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Fejes Quartet

“...they do not lack the rapport and mutual understanding required to excel in the more intimate circumstances of chamber music. These four works must be as taxing to play as any in the repertoire, and they project them with all the necessary virtuosity and with total conviction. Highly recommended!”

William Hedley, International Record Review

"These are world premiere recordings, so there is nothing to compare them to, but they certainly make a strong case for this powerful and unduly neglected music." on Ronald Center's Complete String Quartets CD

Peter Burwasser, May 2022 Fanfare Magazine."

Quartet - String Quartet

Instrumentation

  • Tamás Fejes - Violin I
  • Yoan Hlebarov - Violin II
  • Theodore Chung - Viola
  • Balázs Renczés - Cello

Repertoire

Core string quartet repertoire, including recent commissions.

Sample programme 1:

Mozart, K 590 in F major

Webern, Langsammersatz

Beethoven, Op 59 No 1 in F major

Sample programme 2:

Haydn, String Quartet Op 74 No 1 in C major

Glazunov, Five Novelettes Op 15 (2 movements)

Debussy, String Quartet Op 10 in G minor

Biography

Originally formed in 2006, the Fejes Quartet first came to know each other as members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. A chance opportunity to work together as a quartet established a musical collaboration of the highest quality.

The group has now reformed and has just finished recording the 3 string quartets by Ronald Center, a Scottish composer who lived in Aberdeenshire and died in 1973. This will be the first official recording of his string quartets and will be released by Toccata Classics.

Violin I - Tamás Fejes was born into a family of musicians in Szeged, Hungary. He is currently the assistant leader of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and also part-time tutor in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In 2006 Tamas founded the Fejes Quartet, with whom he has performed in festivals in Hungary, France, Italy and at home in Scotland.

Violin II - Yoan Hlebarov started playing the violin at the age of 4. He graduated from the "Liubomir Pipkov" Music School in his home town Sofia, Bulgaria. He continued his studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland from the age of 18.

Viola - Born in Singapore, Theodore Chung started learning the violin at an early age and eventually switched to being a full time violist, studying most notably under Leslie Tan of the T'ANG Quartet and Zhang Manchin, principal violist of Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He managed to attain a full scholarship to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has been awarded full scholarship to pursue his postgraduate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Cello - Balázs Renczés was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1994. He started to play the cello at the age of 5. He studied at the Preparatory Course of the Exceptionally Talented Students of the Liszt Academy of Music, then with Robert Irvine at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has performed a number of Cello Concertos with several professional orchestras and was awarded first prize in several national and international competitions.

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