The biennial award is given by the City of Hanau in recognition of the famous composer
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
Photo: Keith Pattison