Alexey Naumenko: violin
Anton Ilyunin: violin
Dmitry Pitulko: viola
Anna Gorelova: cello
"A beautifully balanced group with a fine, burnished tone and excellent blend"
One of the most inspiring, dynamic and charismatic ensembles on the musical sceneAtrium String Quartet has established itself as a performer of deep emotion, intellect, virtuosity and technical brilliance. Highly acclaimed by audience and press the Quartet has performed throughout Europe, Russia, USA and Australia.
Atrium Quartet is a winner of two most prestigious International Competitions for String Quartet: First prize and Audience Prize of the 9th London International String Quartet Competition in 2003 and Grand-Prix of the 5th International String Quartet Competition in Bordeaux in 2007.
Founded in 2000 in St Petersburg under the inspiration of Professor Josef Levinson, the Quartet graduated from the St Petersburg Conservatoire in 2003 and then completed the education in Amsterdam coached by Prof. Stefan Metz at the Netherland String Quartet Academy (2006-2007) and in Conservatoire Hanns Eisler in Berlin (2007-2009) with Prof. Eberhard Feltz. The Quartet also has been coached by the famous musicians from Alban Berg Quartet, Vermeer Quartet, Tokyo Quartet and by Walter Levin.
Recent highlights of Atrium Quartet have included recitals at Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, the Library of Congress in Washington, Frick Museum in New York, Les Invalides in Paris, BOZAR in Brussels, De Doelen in Rotterdam, Conservatoire du Geneva, L'Auditori in Barcelona, Philharmonic Hall in St Petersburg; recitals at prestigious Festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Schwetzingen Festival in Germany, Colmar Festival in France, Orlando Festival in the Netherlands, Davos Festival in Switzerland. The concert tour in France with more than 20 concerts was done in summer 2008.
Among engagements next season is the debut tour in Japan, debut recitals in Hungary and Macedonia, concerts in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin and London, festivals in the Netherlands and France.
Atrium Quartet's discography includes CD with works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich made for EMI Classics; "Live concert" on DVD in the Netherlands with music by Tchaikovsky. Recent CD was recorded in Paris in 2008 for Zig-Zag Territories (Beethoven. Quartet op.74, Es-dur and Shostakovich. Quartet N 5 op.92, B-dur) - Gramophone's Editor's Choice in November 2008. Two new CD's will be released in the season 2009-2010.
The Quartet currently resides in Berlin, Germany