Now in their 49th season and “the Takács Quartet remains one of the greatest chamber string ensembles we have on the world stage.” (Scherzo magazine). The SJSU School of Music is delighted to present their entire Bartók string quartet cycle. This ensemble has always had a particular association with Béla Bartók, the great 20th-century Hungarian composer whose six quartets are among the pinnacles of 20th-century chamber music.
Among the Takács Quartet many accolades are: a Presto Music Recording of the Year Award, four Gramophone Awards, a Grammy, three Japanese Record Academy Awards, a Wigmore Hall Medal, and induction into the Gramophone Hall of Fame. When not performing, these gifted musicians are Associate Artists at London’s Wigmore Hall, and Christoffersen Fellows and Artists in Residence at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
“Classical music doesn’t get much more life-enhancing than this.”—The Guardian