The training I received at the Academy was difficult and at times harsh, but those who survived the experience emerged as real musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Novus String Quartet

19 March 2021, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Four by four 2021

Novus String Quartet Presented by Liszt Academy

Time change

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat major, Op. 18/6
Janácek: String Quartet No. 1 (ʻKreutzer Sonataʼ)

INTERMISSION

Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51/2

Novus String Quartet: Jaeyoung Kim, Young-Uk Kim (violin), Kyuhyun Kim (viola), Woongwhee Moon (cello)

The quartet is the pinnacle of chamber music playing. It is a field of classical music that requires adaptation and a measure of independence from the performers. Not everyone is suited to the string quartet. In fact, they say you have to be born for it. Members of one of South Korea’s leading chamber music formations are musicians born for the quartet formation; they generated a real storm when they took a podium place at the prestigious ARD Music Competition in 2012. They have made their way to the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy with a beautiful and exciting programme: the special feature of their compilation is that it spans a period of about 120 years. The pieces are differentiated not only in their style but in that they originate from different periods in the lives of their creators: the 30-year-old Beethoven appeared in public as a composer of quartets with his op. 18 series, Brahms was already 40 when he penned the string quartet performed here, and the Czech artist Janáček creating in an inimitable style completed his work inspired by the Tolstoy novel in his seventieth year.

Dear Audience,

The concert of Novus String Quartet announced on 19 March 2021 will be held on 30 September 2021.

Thank you for your understanding!

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Liszt Academy Concert Centre