The group, which fits into the longstanding Czech string quartet tradition, was founded in 1994 while the members were still students. It features František Souček and Petr Střížek on violin, Petr Holman on viola and Vladimír Fortin on violoncello.
Named after the Austrian composer, conductor and teacher Alexander Zemlinsky, who made a contribution to Czech, German, and Jewish culture during his 16-year residence in Prague, the ensemble won the First Grand Prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in 2010.
The Zemlinsky Quartet will present an all-Czech program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia.
MV Chamber Music Society’s 2018-19 season continues with the ATOS Piano Trio on Nov. 4, pianist Nikolay Khozyainov, on Jan. 13, 2019, St. Lawrence String Quartet with clarinetist Todd Palmer on Feb. 17, 2019 and and Fauré Quartet on March 24, 2019. As usual, the organization will cap its season by showcasing the talents of five emerging classical musicians at the annual Marin Music Chest “Young Artists’ Concert” on May 19, 2019.
The 411: Starting with the Zemlinsky Quarter on Oct. 14, the Mill Valley Chamber Music Society concerts are at 5 p.m. Sundays at the Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church at 410 Sycamore Avenue. Single tickets are $35 general and FREE for youth, teen and college music students. Students 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Season subscriptions options include $120 per person for all five concerts or a mini-subscription for $90 for three concerts. All subscribers receive a complimentary ticket to the annual Marin Music Chest Young Artists Concert in May 2019. MORE INFO & TIX.