Sergei Malov, violin
Anton Ilyunin, violin
Dmitri Pitulko, violin
Anna Gorelova, cello
One of the most inspiring, dynamic and charismatic ensembles on the musical scene, the Atrium Quartet have established themselves as performers of deep emotion, intellect, virtuosity and technical brilliance. Highly acclaimed by audiences and press the Quartet has performed throughout Europe, Russia, the USA, Australia, Japan and Brazil.
Atrium Quartet is a winner of two of the most prestigious international competitions for string quartets: 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 their education as a quartet-in-residenz in Amsterdam coached by Prof. Stefan Metz at the Netherland String Quartet Academy and in Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Prof. Eberhard Feltz. The Quartet has also been coached by famous musicians from the Alban Berg Quartet, Vermeer Quartet, by Marc Danel.
Recent highlights for Atrium Quartet have included recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, Library of Congress in Washington, Frick Museum in New York, Les Invalides in Paris, BOZAR in Brussels, deSingel in Antwerpen, Palau Musica Catalana and L'Auditori in Barcelona, Philharmonic Hall and Mariinsky Concert Hall in St Petersburg, Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik as well as recitals at prestigious festivals around the world.
Teaching has become another important part of the quartet’s activities. The members of Atrium Quartet shared their experience with young musicians from UK, USA, Brazil and Russia. Since June 2012 the quartet is the quartet-in-residence at the Sunflower Music Festival in Topeka, USA.
Atrium Quartet’s discography includes a CD with works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich made for EMI Classics and Zig-Zag and a DVD, ‘Live in Concert’ with music by Tchaikovsky. The Quartet also recorded all 4 string quartets of Spanish composer Jordi Cervello (Columna Musica, 2015), two of which are dedicated to the members of Atrium Quartet. The quartet will also record the cycle of all 15 quartets by Shostakovich during 2015-2017.