Czech Republic


Václav Dvořák, violin
Ondřej Pustějovský, violin
Martin Stupka, viola
Vojtěch Urban, cello

Incepted in 1972 by violist Karel Doležal, the Doležal Quartet is one of top traditional representatives of Czech quartet school. In 2003 professor Doležal invited young experienced players to take up the quartet. Inauguration concert (April 2005) was part of the Prague Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series.

The Doležal Quartet was working under supervision of Prof. Milan Škampa (Smetana Quartet), Prof. Václav Bernášek, Prof. Jiří Panocha, Prof. Eberhart Feltz and Natalia Prishepenko.

The Quartet is the winner of several competitions (third prize in the Max Reger Competition in Germany in 2009, second prize in the Janáček Competition in Brno in 2010). In September 2015, it has just been awarded the second prize and special prize for the best interpretation of works by Antonin Dvorak in the Janáček Competition.

The Doležal Quartet has recorded for the Czech Television as well as for the Czech Radio, for example the world premiere recordings of Quartet in B Major by Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst or of 4th String Quartet of Ivan Kurz which was dedicated to this ensemble. In June 2014 its recording of Leoš Janáček ́s String Quartet No. 1 was broadcasted in Radio France. In 2014 a CD of chamber music has been recorded in Berlin with a young talented clarinettist Blaž Šparovec.

The Quartet plays in concerts in the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, France and Japan.

Since 2013 Doležal Quartet participates at professional training programme organised by the French association ProQuartet­CEMC where they met among others with Günter Pichler and Natalia Prishepenko. In 2014 they were supported by ”Les Amis de ProQuartet“.