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MILOSLAV IŠTVAN QUARTETT

Miloslav Ištvan Quartett is a string quartet, which concentrates on interpretation of classical music, particularly on works of 20th and 21th century composers. Ensemble was founded in 2008 and its name got at the occasion of commemorative concert of composer Miloslav Ištvan, one of the legends of czech avant‑garde movement in 1960’s.

During its existence ensemble performed many of interesting concerts, among others premieres for the Studio of contemporary music in Brno and festival performances at the New Music Exposition, New music encountres plus, Janáček Brno, Concentus Moraviae, or the Forfest. One of the most celebrated performances of the quartet took place in 2015, when Maurice Ravel’s and Josef Suk’s compositions were performed within the concert “Begegnung mit dem Nachbarn”, which is organized by ORF and Czech radio 3 Vltava. In 2010 the quartet issued debut CD with complet Miloslav Ištvan works for the string quartet, which was followed in 2012 by recordings of Jan Novák’s works for string quartet, and in 2013 by recordings of Composers of group “A” works for string quartet. In 2016 the quartet participated on recording of CD “Well in the desert” which is published by czech pop-singer Radůza this year.

Members of the Miloslav Ištvan Quartett performs with master‑instruments build by Brno‘s Atelier Bursík.