Eugenia Alikhanova, 1st violin; Galina Kokhanovskaia, 2nd violin; Tatiana Kokhanovskaia, viola; Olga Ogranovitch, cello
contrasts, masterly articulation, ...." The
"Such tone, such phrasing, all played with the highest virtuosity and reverence to the music!" Sofia Gubaidulina
"Superb! " Ottawa Sun
Alfred Schnittke as "an
extraordinary ensemble that distinguishes itself with refined musical style,
an unusually beautiful sound and palette of colors, and a tremendous artistic
temperament", the members of the Moscow String Quartet (from
the beginning an all-women ensemble and the only quartet that was given this
earned a place among the most distinguished artists of our times. All
graduates of the Moscow Conservatory and Gnessin
Musical Institute (
The Moscow String Quartet
gained international acclaim after winning the 1978 Leo Weiner International
Quartet Competition in
Since then, the Moscow
String Quartet has played to consistent critical acclaim in the major concert
halls in Upcoming engagements include
performances at Lincoln Center, the Freer Collection of the Smithsonian and at the Concertgebouw..
Upcoming engagements include performances at Lincoln Center, the Freer Collection of the Smithsonian and at the Concertgebouw..
The Moscow String Quartet has recorded for MCA, Fine Arts Records, Russian Disk, Channel Classics and Melodiya, including works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Schnittke, Denisov, and Glinka.
"The Moscow String Quartet, performing strong and with total conviction, had reached at least another planet by the time it got to the melody in harmonics at the close, having come from an earthbound unison" (a Gubaidulina celebration) The NY Times
"... a technical ease that seemed to allow an almost spiritual
insight... truly a memorable performance!
a repertoire from Haydn to Schnittke...Life gushes
forth pure and tremulous, filled with lyrical breath... messengers of poetry
and transparency." Revue
"... balanced musicianship, homogeneity of sound, and a rich
palette of tonal colors. Aachener
again: virtuosity and poetic qualities as well as a specific musicality
tinged with a hint of profound nostalgia."
"It was a concert performance that had it all -- superb playing, a brilliant program and a real sense of physical drama.... Superb! " Ottawa Sun
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