"Passion, precision, warmth, a golden blend: these are the hallmarks of this superb Israeli string quartet", The New York Times
Since the group's founding in 1993 and their subsequent debut in 1996, the four Israeli musicians have embarked on a journey of growth and maturation. This journey has resulted in a wide repertoire and an impressive depth of expression, which continues the tradition of the string quartet in a unique way.
The Jerusalem Quartet is a regular guest on the world's great stages. With regular bi-annual visits to North America, the quartet has performed in cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington and Cleveland, as well as at the Ravinia Festival. In Europe, the quartet enjoys an enthusiastic reception with regular appearances in all prestigious concert halls and festivals such as Salzburg, Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg or Rheingau.
The Quartet records exclusively for Harmonia Mundi. The quartet's recordings, especially the albums with Haydn's string quartets and Schubert 's Death and the Maiden , have been awarded numerous prizes, including the Diapason d'Or and the BBC Music Magazine Award for Music of room In 2020, the Jerusalem Quartet released the second (and final) album featuring Bartók's complete cycle, to critical acclaim.
Since 2019 the quartet has been touring across Europe alongside Hila Baggio presenting The Yiddish Cabaret , a unique album exploring Jewish music in Central Europe. They have also performed Enescu's Octet with the Novus String Quartet in Amsterdam and at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, and have given concerts at the String Quartets Biennial in Paris and Lisbon. Other highlights of the past season have included a Beethoven cycle at Wigmore Hall in spring 2022, US tours in November 2021 and in spring 2022, a tour of Asia in June 2022, as well as (re )invitations to the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Warsaw Philharmonic and the Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele.