1998

The Quartet forms in Jerusalem as part of a chamber music class at the Jerusalem Academy Middle School for Music and Dance.  "We used to study for school exams together, but since math didn't go so well we decided to stick to music..."

Dress rehearsal at the Jerusalem Music Centre

Dress rehearsal at the Jerusalem Music Centre

2003

The Quartet wins the first prize in the “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” competition in Graz, Austria.  "Since we were very young and didn't expect to win anything, we arrived to the official winner's announcement ceremony practically in pajamas!"

Rehearsing for the prize winner's concert

Rehearsing for the prize winner's concert

2003

The Quartet is invited to be part of the first Perlman Music Program chamber music workshop.  "The Shelter Island, NY, campus of the Perlman Music Program has quickly evolved into a second home for the Quartet, in which we've spent time in every of the past twelve summers."

With Itzhak Perlman

With Itzhak Perlman

2004

The Quartet moves to Boston, MA, where the members earn their BM and MM degrees at the New England Conservatory of Music. They become the resident ensemble of the distinguished Professional String Quartet Training Program led by Paul Katz from 2008-2010.

In a coaching with Paul Katz 

In a coaching with Paul Katz 

2006

The quartet wins the Grand Prize and the Gold Medal at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

2007

The quartet is awarded with the Székely Prize for their performance of Bela Bartók's string quartet No. 4, as well as overall with the Third Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition. The American Record Guide refers to the quartet as “a consummate ensemble gifted with utter musicality and remarkable interpretive power” and specifically designates their performance of Beethoven's Op.132 as “the pinnacle of the competition.”

Prizewinner's photo shoot at the Banff Centre 

Prizewinner's photo shoot at the Banff Centre 

2010

The Quartet heads to Basel, Switzerland, for a year of intensive study with Walter Levin of the LaSalle Quartet.

Dinner with Evi and Walter Levin

Dinner with Evi and Walter Levin

2012

The Quartet joins the faculty of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music as CCM's official quartet-in-residence, following in the footsteps of the legendary LaSalle Quartet, who were in residence at CCM for many years.  "We love Cincinnati and are big Reds fans, if more so for the Friday post-game fireworks."

2013

The Quartet receives the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, which results in a concert tour that retraces the last concerts of the legendary Cleveland Quartet and includes a performance at Carnegie Hall in May 2016.

With quartet mentor Donald Weilerstein after receiving the Award

With quartet mentor Donald Weilerstein after receiving the Award

2014

The 2013-14 season not only included an exceedingly successful tour with superstar cellist Alisa Weilerstein as well as continued collaboration with the legendary Menahem Pressler, but also the fulfillment of a long time dream: the first (and second) Beethoven Cycle! Find out more about this exciting project.

Schubert's Cello Quintet with Alisa Weilerstein

Schubert's Cello Quintet with Alisa Weilerstein

In rehearsal with Menahem Pressler

In rehearsal with Menahem Pressler