Gamavilla String Quartet - Bruce Hobson - Equinox Music



The Gamavilla String Quartet from left to right: Marián Pavlík, Vladislav Kvapil, Vít Muzík, and Gabriel Pavlík. (Photo by Libor Teichmann)

Tuning up for the recording of Bruce Hobson's String Quartet in the Reduta Hall, Olomouc, Czech Republic. (Photo by Zdenek Slavotínek)

Gamavilla String Quartet

Vít Muzík, violin
Vladislav Kvapil, violin
Gabriel Pavlík, viola
Marián Pavlík, violoncello

Formed in 1998, the Gamavilla String Quartet has brought together four of the finest musicians from the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the foremost orchestras in the Czech Republic. Since its inception, the Quartet's repertoire has consisted of a wide range of classical music from the Renaissance through the romantic periods and into the twenty-first century. The ensemble has had great success in presenting jazz compositions as well as classical works influenced by jazz. Arrangements for string quartet of Beatles favorites and well known pieces by George Gershwin have become an important part of ensemble's repertoire.

Participation in many concerts and major music festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad have established the Quartet's reputation as one of the important string quartets in Europe. The ensemble has made recordings for Czech Television and Broadcasting, including a live recording made for Czech Broadcasting in Prague and Slovak Broadcasting in Bratislava which was transmitted by the European Broadcasting Union in June of 2004 and received excellent reviews.

In 2002 the ensemble recorded the American composer David Fetherolf's string quartet, When Only the Moon Rages, which was highly praised by the world renowned Czech-American composer, Karel Husa.

The Quartet has also participated in numerous concerts of internationally recognized stars of pop music. In 1999 the ensemble performed with Vanesa Mae in Germany and Switzerland; in 2005 the Quartet toured with Rod Steward throughout Europe.

Gamavilla String Quartet: Discography
David Fetherolf When Only the Moon Rages
Lori Dobbins Elegie 2003
Don Walker String Quartet No. 5 2004
Gamavilla Sachová Partie
(Gamavilla Chess Game)
Beatles Songs, Arranged by M. Svoboda,
P. Breiner, and G. Pavlík
Gamavilla String Quartet The Metamorphosis of Time (Live Recording
for Czech and Slovak Radio)
Don Walker String Quartet No. 7 2005
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin Favorites 2005
Gamavilla String Quartet Gamavilla Plays Dvorák and Mozart 2005
Bruce Hobson String Quartet 2005
Vladislav Kvapil, The Gamavilla String Quartet, [email protected]
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