From New York to Sydney, to Vienna and London, the Aviv Quartet has captivated audiences with its exceptional performances at the world's most prestigious venues, such as Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, l’Auditorium de Louvre, Wigmore Hall and the Konzerthaus Berlin. It has also been invited by festivals such as Verbier, Davos, Aix-en-Provence, Lubéron and les Folles Journées de Nantes.
Based in Geneva, the ensemble has asserted an active role in its community, having offered, among other projects, the complete cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets at Studio Ernest Ansermet during the 2018-19 season - all recorded and broadcast regularly by the Swiss radio’s Espace 2.
The quartet’s recording of Franz Schubert’s string quintet in C for the Naxos label, released in June 2020, was closely followed by Schubert: the Last Quartets - released in 2021 by Aparté. Both recordings were unanimously praised by the international press: “The beauty of the playing captures from the first moment and the discourse captivates by its character - at times fiery, and at times dreamy or playful.” © 2021 Classica; “Again, it is the sophistication of the Aviv’s phrasing and penchant for communicating a sense of affectionate poise and ease that proves so delightfully engaging.” © 2020 The Strad
The Aviv Quartet has distinguished itself in international competitions by winning the Grand Prix and four special prizes at the 3rd Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (Australia, 1999), 1st Prize "Amadeus Prize" at the Charles Hennen Competition (Netherlands, 1999), Schubert Prize at the Schubert Competition in Graz (Austria, 2003), and the 2nd Prize (no 1st Prize awarded) and the International Critics Prize at Bordeaux String Quartet Competition (France, 2003).
The Aviv Quartet has also been honored by several governments, receiving the Israeli Ministry of Culture Award, the German Culture Ministry Award and the Israeli Lottery Foundation Award - Mif’al haPais.
Aviv, meaning spring in Hebrew—synonymous with renewal and rebirth—represents the philosophy of the Aviv Quartet and its wish for authenticity, precision and profound expressiveness.
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The winner of the Grand Prix and 4 special prizes at the 3rd Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition
1st Prize "Amadeus Prize" at Charles Hennen Competition
Schubert Prize at Schubert Competition
2nd Prize (no 1st Prize awarded) and the International Critics Prize at Bordeaux String Quartet Competition
2nd Prize at Prague Spring Competition