Pacific Quartet Vienna
With their passion for string quartet leading to the foundation of the multinational Pacific Quartet Vienna, the four musicians continue to enthuse audiences worldwide with their sensitive and warm sound alike.
Appearances at renowned festivals such as at the Lucerne Festival, the Kalkalpen or the Niksic International Festival of Chamber Music and concerts in major concert halls worldwide equally form the quartet’s touring schedule. In 2015 the PQV won 1st as well as two further prizes at the International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition Vienna. Among the 2016 concert season highlights figure the quartet’s debut in the Musikverein Vienna and CD and Radio productions for the Austrian label Gramola and Swiss Radio SRF.
In 2016, the PQV won the August Pickhardt Price of the city of Basel as well as in 2015 1st prize, audience prize and special prize for the best interpretation of a work by Joseph Haydn at the 6th International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna.
In parallel with the quartet’s focus on classical composers of the 1st and 2nd Viennese School, the Pacific Quartet Vienna has added intercultural exchange programs between Europe (Switzerland / Austria) and Asia (Japan / Taiwan) to their activities, resulting in extensive tours throughout the mentioned countries during recent years.