Enjoy tonight's concert by one of the famous Czech string quartet recognized for its neatly crafted and powerful harmonies. Featuring a counterpoint from the Art of Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) and string quartets by Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827).
The Bennewitz Quartet was founded in 1998. It is named after violinist Antonín Bennewitz (1833-1926), a crutial figure in the creation of the Czech violin school. In 2003, the Queen of Spain awarded them with a diploma for outstanding work at the Reina Sofía School of Music (Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía) in Madrid. A year later, the quartet was awarded the Czech Chamber Music Society Prize. In 2002–2004, the ensemble held the position of Quartet in Residence in Basel, Switzerland, where it led a course in quartet playing.
The quartet currently performs at major venues in the Czech Republic and abroad and is regularly invited to prestigious festivals, such as the Salzburger Festspiele, Luzerne Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus, the Prague Spring, and Dvořákova Praha (Dvořák's Prague).