Kelemen Quartet Béla Bartók String Quartet No.5 - V.movement-LIVE




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Published on Jan 1, 2013

Kelemen Quartet plays Bartók string quartet number 5 last movement in 2011 summer live recording.

Barnabás Kelemen (violin)
Gábor Homoki (violin)
Katalin Kokas (viola)
Dóra Kokas (violoncello)


The Kelemen Quartet, founded in Budapest 2009, has already gained a reputation as one of the most exciting young string quartets. At the Premio Paolo Borciani in Reggio Emilia 2011, Ensemble magazine described that the players "... lit a firework of emotions, wrestling with the emotion in the music", and praised the Kelemen Quartet as "... perhaps one of the greatest discoveries of this competition". The Kelemen Quartet's international reputation was further enhanced in July 2011 when they received three prizes at the 6th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition: the overall second prize, the audience prize and the Musica Viva Grand Prize, which resulted in an Australian tour planned for 2014. The Kelemen Quartet also received the first prize ex aequo at the Beijing International Music Competition in 2011 and at the International Sándor Végh String Quartet Competition in Budapest in 2012. It has performed in Hungary, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, North America and Australia, and collaborated with string players such as Joshua Bell, Pekka Kuusisto, Joseph Lendvay, Maxim Rysanov, Nicolas Altstaedt and pianists Zoltan Kocsis, José Gallardo and Ferenc Rados. The Kelemen Quartet received further tuition from distinguished artists including Zoltán Kocsis, Péter Komlós, András Schiff, Miklós Perényi, Günter Pichler, Ferenc Rados, András Schiff and Gábor Takács-Nagy.
In Spring 2011, on the Kelemen Quartet's first US tour, the Dallas News, highlighted "the most electrifying string-quartet concert in recent memory" and praised the ensemble's "highly inflected and vividly interactive music-making". Recent highlights include appearances with the Hungarian National Philharmonic and Zoltan Kocsis, chamber music performances at the Palace of Arts in Budapest, and at the Lockenhaus and Kaposvár Festivals. In the 2012-13 season the quartet will give their debuts at the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, at the Kauniainen and Lockenhaus Festivals and debut tours in Mexico, China and India as well as a return to the Kaposvár Festival and to the USA. Further ahead the Kelemen Quartet will start their own quartet series at the Palace of Arts in Budapest, appear at the West Cork Chamber Music, Tetbury Festivals and at the Bartók Festival Budapest and make their debut at Wigmore Hall and will tour Italy and Australia.
All four of the Kelemen Quartet's members are prizewinning Hungarian musicians, admired both as soloists and as chamber players, and close-knit both professionally and personally. The quartet's leader, Barnabás Kelemen, and its viola player Katalin Kokas, are Professors at Budapest's Franz Liszt Music Academy; Kelemen performs internationally as a soloist and conductor, while Kokas is the founder and artistic director of the International Chamber Music Festival in the Hungarian city of Kaposvár. Second violinist Gábor Homoki studied with both Kelemen and Kokas in Budapest, and cellist Dóra Kokas -- a student of László Mező and Miklós Perényi at the Franz Liszt Academy -- is Katalin's younger sister.
All experts on both violin and viola, Barnabás Kelemen, Katalin Kokas and Gábor Homoki are intimate with the three upper parts of the Kelemen Quartet's entire repertoire, which currently includes works by Bartók, Beethoven, Berg, Brahms, Haydn, Kurtág, Ligeti, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Purcell, Reich, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Webern and Weiner.
The Kelemen Quartet's debut CD has been released by the label Hunnia (2012) featuring works by Bartók and Mozart.

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