Über Dvorak Piano Quartet
The Dvořák Piano Quartet is made up of musicians already experienced in the field of chamber music. Since 1999, while still studying at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Prague, the pianist Slávka Pěchočová played with the cellist Jan Žďánský in the IUNO Trio. Their collaboration continued when they took part in a complete recording of Janáček’s chamber works (2005–2007).
The great wish of the Spring Duo was to create a larger stable ensemble and, at the suggestion of a number of concert planners, a piano quartet was formed: Slávka Vernerová-Pěchočová (piano), Helena Jiříkovská (violin), Petr Verner (viola) and Jan Žďánský (cello). Originally, the ensemble performed under the name Spring Piano Quartet.
Recently, the kind permission to use Dvořák’s name for the ensemble was granted by the direct descendant of the composer, Antonín Dvořák III. This title also received the approval of the Antonín Dvořák Society in Prague.