Kelemen Quartet Returns After Three-Year Hiatus

The Budapest-based chamber group returns to the stage with two new members after a three-year hiatus


The founding members, Barnabas Kelemen and Katalin Kokas, introduce two new members to the quartet. VC Artist Jonian Ilias Kadesha will be a violinist and Vashti Hunter will be their new cellist.

These two new musicians have developed their careers as solo musicians as well as chamber musicians. They have performed with esteemed artists such as Martha Argerich, Vilde Frang, Steven Isserlis, and Nicolas Altstaedt — and are the founders of the Trio Gaspard.

The quartet's premiere performance will be on April 13 and 16 for the Bartok Spring Festival in Budapest. The group will study the cycle of Béla Bartók's six string quartets.