Maxime Michaluk violin
Esther Agusti violin
Marko Milenkovic viola
Nepomuk Braun cello
In 2020 the Adelphi Quartet won 1st Prize in the prestigious Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation Competition at the Heidelberger Frühling Festival, and in 2021 3rd Prize at the Paolo Borciani Competition in Italy.
Formed in 2017 the Quartet studied with Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and has received invaluable support and guidance from Eberhard Feltz and Valentin Erben. They were prize-winners at the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) International Auditions in 2021.
Concert highlights include recitals at the Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, Kammermusik Wiesbaden, Musiktage Mondsee (Austria), the International Mozarteum Foundation (Salzburg) and Le Théâtre de Namur (Belgium). In 2021 they recorded live a new Quartet by Bushra El-Turk (Saffron Dusk) at the Bibliotheksaal in Polling (Bavaria) commissioned by the Cosman Keller Art and Music Trust.
The Quartet has given performances of Schubert's String Quintet with Valentin Erben (Alban Berg Quartet) at the Villa Musica in Germany and undertaken exchange programmes at McGill University in Montreal, and with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.
This season they make their debut at Wigmore Hall, return to the Heidelberger Frühling Quartet Festival and give recitals for the Frankfurt Hindemith-Tage series and Festival de Quatuor ‘Voix intimes’ in Tournai (Belgium). During the summer they worked with young composers as part of Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland project.
The individual members have studied with, among others, Igor Ozim, Benjamin Schmid, Rainer Schmidt, Thomas Riebl, Lawrence Power, Heinrich Schiff and Clemens Hagen.