Monthly Archives: September 2014

2015 – 70th Anniversary Season

The Borodin Quartet will be celebrating their 70th anniversary in 2015. The current members of the Quartet are Ruben Aharonian, Sergey Lomovsky, Igor Naidin and Vladimir Balshin. The group is considered to be one of the world’s most eminent and revered string quartets.

Their anniversary sees them perform all over the world with dates in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rotterdam, Tokyo, Istanbul, Montreal, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Warsaw, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Berlin and Vienna to name a few.

No history of Russian music in the post-war period would be complete without a significant discussion of the Borodin Quartet. The original ensemble formed


Beethoven in Bonn then Down Under

The 2014-15 Season begins with the final chapter of a three-year residency at the Beethovenfest in Bonn. Probably no other ensemble has confronted, so profoundly and over such a long period, the works of the two great quartet composers in musical history Ludwig van Beethoven and Dmitri Shostakovich. In their three-year residency in Bonn, the Borodin Quartet played a total of twelve concerts, all the Beethoven string quartets and the most important Russian works of this genre. “Here we have not four individual players, but a single sixteen-stringed instrument of great virtuosity” (Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung, Gerhard Rohde, 14 Oct 2013).