The Stamic Quartet was founded in 1985. The original make-up: B. Matousek - violin, J. Kekula - violin, J. Peruska - viola, V. Leixner - violincello was changed in 1995, when B. Matousek was replaced by V. Cernoch. Both violinists were born in Havlíckuv Brod, so we have chosen Jan václav Stamic, native fellow of this place, as a namesake of our new quartet. The focus of our activity is on string quartets of Czech and foreign composers. In recent times we have also concentrated on other works of chamber music in cooperation with other famous musicians.
June 1985: the foundation of SQ
16.9.1985: 1st concert of SQ in the Czech National Library "Clementinum" in Prague
17.10-1985-24.11.1985: 1st tour of England and Ireland
September 1986: winners of quartet competition arranged by EBU in Salzburg, Austria
3.11.1986: a concert in Mozarteum in Salzburg - transmitted to member states of EBU, Canada and the U.S.A.
17.6.1987: the award of the year 1987 by the Czech Association for Chamber Music
1988: Gran Priz du Disque de l'Academie Charles Cros Paris for recording of string quartets of Antonín Dvorák (F Major, op. 96, G Major, op. 106)
1991: Grand Priz du Disque de l'Academie Charles Cros Paris for recording of the set of string quartets of Bohuslav Martinu
April 1993: the award of the magazine Diapasson, the "Golden Tuning-fork", for the recording of Dvorák's quintets (Jan Talich - viola, Jirí Hudec - contrabass)
1997: International Music Festival "Prague Spring" - complete performance of Alois Hába's string quartets
1998: the award of the Czech Musical Council for the recording and performance of Hába's string quartets at the festival Prague spring
April 1998: 1st position in comparative questionnaire of Janácek's string quartets in the British magazine Gramophone
2000: Euroart Prague 2000 - series of 10 concerts and exhibitions with international participation - "The Stamic Quartet and Guests"
After Studies at the conservatory in Prague, he graduated from the music faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, with the class of the professor Nora Grumlíková. Then he worked in Czech Nonet for 2 years and since 1985 has been a first violin of SQ.
He graduated from the music faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, in the class of the professor Václav Snítil. Since 1985 he has been a member of SQ - after 9 years in Dolezal Quartet.
After studies at the conservatory in Ostrava, he graduated from the music faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts. He was a concert master in the viola group in Prague Symphonic Orchestra FOK. He has been a member of SQ since 1985. He is also a teacher at the Academy of Performing Arts.
After studies at the conservatory in Prague, he graduated from the music faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, with the class of the professor Milos Sádlo. Since 1985 he has been a member of SQ after many years in Dolezal's Quartet, of which he was a founding member.
Music of Classicism
Joseph Haydn (String Quartet in D Major, op. 64, String Quartet in G Minor, op. 74, c. 3), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (String Quartet in B flat Major, K. V. 458, String Quartet in D Major, K. V. 575), Ludwig van Beethoven (String Quartet in D Major, op. 18, c. 4, String Quartet in F Minor op. 95, String Quartet in F Major, op. 135), Leopold Kozeluh (String Quartet in C Major, op. 33), Antonín Rejcha, Jan Josef Roesler, Jakub Jan Ryba, Jan Václav Stamic, Karel Stamic (String Quartet in G Major), Jan Krtitel Vanhal, Pavel Vranický (String Quartet in D Major, op. 16, c. 3), Jan Zach
Music of the 20th century
Béla Bartók, Alban Berg (Lyric suite), Ivo Bláha, Sylvie Bodorová, Benjamin Britten, Claude Debussy, Juraj Filas, Alois Hába, Paul Hindemith, Karel Husa, Leos Janácek (String Quartets Nos. 1-2), Jan Klusák, J. Kollert, Hans Krása, Ivan Kurz, Otomar Kvech, Bohuslav Martinu (String Quartets Nos. 5 and 7), Lukás Matousek, Maurice Ravel, Otorino Respighi, Alfred Schnittke, Erwin Schulhoff, Dmitri Schostakovich, Milan Slavický, Igor Stravinskij, Zdenek Sesták, Jirí Teml