Czech Classics

Zemlinsky Quartet as one of the leading Czech chamber ensembles is proud to present the most precious jewels from the rich Czech chamber music treasure. Wide selection of string quartets gives the opportunity to select a balanced program of world famous, but also less known Czech works.

Program 1
L. Janáček: String Quartet from Youth
B. Smetana: String Quartet E minor From my life
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A. Dvořák: String Quartet G major Op. 106

Program 2
L. Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 Kreutzer Sonata
J. Suk: String Quartet No. 1 B flat major Op. 11
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A. Dvořák: String Quartet F major Op. 96 American

Czech Classics and Contemporary

Contemporary pieces belong to the repertoire of the Zemlinsky Quartet; the ensemble premiered many works by important Czech composers as J. Gemrot or K. Mařatka. In 2015, new Janáček piece for string quartet was created, when K. Mařatka transcribed Janáček´s wind sextet for the Zemlinsky Quartet.

Program 1
B. Martinů: String Quartet No. 3
L. Janáček: String Quartet from Youth
J. Gemrot (*1957): String Quartet No. 3
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A. Dvořák: String Quartet A flat major Op. 105

Program 2
B. Martinů: Serenata II for Two Violins and Viola
L. Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 Kreutzer Sonata
K. Mařatka (*1972): Clarinet Quintet
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A. Dvořák: String Quartet E flat major Op. 51

Celebrating anniversaries

The Zemlinsky Quartet would like to pay tribute to the composers that celebrate their anniversary in 2018 or 2019. Programs that contain only pieces by the jubilees, present lovely combination of well known and less played pieces that show the beauty and infinite variability of the string quartet music.

Program 1
F. Mendelssohn: String Quartet E flat major Op. 12
L. Janáček: String Quartet from Youth
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F. Schubert: String Quartet Death and the Maiden

Program 2
F. X. Richter: String Quartet C major Op. 5/1
J. Turina: Oracion del torero
J. Haydn: String Quartet G minor op. 74/3 Rider
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L. Janáček: String Quartet No. 2 Intimate Letters



…and other program to discuss.

Zemlinsky Quartet also offers to perform quintets with local artists (viola, cello, clarinet, piano), master classes and concerts for students at local schools.