Korngold Quartet
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KRISTINA H. CZAJKOWSKÁ
LENKA KOPLOVÁ
KLÁRA HEGNEROVÁ
DAVID HRUBÝ

     Korngold Quartet (formerly Quartetto di Gioia) is one of the leading czech string quartets of the rising generation. The ensemble was founded at the Conservatory of Music in Brno and studied with Břetislav Vybíral (the Janáček Quartet). The ensemble continued at its study at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno under the leadership of prof. Adolf Sýkora (the Janáček Quartet). In frame of Erasmus exchange programme the ensemble studied at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna under the leadership of Univ.-Prof. Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet). The quartet participated in international master courses and cooperated with prominent personalities of chamber music as Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartet), Sándor Devich (Bartók Quartet), Evgenia Epshtein (Aviv Quartet), Josef Klusoň (Pražák Quartet), Apollon Musagѐte Quartet etc.

     The greatest success of the ensemble is the 1st prize and the prize for the best interpretation of Leoš Janáček string quartet from the International Leoš Janáček Competition 2010 and the 1st prize and prize for the best interpretation of Bohuslav Martinů piece at the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Competition 2010. The quartet was awarded several prizes - e.g. special Josef Koďousek prize at ACT Musical Festival London, 2nd prize at the international music competition Premio Citta´di Padova 2009 and Promotion award at Internationale Sommerakademie 2010. 

     The ensemble tries to build up a wide repertoir which includes main works of quartet literature. Its repertoire contains many works by Czech composers whose legacy the ensemble wants to pass on. Quartet devotes also to performing contemporary music and in cooperation with young soloists extend its repertoire.  The ensemble gave concerts  in The Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Italy, England, etc. The quartet was invited by EMCY (European Union of Music Competitions for Youth) to play a series of concerts “Stars of tomorrow“. During this tour the ensemble cooperated with young laureates of European prestigious competitions. Quartetto di Gioia recorded for Czech and Bavarian broadcast.

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