Borodin Quartet joins Rayfield Allied for General Management

19 September 2013

Rayfield Allied is delighted to welcome the Borodin Quartet onto our roster for General Management.

Approaching seventy years on the international stage, the Borodin Quartet has been celebrated for its insight and authority in the chamber music repertoire. Revered for its searching performances of Beethoven and Shostakovich, the Quartet is equally at home in music ranging from Mozart to Stravinsky.

The Borodin Quartet’s particular affinity with Russian repertoire was stimulated by a close relationship with Shostakovich, who personally supervised the study of each of his quartets. Widely regarded as definitive interpretations, the Quartet’s cycles of the complete Shostakovich quartets have been performed all over the world, including Vienna, Zurich, Frankfurt, Madrid, Lisbon, Seville, London, Paris and New York. In recent seasons the Quartet has returned to a broader repertoire, including works by Schubert, Prokofiev, Borodin and Tchaikovsky, while continuing to be welcomed and acclaimed at major venues throughout the world.

The Borodin Quartet was formed in 1945 by four students from the Moscow Conservatory. Ten years later, it changed its name from the Moscow Philharmonic Quartet to the Borodin Quartet. The current members of the Quartet are Ruben Aharonian, Sergey Lomovsky, Igor Naidin and Vladimir Balshin.

The Borodin Quartet’s extensive discography includes benchmark recordings over several decades for labels including EMI, RCA, Teldec, Chandos and most recently Onyx. The Quartet has been honoured with many prizes included a Gramophone Award in 1994, and the nomination for a Grammy in the 2005 “Best Chamber Performance” category.

The Borodin Quartet is represented worldwide by at Rayfield Allied.

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