Kukal Quartet string quartet
“The Kukal Quartet was founded in autumn of 2020 by four exceptionally talented young musicians, who, notwithstanding their youth, have great respect for the legacy of the Czech quartet school.”
The Kukal Quartet was founded in autumn of 2020 by four exceptionally talented young musicians, who, notwithstanding their youth, have great respect for the legacy of the Czech quartet school.
Eliška Kukalová, Klára Lešková, Simon Truszka and Vilém Vlček combine the traditional and the modern modern musical approaches which they acquired during their studies at prestigious universities in Vienna, Salzburg, Basel, Warsaw and Prague. In May 2021, soon after their foundation, the ensemble attracted attention by winning third prize and the Laureate title at the Prague Spring International Music Competition. The quartet impressed at the competition primarily with; the liveliness and authenticity of their musical expression, the unique ensemble dynamics and the strong individuality of its members. The Quartet were inspired and mentored by leading personalities of the Czech music scene such as Peter Jarůšek (Pavel Haas Quartet), Jakub Fišer (Bennewitz Quartet) and Tomáš Jamník.
In the summer 2021 the quartet had the opportunity to participate in masterclasses with Yo-Yo Ma, Noah Bendix Balgley, Allan Nilles, Josef Špaček, Jan Fišer and Lukáš Vondráček.
The quartet bears the name of the important Czech contemporary composer, Ondřej Kukal.
Makropulos classical music agency
Prague, Czech Republic
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