The Noga Quartet follows the great tradition of chamber music that enthrals in performances of some of the greatest compositions of the string quartet repertoire.
Since winning first prize in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2015, it has been invited to perform in Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium and France.
For the Noga Quartet, string quartet playing is the pinnacle of musical expression. “We love working together. Conveying the life in this music is what we are about. There is nothing more satisfying than celebrating the great string quartet repertoire, from the classics of the past to more contemporary works.”
Established in Berlin in 2009, the Noga Quartet has an impressive musical pedigree, with coaching from both the Artemis Quartet and the Alban Berg Quartet. Members have also been privileged to perform in masterclasses with some of world’s greatest chamber musicians: Volker Jacobsen, Philipe de Groote, Peter Schuhmayer, Atar Arad, Thomas Riebl, Paul Katz, Timothy Eddy, Miriam Fried and Andras Keller.
The quartet is based in Berlin where its members are fully committed to music making at the highest level, also performing with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.
With three of the members originally from France, and one from Israel and Italy, the quartet shows a flair for a wide variety of musical repertoire, with an original character to its interpretations and sound.
During its formative years, the Noga Quartet was selected to take part in a number of prestigious international competitions and festivals, including the Premio Borciani in 2014, the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2010 and 2013, the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, the Ravinia Music Festival in 2011 and the McGill Quartet Academy in 2010 and 2012.
The quartet received a scholarship from the Ottilie-Selbach-Redslob foundation in Berlin in 2010, and in 2014 won first prize in the competition of the Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation in Berlin.
"As expected, the Noga players won the major Monash University Grand Prize"
THE SUNDAY MORNING HERALD
"Noga Quartet (France/Israel) is a stand alone Jewel of a quartet. Each work they play receives special attention for thoughtful authenticity"
"Le Quatuor Noga entre en scène et d'emblée nous projète sur une autre planète: les nuances sont infinitésimales, les couleurs, d'une infine richesse, la précision, chirurgicale"
LE DEVOIR, MONTREAL