The Prague Cello Quartet debuted in fall of 2006 in Prague´s Žofín palace in front of several hundred people. Large success motivated members of the Quartet into further work.
As there is not enough repertoire for this unique and currently the only professional formation of this kind in the Czech Republic, every member had to also become an arranger. Advantages in adjusting music this way are the possibilities of cello. Its scale is very similar to that of human voice as it can cover tunes from the bass scale to the heights of violin.
These cellists are predominantly students of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Their repertoires – created from the favorite pieces of each member, requests of their fans or audience –include music from almost all modern styles – from jazz to metal, but also modified pieces of the greatest classical composers. Main driving force of the Quartet is the need to create; originally, with joyand with high quality.
One of the targets of Prague Cello Quartet is to bring audience of all age groups back to high standard music and to show them that even classical music can be ´cool´. Prague Cello Quartet is also supporting numerous charity projects. One of its recent accomplishments was the success of charity concert which significantly helped to raise funds for the repair of children playground in Prague. Besides educational, fundraising and all-evening concerts, Prague Cello Quartet appears at festivals, balls, vernissages and other ceremonial events. You also might have seen them on TV screens.