The Schulhoff Quartet consists of four Czech musicians who have known each other since their early school days and have been playing together ever since. Their musical career began in various renowned orchestras and bands, such as the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Wiener Kammerorchester and the Petersen Quartet. In 2001, they decided to form the Schulhoff Quartet.
The group is composed of:
– Milan Šetena – violinist, a member of the Wiener Streichersolisten and Wiener Geigen Quartetts,
– Michal Kostka – violinist, a member of the Wiener Symphoniker, concertmaster of the Bruckner Orchestra in Linz. He has also played with the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Wiener Staatsoperorchester,
– Filip Waulin – viola, member of the Wiener Kammerorchester, the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Wiener Staatsoperorchester,
– Jonáš Krejčí – cello, member of the Wiener Kammerorchester, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Skampa Quarter and the Petersen Quartet.The Schulhoff Quartet is particularly interested in the pieces created by the composers of their country who were the victims of the Holocaust. Composers such as Gideon Klein, Hans Krasa, Viktor Ullmann and Erwin Schulhoff all left a huge musical legacy and it is the desire of the Quartet to bring this music back to into Central Europe, from it originated. The Quartet also plays in their repertoire classical pieces composed for string quartets, and are active throughout Europe, having participated in numerous festivals in the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. In the meantime they have released three albums. The musicians frequently work together with Professor Milan Škampa and Janacek Forscher.