Czech Philharmonic Quartet

The Czech Philharmonic Quartet (CPQ) was founded in 2000 on the initiative of members of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Its composition is Štěpán Pražák, 1st violin, Viktor Mazáček, 2nd violin, Jiří Poslední, viola and Jakub Dvořák, cello. The individual qualities of these musicians and their extensive experience of chamber music guarantee high-class performances. The sound of the quartet, which is typical for the Czech quartet school, is highly regarded by the critics.
The Czech Philharmonic Quartet appears regularly in the chamber music cycles of the Czech Philharmonic, at festivals and concert series in the Czech Republic and abroad (Great Britain, Luxembourg, Germany, Japan, Israel, China, Slovakia).
The quartet participated in the Japanese version of the «Mozart Effect» and recorded a whole series of Mozart compositions as part of this project. The ensemble has recorded Mozart’s «Haydn quartets» and the «Prussian quartets» for the Japanese label Octavia Records. At the present time, the quartet is devoting its attention to a recording of works by Janáček and a further concert tour in Japan.

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“Anyone who has ever had the privilege of listening to the Czech Philharmonic Quartet has surely experienced the magnificent quality and harmony of its sound. In this prominent string ensemble, four instruments come together to sound like one.”

The Prague Post

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“Each member of the quartet possesses the qualities of a soloist yet uses those skills in such a way as to benefit the music as a whole, thus achieving a rich, cohesive sound.”

Yukiko Hagiya, Octavia Records, Japan