The Javus Quartet is a young string quartet from Salzburg consisting of Mare-Therese Schwöllinger, Alexandra Moser, Anuschka Cidlinsky and Oscar Hagen and is currently based in Vienna. Its members started playing together at a very young age in various different ensembles, and studied all at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. This is where 2016 the quartet was formed. Their love for chamber music, their strong personal bond and similar approach give them the opportunity to go deep into the rich quartet repertoire and build their own distinctive style. The quartet is particularly influenced by Lukas Hagen’s guidance and continuous support. At the moment they continue their studies with Johannes Meissl in Vienna.Eberhard Feltz also represents a strong musical influence, whose unique approach continues to inspire the quartet to dvelve deep into to the score and its structure. Valentin Erben and Gerhard Schulz, both members of the Alban Berg Quartet challenged them to find new ways of sound production. A concert highlight of 2020 is performing the Schubert Quintet with Valentin Erben. Working with renowned composer Thomas Adès at the IMS Prussia Cove 2018 marks one of the quartets most memorable experiences apart from their time at the Musethica Festival in Israel playing alongside Jean and Agnes Sulem (Rosamunde Quartet).In 2017 they were awarded the 2nd prize at the Chamber Music Competition C.R.D.M. in Udine and 2020 the audience prize at the Irene Steels Wilsing Competition at „Heidelberger Frühling“. Each one of them profit from their own extensive and varied musical experiences, playing solo, chamber music and orchestra. Those external connections benefit the group and reinforced their wish to play together.They partook in the renowned festivals Mattseer Diabelli and Mondseer Musiktage (artistic directors Auryn Quartet) in Austria and perform regularly on stages in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland where they captivate audience and critics alike with their passion and commitment to the score.
Marie Therese Schwöllinger, Violine
Alexandra Moser, Violine
Anuschka Cidlinsky, Viola
Oscar Hagen, Cello