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The Takács Quartet is a string quartet, originally founded in Hungary, and now based in Boulder, Colorado, United States. In 1975, four students at the Music Academy in Budapest, Gabor Takács-Nagy (first violin), Károly Schranz (second violin), Gabor Ormai (viola), and András Fejér (cello) formed The Takács Quartet. According to their own story, Takács-Nagy, Ormai and Fejér had been playing trios together for several months when they met Schranz during a pickup soccer game after classes. With the immediate addition… read more

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  • Their interpretation of Bartók is the best.
  • Wow, two comments? Amazing quartet. Can't wait to see them do Bartok's String Quartets in April.
  • The picture really, really sucks...
  • Just listening to the Takács do Death & the Maiden and I'm amazed at how they bring out so much more urgency than other recordings I've heard. It feels like the first time I've heard it, all over again.

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