performance of Shostakovich's Quartet No.9 by the St. Petersburg Quartet confirmed the group's heady reputation as premier interpreters of this 20th-century giant...unassailable technique and intonation, and, more importantly, [they] got the emotional temperature right...an astonishingly calibrated range of voicings and dynamics...The Russians delivered [Borodin's Quartet No.2] with sinew, luscious tonal blend and phrasing that surged with ardor...[The encore] was turned with breathtaking assurance and laugh-out-loud wit."
- Washington Post

"Extraordinary intensity and depth....They paid unswerving attention to the arching structures within movements, taking their time building the broad fugue of the Adagio into an overwhelming climax, making scorching work of the Scherzo..."
- Los Angeles Times....Read More


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