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Formed in 1957, the Bartók Quartet immediately won numerous prizes in their early years, including the International Haydn Competition in Budapest (1959), and the International String Quartet competition at Ličge in 1963. In 1981 they were awarded the UNESCO Prize, in 1986 the Bartók Prize. They have toured the world to immense acclaim and have made many definitive recordings. 'Indian Summer in Levoca' is honoured to have them perform at this year's festival.
Peter Kómlos, the Quartet's leader, plays the 'Hamma' Stradivarius violin of 1733. Géza Hargitai (2nd violin) plays a Guadagani of 1779; Géza Németh (viola) a Grancino of 1712; and László Mező (cello) a Montagnana of 1730.
At their concert on October 2nd, the Bartók Quartet will play music by Haydn, Mozart (the 'Dissonance' Quartet) and the 6th Quartet of Bartók.