The Twins Quartet was founded in 1998 at the Tschaikovskij Conservatory in Moscow under Professor Alexandr Galkovsky (Shostakovich Quartet). The quartet attended master classes with members of the Alban Berg Quartet, the Amadeus Quartet, the Smetana Quartet, the Bartok Quartet and the Hagen Quartet as part of the “Prague-Vienna-Budapest” summer academy, as well as master classes with the Auryn Quartet, Saschko Gawriloff and Mstislav Rostropovich . As part of the German Academic Exchange Service, studied in Cologne with the Alban Berg Quartet and Prof. Schoneweg (Cherubini Quartet).
In 2000 the quartet performed at the “Days of Russian Culture” at EXPO 2000 and won 1st prize in the international competition “The Heritage of Classics”. In 2001 the Twins Quartet won the 2nd prize at the International Shostakovich String Quartet Competition in Moscow and the Béla Bartók Prize. 2002 finalist in the Osaka competition. 2003 laureate of the Schubert competition in Graz.
The ensemble is a regular guest at international festivals such as:
Moscow Autumn, Haydn Festival, Schönberg Festival, Mendelssohn Festival, Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Salzburg Culture Days and many more and makes music with internationally known artists such as Tatjana and David Geringas, Alexej Lubimov Sergio Zampetti, Karl Leister, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Jörg Demus, Wassily Lobanov and many more
instruments: 2 violins, viola, cello, (piano)
Genre: Classic, romantic
For more information about the ensemble please contact Julia Mortelmaier. Thank you so much!