The Kodály Quartet, formed in Budapest in 1966, has continued to exemplify the greatest standards of the rich Hungarian musical tradition which it has carried on with such extraordinary distinction throught the world during over four decades of international appearances.
International critics have been lavish with remarkable acclaim for the Kodály Quartet's numerous (over 50) recordings, including the monumental undertaking of the complete cycles of Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert for Naxos.
Haydn' Op.64.as named Classic CD Magazine's BEST CHAMBER MUSIC RELEASE OF 1993, and Vol. VI. of the Beethoven was BBC Music Magazine's "Pick of the Month" giving it five stars for both performance and sound, calling it an "extraordinary achievement". Octets of Bruch and Mendelssohn received a "10 out of 10" rating for both artistic and recording quality from ClassicsToday.com
Attila FALVAY (violin)
Was admitted to the Ferenc Liszt Academy at the age of sixteen and pursued his studies under the direction of Prof. Snitkowsky. In 1979 he was awarded the Second Prize at the Szigeti International Violin Competition. The following year he won the First Prize of the Hubay Competition. He completed a post graduate course conducted by Prof. Josef Sívó at the Academy of Music, Vienna. Falvay joined Kodály Quartet in 1980.
Erika TÓTH (violin)
Erika Tóth, violinist, received her Artist Degree from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. She also studied at the Yale Summer School (US), the Banff Centre (Canada) and at the University of Wisconsin (US). In 1978 she joined the Eder String Quartet with whom she performed intensely worldwide until 1986. They recorded, amongst many other works, the complete Bartók String Quartets, the Haydn Op.76 for Teldec, and participated in the world premiers of Kurtág's Mikroludium and the Schnittke 3rd String Quartet. In 1989 she moved to Perth, Western Australia, where she founded the Stirling String Quartet with her husband, Pal Eder. Since 1997, she resides in Budapest, where she performs with various chamber ensembles and teaches violin and chamber music. She joined the Kodály String Quartet in June 2005.
János FEJÉRVÁRI (viola)
Completed violin and viola studies at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest. While studying, attended chamber music classes conducted by György Kurtág and András Schiff.
Between 1981 and 1985 he played at the Budapest Opera as the leader of the viola section. He is a founder member of the Budapest String Chamber Orchestra playing the first viola there for many years. Also works as a viola and chamber music professor at the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest.
György ÉDER (cello)
Studied in Prof. Ede Banda's class at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. After completing his degree further studies led him to USA and Canada (Yale University, 1978, the Banff Center School of Fine Arts, 1983, University of Wisconsin, 1984-85).
He was principal cellist of the Budapest Symphony Orchestra and later the Budapest Festival Orchestra for several years.
Being a founder-member of the Éder String Quartet he won international competitions (Evian, 1976; Munich, 1977).
He has toured in almost every European country, the USA, Australia and New Zeland several times. He has made recordings for Hungaroton, Teldec and Naxos labels.
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