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Eliot Quartett

Austria/Russia/Germany


"We were absolutely thrilled to hear that we’d secured a place at MICMC. Just knowing how many serious, hard-working and excellent young chamber music groups there are out there made it an honour for us to be selected. It’s a unique opportunity to be transported literally halfway across the world for an international competition that we’ve heard nothing but good things about."  Alexander Michael Sachs, violin

The Eliot Quartett was founded in 2014 and is the result of long-term friendship and musical experience. The quartett is named after the American poet T. S. Eliot whose famous work “Four Quartets” was inspired by the innovative late Quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven. Eliot attempted to establish a connection between past, present and future by breaking away from the accepted classical forms of the time.  

The four musicians began studying chamber music with Prof. Hubert Buchberger and are currently studying with Prof. Tim Vogler at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main and with Prof. Günter Pichler at the Instituto Internacional de Música de Camera at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid.

The Eliot Quartett has attended masterclasses with Valentin Erben, Alfred Brendel, and the Mandelring Quartett. Shortly after its conception, the Eliot Quartett captured the Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt chamber music prize in November 2014. The quartet went on to win 3rd prize at the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Hochschulwettbewerb in the string quartet division in January 2016 and 2nd prize at the Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation String Quartet Competition in October 2016.

In 2017, the Eliot Quartett was accepted into the Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz Scholarship Program and received the Academy Prize for the promotion of young talent from the Academy of Science and Literature in Mainz. The quartet has performed in various concert series throughout Europe, including a residency at the Kammermusikwoche at the Thüringische Sommerakademie where they performed with cellist Manuel Fischer-Dieskau.

Eliot Quartett members

Maryana Osipova - 1st Violin
Alexander Michael Sachs - 2nd Violin
Dmitry Hahalin - Viola
Michael Preuß - Cello


Round One

HAYDN String Quartet in D major op 71 no 2
BARTOK String Quartet, sz 85 nr 3
ADÈS The Four Quarters

Round Two

HARRISON Balderdash
DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor