Veronika Jarůšková - viool, Marek Zwiebel - viool, Karel Untermüller - altviool, Peter Jarůšek - cello

The quartet takes its name from the Czech composer Pavel Haas, who died in Auschwitz in 1944 with three beautiful string quartets to his name. This ensemble is a welcome guest in our chamber music series in Diligentia, with previous successful performances in 2014 and 2017. Their return in 2021 was therefore obvious, but corona threw a spanner in the works. That is why it is on the program again this season.


The quartet celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2022 and continues to deliver top performances despite several changes in the composition. Ranked among the best string quartets of all time according to BBC Music Magazine. The ensemble received international prizes for its CDs, including its interpretation of Czech composers. 

Six of the eight albums released were awarded a Gramophone Award. In 2007, the quartet was touted as a rising star by the European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO) and in 2009 it received the BBC New Generation Artist nomination. In 2010, the quartet received a grant from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust, which financially helps musicians worldwide to develop their international careers.