Accord Quartet

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ACCORD QUARTET was formed in 2001, by four students of the Music University ’Ferenc Liszt’. They set the connecting of our ‘modern’ world and classical music as their objective, by means of performing chamber music with new thoughts at new venues.

The list of the location of their past concerts in Hungary include the Main Hall and the Chamber Hall of the Music Academy, the Old Academy, the Bartók House, the French Institute, the Marble Hall of the Hungarian Radio, the Budapest Autumn Festival (2004, 2005 and 2006), as well as in provincial towns and cities, namely Debrecen, Győr, Eger, Dunaújváros, and they have broadcasts in the Hungarian Radio too. They also gave concerts in almost all countries and great concert halls of Europe, such as in Museum of Fine Arts of Bruxelles (BOZAR), Museum of Fine Arts of Madrid, in the Ermitage of St Petersburg. In April, 2008, they were giving concert to the Royal Family of Belgium and the President of Hungary.

In 2002, 2003 and 2004, they participated in the Vienna-Budapest-Prague International Summer Academy; where they could study with the greatest representatives of the medium, with members of the Amadeus Quartet, Alban Berg Quartet, Janacek Quartet, Smetana Quartet, Mozaik Quartet, Hagen Quartet and Bartók Quartet.

They were awarded three high-class instruments from the Republic of Hungary, a French and an Italian master violin and an Italian master cello from June 2005. In February of 2008 a replica of a Gasparo da Saló viola was made to the Quartet by Tamás Guminár.

Major Prizes

  • Junior Prima Prize 2010
  • Brahms Competition 2009, Pörtschach: 1st Prize
  • Leó Weiner Competition 2003, Hungary: 1st Prize
  • Vienna-Budapest-Prague International Summer Academy:
  • Thomastik-Infeld Prize 2003
  • Kodály Prize 2004
  • Bartók Prize 2005
  • Artisjus Prize 2008, Hungary (for contemporary music premiers and performance)