|2011 Award for Chamber Music and Song presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society in London|
2012 Gramophone Hall of Fame
2014 Wigmore Hall Medal
|1998 Gramophone Award, Grammy Award, Disc of the Year, Chamber Award of the BBC Music Magazines, 2 Gramophone Awards, 3 Japanese Record Academy Awards, Chamber Music of America Award|
|Hyperion Records, DECCA, Presto|
Edward Dusinberre | violin
Harumi Rhodes | violin
Richard O'Neill | viola
András Fejér | cello
Recent winners of the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2021, Chamber category, the Takács Quartet is recognised as one of the world’s leading string quartets, performing regularly in Europe, Asia and Australasia, and giving over 30 concerts each season in North America.
The Takács is known for innovative programming, recently collaborating with bandoneon virtuoso Julian Labro to present new works by Clarice Assad and Bryce Dessner. In the 2023-24 season the Quartet will give the European premiere of an extraordinary new work – Les Six Rencontres – written for them by Stephen Hough. Future commissions include new compositions by Gabriela Lena Frank and Nokuthula Ngwenyama. Presenting familiar music in unusual ways, the Takács performed a programme inspired by Philip Roth’s novel Everyman with Meryl Streep, and performs with the Hungarian folk group Muzsikas.
Upcoming recordings for Hyperion Records feature works by Schubert, Florence Price and Dvorak. Recent releases include repertoire by Coleridge-Taylor, Dvorak, Dutilleux, Hough, Ravel, Mendelssohn-Hensel, Mendelssohn, Beach, Elgar, and Dohnányi. In addition the Quartet has won numerous awards for their recordings on the Decca label, including three Gramophone Awards, a Grammy, and Disc of the Year at the inaugural BBC Music Magazine Awards.
The Takács are Associate Artists at Wigmore Hall in London, and in 2014 were awarded the Wigmore Hall Medal. Other awards have included the 2011 Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Chamber Music and Song, and in 2012 Gramophone Magazine announced that the Takács was the only string quartet to be inducted into its first Hall of Fame.
The Takács was founded in 1975 in Budapest and since 1983 has been Resident Quartet at the University of Boulder in Colorado. They are also Visiting International Artists at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.
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