Biography

The Aviv Quartet has been awarded the Grand Prix and 4 special prizes at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, 1st Prize "Amadeus Prize" at Charles Hennen Competition, Schubert Prize at Schubert Competition, 2nd Prize (ex aequo with Belcea Quartet) and the International Critics Prize at Bordeaux String Quartet Competition, 2nd Prize at Prague Spring Competition as well as several government prizes, such as Israeli Ministry of Culture Prize, German Ministry of Education Award, Prize of Israeli Lottery Foundation.

The quartet has performed at leading venues throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall (New York), Kennedy Center and The Library of Congress (Washington), Sydney Opera House, Cologne Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall (London), Auditorium du Louvre, Théâtre du Chatelet and Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Beethovenhaus (Bohn). As well, the Aviv Quartet performed in Brazil, China, Australia, Ireland, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Croatia, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Canada, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Belgium and Switzerland.

The Aviv Quartet studied with Gad Kogan, Irina Svetlova and Chaim Taub, than continued its studies with the members of the Alban Berg Quartet at Cologne Hochschule, and Daniel Quartet at Rotterdam Conservatory and the Ysaye Quartet in Paris.

In addition, the Aviv Quartet participated in courses and master-classes with members of Amadeus Quartet, Emerson Quartet, Julliard Quartet, Isaac Stern, Walter Levin, Henry Mayer, Leon Fleisher, Joseph Kalichshtein, Wu Han, Ivry Gitlis, Arnold Steinhard and Paul Katz.

Aviv, meaning 'spring' in Hebrew, a signifier of new beginnings and the season of birth and fresh thinking encompasses the Aviv Quartet's artistic philosophy of stripping away artificial coverings "to reveal true nature, sharper definition and heightened awareness".

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Sergey Ostrovsky
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Philippe Villafranca
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Noémie Bialobroda
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Daniel Mitnitsky
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AVIV QUARTET

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