"The beauty captures from the first moment and the discourse captivates by its character - at times fiery, and at times dreamy or playful." © 2021 Classica
"Again, it is the sophistication of the Aviv’s phrasing and penchant for communicating a sense of affectionate poise and ease that proves so delightfully engaging." © 2020 The Strad
From New York to Sydney, to Vienna and London, the Aviv Quartet has captivated audiences with its exceptional performances at the world’s most prestigious venues, such as Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, l’Auditorium du Louvre, Wigmore Hall, and the Konzerthaus Berlin. It has also been invited by festivals such as Verbier, Davos, Aix-enProvence, Lubéron, and les Folles Journées de Nantes.
The Aviv Quartet has had the privilege to study with Europe’s finest quartets: the Amadeus Quartet, the Alban Berg Quartet, and the Quatuor Ysaÿe. It has distinguished itself at international competitions by winning the Grand Prix and four special prizes at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (Australia, 1999), 1st prize at the Charles Hennen Competition (Netherlands, 1999), 2nd prize and Schubert prize at the international "Schubert and Modern Music" competition in Graz (Austria, 2003), and 2nd prize (no 1st prize awarded) and the International Critics prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition (France, 2003). The Aviv Quartet has also been the recipient of the Israeli Ministry of Culture Award, the Mif’al haPais prize by the Israeli Lottery Foundation, and the German Culture Ministry Award.
Based in Switzerland, the ensemble offers in a series of live concerts the full cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets during the 2018-19 season - all recorded and broadcast regularly by the Swiss Radio and Television. The two latest recordings released by the Aviv Quartet are dedicated to Schubert — the string quintet in C major for the Naxos label in 2020; and "The Last Quartets", 2021, for the Aparté label — and have been unanimously praised by the international press, receiving "5 diapasons", "Supersonic" by Pizzicato.
Aviv, meaning spring in Hebrew, represents the philosophy of the Aviv Quartet and its wish for perpetual renewal, for authenticity, and for profound expressiveness.
The winner of the Grand Prix and 4 special prizes at the 3rd Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition
1st Prize "Amadeus Prize" at Charles Hennen Competition
Schubert Prize at Schubert and Modern Music Competition
2nd Prize (no 1st Prize awarded) and the International Critics Prize at Bordeaux String Quartet Competition
2nd Prize at Prague Spring Competition