The biennial award is given by the City of Hanau in recognition of the famous composer

Zehetmair credit Keith Pattison

The Zehetmair Quartet has been awarded this year’s Paul Hindemith Prize of the City of Hanau, worth €10,000. The ensemble – comprising violinists Thomas Zehetmair (pictured) and Kuba Jakowicz, violist Ruth Killius and cellist Christian Elliot – will receive the award at Congress Park in Hanau, Germany – birthplace of the famous composer and violist in 1895.

The Paul Hindemith Prize has been given every two years since 2000. Previous recipients include violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, violist Tabea Zimmermann and conductor Paavo Järvi.

The Zehetmair Quartet embarked upon their first concert tour in 1998 and regularly perform in Europe, the US and Japan. The group has recorded Bartók's Fourth String Quartet and Hartmann's First Quartet as well as Schumann's First and Third String Quartets for ECM.

Photo: Keith Pattison

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