Pavla Tesařová, violin
Michael Foršt, violin
Matouš Hasoň, viola
Martin Houdek, cello
The Ševčík Quartet was founded in June 2020 in Prague. The quartet has been studying at the Prague Conservatory with Radek Křižanovský (Apollon Quartet) since 2020, and in 2021 it continued its previous studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with Štěpán Ježek (Bennewitz Quartet). Three of the quartet members are also studying their major disciplines at HAMU in Prague. Pavla Tesařová studies in the class of Pavel Kudelásk, Matouš Hasoň with Karel Untermüller and Martin Houdek with Tomáš Strašil. Michael Foršt is studying at the German Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden with Hellen Weiß.
The founding members of the quartet are talented and gifted performers of the young musical scene, in June 2021 they won first prize at the Talents for Europe competition, reached the semifinals of the Prague Spring competition and also reached the finals of the Italian Societa Umanitaria competition. The Ševčík Quartet also took part in several master classes, in France at the Musique ala Flaine with Maria Chilemme (Quatuor Ebene), in Germany at the Jenuesses Musicales Deutschalnd (Cuarteto Casals), at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with the Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) . The ensemble also took part in a project organized by Musethica in Barcelona, where they performed repeatedly Brahms sextet together with Jonathan Brown and Eric Wise. Ševčík Quartet is developed under the supervision of players from the best Czech and foreign chamber ensembles, among them, in addition to Štěpán Ježek, Petr Holman (Zemlinsky Quartet), Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet, Jonathan Brown (Cuarteto Casals) and Yovan Markovitch (Quatuor) Danel) and others.