The Martinu Quartet
The Martinu Quartet came into existence in 1976. The members of this quartet studied at Prague Conservatory under Viktor Moucka, and at the Academy of Performing Arts under Antonin Kohout. They participated in a number of courses led by members of internationally important quartets, and won awards in several international competitions, for example in Prague Spring Festival, Portsmouth (Great Britain), ARD Munich, Evian (France). The quartet gives concerts regularly both at home and abroad (Europe, USA), organizes regular tours (Holland, Spain), takes part in international festivals (Prague Spring, Arjeplog, Sweden; Orlando Festival, Holland; Bath in England, and others) and they collaborate with radio and television. Their repertory includes compositions of the world quartet literature, focusing mainly on Bohuslav Martinu's works. Many compositions as performed by the Martinu Quartet have been recorded on CDs.