Takács Quartet
Aspen times | 12 July 2011, Harvey Steiman
Their approach [...] was noteable for its grace, [...] for its clarity and dancing rythms [...]

Chicago Classical Review | 15 August 2011, Lawrence A. Johnson

The Takács is justly celebrated for its Beethoven performances and their rendering of the composter's penultimate work in the genre...
[...] this was supremely idiomatic and sympathetic Beethoven playing.

The Boston Globe | 21 February 2011 | Matthew Guerrieri

The group eschewed homogeneity, letting the buzz of distinct personalities predominate. [...]
The reading had a rich intensity, Bártok's tightly-wound counterpoint and special effects integrated into a dark, dissonant swirl. [...]
The player's varied characters kept the texture crackling with electricity.

The Guardian | 27 January 2011 | Andrew Clements

The formidable technical demands were met effortlessly, and the performance conceived in a seamless arc; yet the Takács still conveyed the music's strangeness, with every tingling detail fitting precisely and the last section a haunting essey in desolation. [...]
The first few seconds of the concert [...] would have been enough to assure this audience that they were about to experience one of the wonders of the musical world.

The Plain Dealer | 06 December 2007 | Donald Rosenberg

The string quartet has intrigued composers for centuries, starting essentially with Haydn. It's no wonder that so many ensembles continue to devote themselves to this fertile genre. No group champions the cause better than the Takacs Quartet, which gave a mini-overview of the repertoire Tuesday at Fairmount Temple Auditorium in Beachwood for the Cleveland Chamber Music Society. Haydn was present to reveal his incomparable craftsmanship, wit and feeling, and he was joined by two other masters of the art, Bartok and Brahms. The performance was a model of clarity and energy.

Guardian, London | 12. November 2007
"With the Takács Quartet on their current form, when only superlatives seem to do, there is a risk of indulging in hyperbole. But the fact is : they are peerless...The combination of glowing tone-colours and impeccable technical control is in itself captivating, but it is the compelling immediacy of the Takács's playing that engages one in every moment."
Calgary Herald | 2. October 2007
"The most impressive playing came in the performance of Janacek's Second Quartet (Intimate Letters), a late work by the composer with a searing intensity and emotion throughout the four movements. In the hands of lesser groups, Janacek's ideas might seem fragmented and unrelated, but under the fingers of the Takács Quartet, everything was clear, convincing, the utterly logical - a performance of stunning power and persuasiveness."