Talich Quartet Residency
February 5 - 10, 2019

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The Talich Quartet will take to the stage and classroom in a week-long residency at Cal State Fullerton. Along with two performances, the Quartet will work with music students in rehearsals, individual lessons and sit side-by-side in performance on Sunday, February 10 with  Jan Talich, artistic director of the Talich Quartet, conducting. 

 Performances

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TALICH QUARTET

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

Jan Kalivoda: String Quartet No. 2 A major, op. 62
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, op. 13
Antonin Dvorák: String Quartet No. 11 in C major, Op. 61
Admission Information:
Tickets: $10 / $8 Titan price
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TALICH QUARTET
WITH
UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4pm
Meng Concert Hall
Kimo Furumoto, director • Jan Talich, conducting

Bartok:  Divertimento
Biber:  Batallia
Dvorák:  Nocturne, Op. 40
Respighi:  Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3

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Biography

The Talich Quartet has been evolving as part of a prestigious line of musicians for nearly fifty years, representing Czech musical art throughout the world.

For several decades, the Talich Quartet has been recognized internationally as one of the world´s finest string quartets, and as the embodiment of the great Czech musical tradition. The Quartet was founded in 1964 by Jan Talich Sr, during his studies at the Prague Conservatory, and named it in honour of his uncle Vaclav Talich, the renowned chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra between 1919 and 1939. During the 1990s, there was a gradual and complete change in personnel, rejuvenating the Quartet while continuing the tradition of its predecessors through involvement in a wide spectrum of musical engagements and recording activities. Jan Talich Jr, the current first violinist, is the son of the Quartet's founder.

The Talich Quartet is regularly invited to prestigious chamber music festivals such as the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, Prague Spring Music Festival, Europalia Festival, Printemps des Arts in Monte Carlo, Tibor Varga Festival of Music, and the International String Quartet Festival in Ottawa.

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Reviews

"The present incarnation of the Talich Quartet is of course well-seasoned to this [Antonin Dvorák: String Quartet No. 11] repertoire. Their playing is both considered and affectionate, but rises to remarkable heights in the performance of the C major Quartet; one of the best I have heard." — Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine

“With vibrant, warm engineering that matches the performances, the Talich Quartet is now my preferred choice for these [recordings of Mendelssohn String Quartet in E-flat major Op. 12; String Quartet in A major Op. 13] pieces.” — Dan Davis, Classical Today

Hear Talich Quartet

Click the button below to hear Talich Quartet perform the 4th movement of Dvorák's String Quartet No. 11 in C major, Op. 61

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