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Currently there is no quartet in the world that comes even close to matching the level of popularity that is enjoyed by the Hungarian musical ensemble known as the Takács Quartet. If you want to enjoy a string quartet that brings together four very distinct music personalities that play with a one of a kind blend of humor, warmth and drama, then buy Takács Quartet tickets.
Acknowledged as one of the greatest string quartets the world has ever seen, the Takács Quartet was formed in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1975. The original members of quartet were students at the very prestigious Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. The quartet is made up of violinist Károly Schranz and András Fejér who played the cello along with Gábor Takács-Nagy and Gábor Ormai.
At first Gábor Takács-Nagy, András Fejér and Gábor Ormai played as a trio, till they met Károly Schranz, and became a quartet. Gábor Takács-Nagy and Gábor Ormai were later replaced by Edward Dusinberre from England and American violist Gerald Walther. The Takács, first gained attention in the late '70s after winning the Critics Prize as well as taking First Prize at the International String Quartet Competition, which was held in the city of Evian in France. In the next couple of years they won more competitions and in the early '80s, the University of Colorado at Boulder offered them a position as quartet-in-residence. The group accepted the offer and moved to the United States. Following the change of scenery and with the departure of two of the original members, the Takács Quartet embarked on a series of successful recordings and quartets that included the quartet by Czech composer Bedrich Smetana and Borodin as well as a complete quartet cycle of Ludwig Van Beethoven. The Beethoven quartet was a big success and was hugely applauded by critics.
The group's recordings included famous Austrian composer Franz Schubert's string quartet numbers 13 and 14, called Rosamunde and Death and The Maiden respectively. Both of the recordings were critically acclaimed and has won them many awards such as the Disc of the Year Award in 2006 as well as others like the Gramophone Award, the Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance, the Chamber Awards from the BBC Music Magazine and the Record Academy Award from Japan. Such longevity of success and endurance is testament to the strong bond that the members share amongst each other and it shows in their performances. The Takács have been performing all over the world for many years now. According to a survey they perform in ninety concerts per year, that are held in different countries throughout Europe and all around the world, including Asian countries like Japan and South Korea as well as the land down under which would be Australia and New Zealand. Each member of the Takács Quartet has such a unique personality which brings a new kind of understanding to the string quartets repertoire. They possess the ability to convince people that there is no other way for music to be played. Only with the strength of such great performers can they overturn people's prejudice. Buy the Takács Quartet tickets, so make sure that you do not miss out on your chance to catch this amazing quartet perform live.
Since its formation the Takács Quartet have continued to mantain high standards in their music, they have become the icon of string quartet and no other quartet is even within a touching distance of the quality of music that they produce. Their number of awards and recognitions speak for themselves. Very recently they became the only string quartet to be inducted into the Gramophone's Hall of Fame, alongside such legends as Dame Janet Baker, Jascha Heifetz and Leonard Bernstein to name a few. So Buy your Takács Quartet tickets as soon as possible and enjoy this string quartet’s irresistible music.