“The Quartet HANA…surprised with their communicative spontaneity and infectious joy of playing, which was immediately transmitted to the audience.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
The Quartett HANA was founded in April 2019 at the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts. Since this formation in 2021, violinists Gyurim Kwak, Fuga Miwatashi, violist Emiko Yuasa and cellist Johannes Välja have been studying with Prof. Raphaël Merlin, Prof. Hariolf Schlichtig (Cherubini Quartett) and the Quatuor Ébène. The musicians have received musical advices, working regularly with Prof. Eberhard Feltz and Prof. Dirk Mommertz (Fauré Quartett). They have participated in masterclasses by Prof. Oliver Wille (Kuss Quartet), Prof. Heime Müller(Artemis Quartett), Prof. Gerhard Schulz(Alban Berg Quartett) and Quatuor Voce.
In 2020, the Quartett HANA received 3rd prize at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Competition in Berlin and played in the Konzerthaus Berlin. In September 2022, the quartet received a special prize “Förderpreis Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland” at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. In April 2023, the quartet was awarded 3rd prize at the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Copenhagen. In September 2023, they also received the Walbusch prize from Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland. In October 2023, they have been awarded 2nd prize at the Concours de Genève.
Future engagements include performances at the Mozartfest Würzburg and Heidelberger Frühling.
Since 2021 they are sponsored by Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now in Munich.
The two violinists Gyurim Kwak and Fuga Miwatashi alternate in the role of primaria.
Aula der Grundschule Wörthsee/ Wörthsee Germany
Dusapin, Beethoven, Mendelssohn
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Mozartfest Würzburg/ Würzburg Germany
To be announced…
Heidelberger Frühling Streichquartettfest/ Heidelberg Germany
To be announced…
77th Concours de Genève 2023 Final
F. Mendelssohn: String quartet No.3 in D Major, Op.44-1
77th Concours de Genève – Finalist Interview HANA
77th Concours de Genève 2023 Semi-Final Recital1
J.Haydn: String Quartet Op.77-1 in G Major, Hob.Ⅲ.81
K.Szymanowski: String Quartet No.2, Op.56
B.Bartók: String Quartet No.3
77th Concours de Genève 2023 Semi-Final Recital2
P.Dusapin: Quatuor V
L.v.Beethoven:String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132
Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition 2023 Finale
C.Nielsen: String quartet No.2 in F minor, Op.5 3rd movement
L.v.Beethoven: String quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132
Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition 2023 2nd Round
F.Mendelssohn: String quartet No.3 in D major, Op.44-1 1st&3rd mov.
B.Bartók: String quartet No.3
ARD International Music Competition 2022 -Semifinale
W.A.Mozart: String quartet F major, KV.590
A.Webern: Five movements Op.5
Dobrinka Tabakova: The Ear of Grain for string quartet
Recording on 22th November, 2022
K.Szymanowski: String quartet No.2, Op.56 1st&2nd mov.
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