See and hear some of the finest chamber music being performed today when the Takacs String Quartet performs at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre with guest pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin. The only string quartet inducted into Gramophone
Magazine's Hall of Fame, the Takacs has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards, winning in 2003 for an album in their acclaimed series of the complete Beethoven quartets. They've also received some of the most prestigious awards in the classical music world, including Disc of the Year from BBC Music Magazine
, the Japanese Record Academy Award, the Chamber Music of America Award and the Royal Philharmonic Society's 2011 Award for Chamber Music and Song. Founded in Hungary, they are now based in Colorado. Born in Montreal, Hamelin has been playing the most prestigious concert halls in North America and Europe for more than 20 years, and released dozens of acclaimed albums. In this concert, they'll play music by Schubert, Britten and Shostakovich.
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