Classical Guitar

A musician's toughest critic is...another musician. And the fact that distinguished composers from London, New York, Buenos Aires and Prague have chosen to write music especially for the Prague Guitar Quartet speaks for itself.

Professional music critics concur: In reviews, it is common to read such adjectives as "celestial, sparkling, intelligent, bright remarkable, excellent, uncommon, fascinating..." The reviewers have been unanimous in their praise and their insistence that the Prague Guitar Quartet goes beyond the bounds of what is commonly thought to be the tonal range of the guitar.

 

... expressive quality accompanied by pure mastery, a miracle of interpretation with a dainty color and knowledge ... If there is an ideal model, it may well be this Prague one!"
Cahiers de la Guitare (F)
Cahiers de la Guitare (F)

...The dialog, the harmony and the multifarious voices of the four guitars giving the impression of the string quartet in perfect harmony easily convinces one that this is indeed a genuine chamber and original ensemble... "
Music News from Prague (CZ)
Music News from Prague (CZ)

...Once again, credit must go to the Prague Guitar Quartet for a performance which, both technically and interpretationally, leaves no question unanswered. This is a first-rate recording by a world class ensemble."
Classical Guitar (GB)
Classical Guitar (GB)

...Classical Guitar did not exaggerate when it described the sound of the PGQ as celestial..."
Viernheimer Tageblatt (D)
Viernheimer Tageblatt (D)

...The tasteful repertoire, the perfect unanimity, the purity of tone, the intelligent musical expression - are the advantages of the quartet, that have so far, always brought success to all members of the ensemble."
Hudební rozhledy (CZ)
Hudební rozhledy (CZ)

...The Prague Guitar Quartet is demonstrably one of the finest guitar ensembles around."
Classical Guitar (GB)
Classical Guitar (GB)

...Prague Guitar Quartet plays Spanish music with drive and energy, is not afraid to hit the strings with hardness and metal sound of pizzicato in the dance stylized figurations. All special techniques consisting of strikes and tapes on the guitar bridge and other resonant aliquot locations sounds sophisticated. It is precisely this varied articulation of tone colour that is one of the greatest advantages of the PGQ's play, which meets the highest interpretative standards in the world context..."
Czech Radio (CZ)
Czech Radio (CZ)

...First Leoš Janáček, then Arcangelo Corelli: Between the magic free tonality of the modern Czech and the lively baroque sound of Italian, the quartet created a convincing connection - uncompromising purity of sound. "On an Overgrown Path" and "Concerto grosso" have lost all of the earth's weight and touched the hearts of the listeners..."
Main-Netz (D)
Main-Netz (D)

...This ensemble of four virtuosos is remarkable group of rare unanimity and homogeneity. Their uncommon fluency enabled them to bring a high level of finesse to even the most high-tempo pieces... For its "classical" pieces, comparisons with traditional string quartets would not be unjastified... Excellent guitar ensemble ! "
Cahiers de la Guitare (F)
Cahiers de la Guitare (F)