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Amadeus Quartett


from left to right: Peter (Hans) Schidlof, viola, 1922 Göllersdorf - 1987 Sunderland, Siegmund Nissel, second violin, 1922 Munich-2008 London, Martin Lovett, cello, b. 1927 London, Katinka and Norbert Brainin, first violin, 1923 Vienna - 2005 London. Photo 1950: wedding picture Martin Lovett and Suzanne Rozsa (Rosenbaum), 1923 Budapest-2005 London, violinist, studied at Music Academy Vienna with Ernst Morawec, 1938 exile UK. Brainin, Nissel and Schidlof fled to the UK 1938/39 (Nissel and Schidlof as Kindertransportees), met in internment camps for 'enemy aliens'. Studies with Max Rostal a. o.. 1947 establishment Amadeus Quartet, 1948 London debut Wigmore Hall; untill premature death of Peter Schidlof almost 40 years of collaboration as one of the leading string quartets worldwide: formidable international career, large discography, numerous awards, i. a. Order of the British Empire, ‘Golden Gramophone’, honorary doctorates of the Universities of London, York, Weimar, Order of Merit Federal Republic of Germany, Austrian Order of Merit for the Arts and Sciences. Update Primavera Driessen Gruber January 12, 2014

 

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Amadeus Quartet with Suzanne Rozsa

   

 


 


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