The Borodin Quartet is thrilled to receive the International Shostakovich Award on Saturday 20th June 2015 in Gohrisch (near Dresden), Germany.
The prestigious Prize will be bestowed to the members of the Quartet in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the work of Dmitri Shostakovich, a composer who has always played a huge role in the ensemble’s existence – he and his music have influenced all of the Borodin Quartet’s members (former and current) immensely.
The Borodin Quartet performs two concerts in at the International Shostakovich Days Festival in Gohrisch on 20th and 21st June which will include Shostakovich
Every year the Istanbul Music Festival provides recognition to composers, judicious researchers, leading conductors, innovatory and creative artists and figures who made significant contributions to the world’s cultural heritage and whose projects reveal the unifying power of music.
In 2015 the Festival has decided to present its Lifetime Achievement Award to the legendary Borodin Quartet in its 70th anniversary year. The remarkable continuity of the ensemble’s aesthetic values and the dedication of its members, past and present, to the high art of quartet playing, their commitment to tonal beauty, technical excellence and their profound artistic vision intertwined with an