During the current 2016-2017 Season, the Takács Quartet performs complete, six-concert Beethoven cycles at London's Wigmore Hall, at Princeton University, the University of Michigan and the University of California, Berkeley.
The Takács Quartet's first violinist, Edward Dusinberre, has written a book, "Beethoven for a Later Age - the Journey of a String Quartet". It was published in 2016 by Faber in the U.K. and by the University of Chicago Press in the U.S. to strong reviews.
The Takács Quartet, nominated for a Grammy for their 2015 recording of the Shostakovich Piano Quintet with Marc-Andre Hamelin, and the Shostakovich String Quartet No. 2 on the Hyperion label, performed at the 58th Annual Grammy Show.
The Takács toured with pianist Garrick Ohlsson in April, 2016, performing the Elgar Piano Quintet, including a concert at Carnegie Hall. In December of 2017, they tour again with Mr. Ohlsson, performing the Brahms Piano Quintet.
The Takács Quartet and Meryl Streep performed Philip Roth's "Everyman" program at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto in October, 2016. They performed this program with Miss Streep last season at Princeton, and in 2007, performed it with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman at Carnegie Hall.
John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall, awarded the Takács String Quartet with the Wigmore Hall Medal on Saturday 10 May, 2014. The Medal, inaugurated in 2007, recognises major international artists and significant figures in the classical music world who have a strong association with the Hall.
In May, 2012, Gramophone Magazine announced that the Takács Quartet was the only string quartet to be inducted into its first Hall of Fame, along with such legendary artists as Jascha Heifetz, Leonard Bernstein and Dame Janet Baker.
John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall, announced that from the 2012-13 season, the Takács Quartet will be Associate Artists at the Hall.
The Takács Quartet has been awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. The award, made by Hungarian President Lászl Slyom, was announced by H.E. Gyorgy Szapáry, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to the United States on March 15, Hungary's national holiday.
The Takács Quartet received the Royal Philharmonic Society Award in the Chamber Music & Song Category for their performances of Beethoven's complete string quartets in the United Kingdom during 2010.
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The members of the quartet are honored to have received the University of Colorado’s 2010 Faculty Excellence Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work.
During 2016-17 the Takács Quartet performs Beethoven cycles at important venues in the US and at London’s Wigmore Hall. For details see the links below:
In May 2016, Hyperion released the Takács Quartet’s CD of Franck’s Piano Quintet with pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin, and Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor. The recording was immediately acclained byGramophone Magazine as “Editor’s Choice”.